3 Extras You Shouldn't Forget When Booking A Conference
An increasing number of companies are finding that the benefits of regular, scheduled meetings with their staff are yielding *significant improvements to the business as a whole.
From motivational conferences to structured training events and strategy planning days – there is an undeniable trend towards more frequent, company wide gatherings that are delivering a considerable boost to morale, communication and employee retention.
With the success of such an event at stake, it is critical that one considers not only the benefits of using a purpose built venue such as Lane End Conference Centre – but the variety of additional extras that can enhance the occasion and ensure a positive outcome.
From fast, reliable broadband to on site accommodation, accessibility to major airports and convenient transport links, there is certainly a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the ideal conference or training centre. Let’s take a look at 3 additional features that should always be considered when it comes to securing the perfect venue...
1. Team Building Facilities
There is nothing quite like a well executed team building event to improve staff communication, problem solving abilities and general motivation! With a wealth of different personalities often at play within a particular department or company, team building events can effectively break down these barriers and help forge better working relationships throughout your business.
Set within 26 acres of the idyllic Chilterns countryside, the Lane End Conference Centre is perfectly placed to host a wide variety of team building challenges, from experiential learning to fun team activities such as segway adventures and target shooting.
Choosing a purpose built venue such as Lane End Conference Centre allows businesses to take their staff off-site and really explore the benefits of added extras such as team building events. Most importantly though – it sends the key message to staff that a company is willing to invest in their personal development and ultimately, their success in the workplace.
2. On Site Catering Services
From nutritious break time platters to hearty evening feasts, no company event would be complete without the right quantity (and quality) of delicious food to fuel delegates and presenters alike!
Sometimes overlooked as one of the more crucial components of a successful conference, the catering for your event should be a priority - especially if attention spans and productivity are to be maintained.
At Lane End Conference Centre we are delighted to have an experienced team of eight chefs and a dedicated catering team who will assist our guests with everything that they need. Allergies or food intolerances? No problem! We consult with businesses before their event to ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for and that any special requests can considered.
Whether you are joining us for one day or the whole week, our catering team is always on hand to suggest fresh, healthy options for break out sessions as well as a variety of dining options – from informal lunch buffets to three course d’hôte dinners.
As a purpose built conference and training venue, Lane End Conference Centre can offer businesses the intimacy of their own dining room and bar within one of our five, self containing buildings. When coupled with the convenience of en-suite bedrooms, complimentary A+ grade broadband and fully equipped conference facilities – it’s easy to see why so many companies are choosing to host their events with us rather than a lesser equipped, multi-purpose hotel.
3. Leisure Facilities
All work and no play is certainly no way to conduct a successful event. Delegates need time to unwind and relax – ideally in facilities that are exclusive to guests and not the general public. At Lane End Conference Centre we provide a variety of complimentary sport and leisure facilities ranging from a well equipped gym to 5 a side football, table tennis, beach volleyball and even a 9 hole foot golf course! For an extra charge, guests can also enjoy our extremely popular virtual golf experience – a firm favourite with many of our returning customers!
If you are still searching for the ideal venue for your forthcoming conference or training event (and have been tempted by some or all of the extras above) then we would be delighted to talk to you!
Our purpose built conference venue can offer so much more than a traditional hotel and with 104 en-suite bedrooms, 8 conference rooms and 24 syndicate rooms we are delighted to host events of up to 150 delegates.
Want to know more? Read 7 things you should look for in a conference facility.
*Source: Bizzabo 2017. "80% of businesses that are overperforming in regards to their company goals will increase their live event budgets next year."
*Source: Event MB, 2016: "Conferences are the most popular type of event to plan with 62.4% of organisers planning these types of events."