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Two Top Award Nominations For Leading UK Conference Venue

Lane End Conference Centre has been shortlisted for two major UK awards in a matter of weeks.

The popular Buckinghamshire conference venue has just been nominated in the Best UK Conference Centre category of the Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Industry Awards 2012.

Lane End is one of four UK business meeting venues vying for the award - the winner will be announced on Monday March 5 at a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

It comes just weeks after Sales and Marketing Manager Heni Fourie was selected as a finalist in the Meetings Industry Association’s prestigious MIA-List awards. Winners will be presented with their awards at a black tie event on Monday March 19 in London.

Heni said: “Both these awards are very highly regarded in the UK conference venue market market and we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the two of them within just a few weeks of each other.

“We all work very hard to deliver the very best possible experience for our delegates. It’s wonderful that our efforts are being nominated for awards at a national level.”

He added: “We are very excited and are looking forward to the two awards ceremonies.”

The award nominations coincide with major refurbishments to the meeting facilities at Lane End Conference Centre.

Lane End has already completed much of the refurbishment work, which has involved structural makeover work to increase the space at its conference and training venues and let more natural light flood in.

Key phases of the work were carried out during the Christmas break in order to avoid disruption to delegates.

Improvements at Lane End’s five self-contained conference buildings include:

even faster (100 megabyte) internet access via a direct fibre optic link
a brand new boardroom for senior executive meetings and fine dining
a new bistro-style restaurant for Wycombe Hall, complete with new floor-to-ceiling French doors opening out on to a new deck
structural work to give the Wycombe Court business meeting venue higher ceilings and larger windows, enhancing the views of the landscaped grounds
new floor-to-ceiling glass doors at the Wycombe Lodge conference venue plus a new deck for alfresco dining
a centrepiece new reception area plus ongoing refurbishment of all 104 en-suite bedrooms
extending and enhancing The Cabin games room and bar.
“All the refurbishment work has progressed very well - it is either on time or ahead of schedule,” said Mr Fourie.

“Our delegates are delighted with the new-look Lane End. They are giving us very positive feedback,” he added.

Lane End Conference Centre has been independently owned and operated for more than 40 years.

The popular management training centre is committed to retaining its independent status, ensuring it has the freedom to maintain and enhance standards and exceed customer expectations.

Set in Buckinghamshire’s beautiful Chiltern Hills, Lane End Conference Centre benefits from a peaceful countryside location - and yet is only an hour’s drive from the centre of London and the UK’s major airports.

Its fast and easy motorway links make it a readily accessible conference venue for major corporates based in the heart of London’s international business community.

Each meeting and training venue at Lane End is completely self-contained - enabling companies to book an entire building for absolute peace and privacy.

For further information, please call 01494 881171.


Notes for Editors

Lane End Conference Centre
Church Road
Lane End
HP14 3HH
United Kingdom

Lane End Conference Centre offers state of the art residential conference facilities, set in 26 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside just 30 miles from London.

Delegates enjoy hi-tech conference facilities, ample free parking and free broadband access on-site ­- all within swift and easy reach of the capital.

Lane End Conference Centre has 104 bedrooms, 34 meeting rooms, four lounge and bar areas, dining rooms, a games room with a lounge and bar, plus plenty of fitness and leisure facilities.

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