Best Events Team – Venues
30 Euston Square
30 Euston Square is an award-winning, versatile corporate event venue in the heart of London. Hosting events for over 10 years, the venue spans across seven-floors, offering a range of versatile spaces, including meeting rooms, private dining rooms, an examination centre, conference rooms with open-air rooftop terrace, 41 bedrooms and 300-seat auditorium.
At the heart of the venue is the events team, who not only meet expectations but strive to exceed them. With over 65 team members, 30 Euston Square works closely with the client to create bespoke events, which surprise and delight both the organiser and their attendees.
Seamlessly blending high-class hospitality with state-of-the-art facilities, the team pride themselves on the strength of their customer service, continuously meeting client needs and investing in innovative ways to enhance the guest experience. It is this commitment to the client which prevails above all else.
The Royal Agricultural Hall now BDC London was originally built to house the growing Smithfield Club Cattle Show. Over 160 years later, the iconic venue based in the heart of London now plays host to a range of conferences and exhibitions for an array of industries, including tech, marketing, sustainability and food and beverage, to name a few. Returning from the disruptions of covid, BDC London has had a busy year with a full calendar of conferences, supported by our onsite team of event professionals.
Our award-winning and dedicated Conference team is headed up by Max Bull and Charlotte Barker, working with Elena Hornsby-Hallett, Samantha Corker and internship student Kirsty Jakulis. Retention of this team has seen Max surpass twenty years at the venue, Charlotte over seven since she returned from a placement in the same office herself, and both Sam and Elena also did their university placements here, returning post-graduation.
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms – Conference & Banqueting Team
Standing on Great Queen Street, which connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue, and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909. Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering 37 exceptional spaces for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions, meetings, training and weddings.
With seven unique spaces, each with its own charm, the venue offers so much choice for customers. With that comes a challenge: finding the right room or combination of spaces for each event.
Calling upon experience, the team are on hand to provide recommendations based on previous functions and an unrivalled understanding of the venue, its capacity and flow.
As an example, when less than 48-hours before a national press conference to announce a high profile boxing event, to be syndicated with news outlets around the world, the team developed a plan that would provide changing rooms, private interview space, press red carpet and theatre style conference space for media questions and official photographs.
A walk through was arranged for both contenders and their teams ahead of the event and the stage was set. Security was essential, with confirmed attendance only and no public spectators or unofficial guests permitted. The event was a resounding success, resulting in the Hall being recognized as a perfect venue for press events.
Although this wouldn’t be the obvious use for an historic Livery venue, it’s the attention to detail and professional insight of the team that makes Glaziers Hall so appealing to clients.
Hilton London Bankside
Hilton London Bankside’s experienced and dynamic team has achieved a lot in the last year, not to mention the staging and execution of an event for 550 people in the space of less than 24 hours. A feat not possible without the passion and dedication of a team committed to the success of both client and business. The team, without hesitation, rose to the challenge and the event, that was worth £80,000 was a complete success, with the client immediately rebooking for 2023.
The organiser David Tremmil from InLoco Events Ltd had this to say ‘A move of this magnitude could only be achieved through teamwork. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the following people – Lisbeth Gernow, Raoul De Souza, Stephen Atkinson and James Clarke. I couldn’t have worked with a better group of industry professionals.’
Lord’s Cricket Ground – Events & Experiences
Lord’s Events & Experiences constantly strive to provide the best client experience possible. Whilst themes of contemporary and traditional are synonymous with Lord’s and this is well emphasised by the juxtaposing Victorian Grade II*-listed Pavilion and award-winning J.P. Morgan Media Centre at opposite ends of the Ground, but also by the unique nature of the 22 characterful event spaces, accommodating between 2 and 900 guests, ensuring flexible event availability, from large corporate events to small private events. The staff at Lord’s always go the extra mile to host successful events. Working effectively with different departments is a core value for the events team and this ensures that all events are treated with the same level of care, to ensure an elevated standard for the client. Constant contact throughout and after the event helps to achieve high customer retention, which is testament to the five-star standard of events.
National Museums Liverpool
The ‘Hosted by National Museums Liverpool’ team curates unique corporate and private events at its seven museums and art galleries in and around the city. Spaces range from a small boardroom with a history dating back to 1901, to a 1,000-capacity gallery in a museum home to millions of incredible artefacts. The team have skill and innovation in abundance, and love creating bespoke experiences for clients, whether that’s a curator tour at a conference, or dinner in the shadow of a dinosaur skeleton. They are driven by a passion for culture and heritage, with all revenue generated by events supporting the incredible work that National Museums Liverpool does at its free museums and galleries, which are visited by over one million people each year.
To date in 2022-23, this in-house venue hire team have hosted over 447 events and welcomed over 28,000 guests, while navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that come with working within museums and galleries. They have collaborated with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders on events ranging from large corporate conferences to the filming of a Tom Grennan music video, while also diversifying their business model and reimagining spaces at their venues for hire.