Tag Archives: Conference facilities Manchester

08 
Jun

Make your event a success with conference room hire

Most businesses will require conference room facilities throughout the year. Whether you are holding a small training session for staff or are holding a large seminar to attract new clients, ensuring you have a smart and professional looking conference room is important to achieve your goals. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer conference room hire where you can choose from a quality range of rooms and facilities to suit your event needs.

Make a lasting impression with stylish conference rooms

There are many reasons to hire a conference room. It may be the perfect forum to announce a new company development or highlight a new product to clients, suppliers and employees. You may want to use conference facilities to hold your annual sales event or you may use it as a means to access new customers or suppliers in the form of an educational seminar or open day. Regardless of what your goals and objectives are, the first impression counts and can have a huge influence on the success of the day. A professional looking, well maintained conference room will reflect positively on your business and ensure the day is a success.

When choosing a conference room to hire it is best to think in terms of your company brand. Does the venue reflect the values of your brand? Is it professional, smart and welcoming? It’s always worthwhile visiting the venue first to review the room set up, the refreshments and toilet facilities and the all important technical support. If you consider these elements carefully you can be sure your audience will be impressed and will leave with positive recommendations about your company. Your audience should feel well looked after and comfortable. A cold room or unappetising food for lunch will leave delegates feeling disgruntled after all!

Plan the day for success

When planning your conference here are some tips for success:

Refreshments – Think about when your conference is taking place. Starting before breakfast can encourage a good turn-out as your conference won’t disrupt the working day. However an early start requires a tasty breakfast and plenty of tea and coffee. No matter what time your conference starts the food and drink will be instrumental in keeping guests happy and alert. Hungry delegates are likely to lose concentration so build in plenty of breaks. This will also allow for some networking time.

Room Set Up – Depending on the number of guests and the type of event, there are different layouts that can be used. Our conference team will be able to advise you on the best set up to meet your needs. For example if you are holding a large event a theatre layout may work well. For smaller groups a U-shape can stimulate interaction and group discussion.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have functional and effective conference rooms for hire in Manchester, located close to a wide range of transport networks we are ideally positioned to help make your event a success!. Contact our experienced staff today on 0161 776 4000 or info@cbpl.co.uk to find out how we can help you.

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Published Date: 8th June 2016
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12 
Oct

How to make your conference more effective

Here at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have many years of experience providing conference facilities in Manchester. Conferences can be a powerful platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to engage with staff, suppliers, customers and prospects. You can significantly increase the effectiveness of the conference by setting the room effectively.

Out step-by-step guide will ensure your attendees get the most out of your conference and you achieve your goals.

Check the room before you start planning

Take time to walk around the chosen conference room to get an understanding of the space available to you. Look out for electrical points so you know the best place to position electrical equipment such as projectors and screens. Be careful to minimise the risk of wiring on the floor which could become a tripping hazard as people walk to their seats. At Carrington Business Park we’ll set up projectors for you ensuring wires are well hidden.

Also understand the capacity of the room. Is it big enough to seat your attendees comfortably? The size and layout of the room will also determine the set up of chairs and tables. Will everyone be able to see visual aids? Will people at the back be able to hear the speaker?

Consider the seating layout

If you are holding a large conference then a theatre-style layout may be more effective. However if you have 20 people or less a U-shape set up is more intimate and can be encourage attendees to engage better with the speaker. For smaller audiences a large conference table can be used but always make sure the person furthest away will be able to hear well.

Refreshments and Breaks

It’s important to always provide plenty of breaks and refreshments if you want to hold your audience’s attention for any given time. It can be a good idea to make water readily available on the tables – this can discourage people getting up while you are in mid-flow which can be distracting for you and others.

Always check out what the catering facilities are at your venue. At Carrington Business Park we can provide food and refreshments at intervals throughout the day. Whether you want tea and coffee or something more substantial, our catering team are on hand to make sure your audience feel welcomed.

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer a wide range of conference facilities in Manchester. If you are unsure about the size of room required then speak to us and we’ll be happy to help on 0161 776 400 or email info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 12th October 2015
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