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Reading Room

The Reading Room is our way of keeping you up-to-date with the latest event industry news, views and opinions. Here you can keep abreast of emerging trends, gain valuable industry insights and benefit from advice and tips from industry experts.

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Interview with Head Chef at Highgate House, Lee Gaskins

An interview with Lee Gaskins, Head Chef at Highgate House, Northamptonshire.

5 of the Best Meeting Ice Breakers

Kick off your next meeting and get everyone involved with these simple ice breakers.

10 Great Ways to Get on your Feet More at Work

Here are 10 ideas to get on your feet more whilst at work, such as outdoor meetings.

Top Tips to Running a Family Business

The Sundial family share their top tips about running a family business.

Interview with Head Chef at Woodside, Iain Miller

An interview with the Head Chef at Woodside, Iain Miller.

5 Key Skills You Will Take Away From a Team Building Day

What key skills will you take away on a team building day?

Top Tips to Help you Plan a Last Minute Wedding

Planning a last minute wedding? Read our top tips to help you through the process.

Outdoor Meetings: 5 Reasons to Step Outside of the Office

Here are five reasons to get yourself outside of the office.

5 Tips for Introverts in Meetings

How to make yourself heard in a meeting room full of extroverts.

Interview: The Importance of Customer Service in Hospitality

Debby Hudspith talks to us about the importance of customer service in the hospitality[..]

Real Wedding: Kimberley and Chris's Story

Kimberley and Chris chose a fun retro vibe for their wedding at Woodside in May 2014.

Meeting venue technology

A recent visit to a training centre got MD Tim Chudley thinking about technology.

10 Ways to Motivate your Team

Here are 10 effective ways to motivate your team.

Culinary Team Building - What are the Benefits?

Nothing brings people together like good food and drink – let's take a look why.

Recipe: Dessert - Fresh Strawberry Tart with Clotted Cream

End your meal on a high with this decadent strawberry tart recipe.

What to look for when Choosing an External Meeting Venue

Searching for a meeting venue? Here are some helpful tips to consider before beginning[..]

Boost Creativity in your Next Meeting

How to enhance creativity and increase productivity at your next meeting.

Real Wedding: Kerry and Nick's Story

Kerry and Nick celebrated their wedding at Woodside in August 2014.

Real Wedding: Claire & Will’s Story

Claire and Will celebrated their wedding reception at Highgate House in July 2014.

How to Determine if you Need a Venue Finding Agency for your Next Event

Here are some ways to help determine whether you need an agency to assist with your venue[..]

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