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Jessops' 2013 Christmas Conference held at Lane End Conference Centre

Jessops, well-known photographic retailer and phoenix of the beleaguered British high street, held its 2013 Christmas Conference at Lane End Conference Centre, Buckinghamshire.  

After going into administration in early 2013, the Jessops brand was bought by a consortium of buyers led by business entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones.

A successful re-launch as a multi-channel company meant that the retailer survived.

There are currently 25 stores of the camera chain open in major towns and cities in the UK alongside a new online website, Jessops.com. 

The event at Lane End brought together around 50 members of Jessops’ team to brief them on future plans and allow them to get to grips with the latest camera technology.

Following a welcome address from Jessops’ Chief Executive, Neil Old, delegates attended individual interactive presentations given by 14 of the world’s leading digital camera and equipment brands.

A networking lunch in the international conference centre’s Wycombe Hall and Wycombe Court lounges provided further opportunity for individuals to chat to suppliers about latest products.

In the afternoon guests received a surprise talk from Peter Jones, followed by a gala dinner in the conference centre’s large Pavilion room.

“It was a pleasure to host Jessops’ Christmas Conference at Lane End,” said Sales and Marketing Manager, Heni Fourie.

“The location was ideal as we are not only a short distance from Jessops’ new head office in Marlow but within reach of the M4 and M25, providing easy access for delegates coming from different areas of the country.” 

Lane End Conference Centre is one of the largest specialist UK conference centres.

Overseeing hundreds of conferences, events and meetings for companies across the country and abroad each year, the purpose-built venue offers a choice of five self-contained buildings.

Each comes with its own conference room, smaller meeting rooms and lounge area ensuring guests complete privacy on site.

Lane End prides itself on its high standard of hospitality and cutting-edge conference facilities, which can be viewed at www.lane-end-conferences.co.uk/conference-facilities.html.

Following a programme of intensive refurbishment visitors to the location can now enjoy even more perks. 

These include newly decorated bedrooms, free super fast broadband - to make video conferencing with colleagues even easier - and spacious raised deck to relax and take in the countryside views.

All catering is freshly prepared on site each day; from delicious homemade pastries to elegant gala dinners.

The centre is currently on track to receive its VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation for the second consecutive year.

Visit the official Lane End Conference Centre website or read more on the conference centre blog to find out more.

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