Tag Archives: conference rooms

27 
Sep

Make the right choice for your conference room

When looking for conference rooms you need to be sure to do your homework. When you hold any meeting or conference its essential to ensure that the image of the company will be well maintained and that your attendees leave the event with only positive thoughts about your business. If you fail to ensure you have chosen the right venue you will be left with disgruntled guests and the impact on your business could be detrimental. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we have a range of smart conference rooms with a wide range of facilities to choose from should you need them. If you have a conference to plan, then use our handy checklist to ensure it is a resounding success!

A Great Location

Choosing a good location is one of the most important considerations to make when renting conference facilities. It needs to be somewhere that is easily accessed by your attendees by a range of transport networks and it should be easy to find. There is nothing worse than your guests arriving late and flustered because your conference room is hidden way off the beaten track. To get your conference off to the best start choose a venue that is close to motorway and rail networks, and also check there are adequate hotel facilities in the area if people are travelling a distance. A city like Manchester is well connected to transport links and will offer your guests a wide range of places to stay.

Excellent Facilities

The type of conference will influence the type of facilities you require; however, most conferences will need a level of technical equipment for projecting presentations and if there is a training element you may require separate meeting rooms for break-out sessions. Think carefully about the facilities you will require and ensure that your chosen venue can deliver.

Good Car Parking Facilities

When looking at the location you also need to consider car parking facilities. Many attendees will travel to the venue by car and if car parking is easy and stress-free your conference will get off to a good start. Make sure you supply clear directions to the car park area and let people know in advance if there is a charge for parking.

Check Capacity

When booking your conference room consider the maximum capacity required. You need to be sure that you can accommodate all your guests without them feeling crammed in so double check there is adequate space.

Refreshments

Regardless of how long your conference is, you’ll need to offer adequate refreshments. If it is an all-day event the venue will need to provide tea and coffee as an absolute minimum. However, it is best to find a venue with quality catering facilities with someone on hand to refill empty pots.

Finding the right venue can be a difficult task but with the right planning and an experienced team to help you, your event will run without a hitch. Contact our conference team at Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) on 0161 776 400 or email at info@cbpl.co.uk for more information.

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Published Date: 27th September 2016
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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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06 
May

Could training save you money?

At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk/conference-suite-manchester) we offer a wide range of training rooms and conference facilities to businesses. Training can often be viewed as a nice-to-have luxury but more and more businesses are recognising training as a strategic investment that increases productivity, motivates staff and reduces employee turnover. Choosing to hold training days off-site ensures that staff concentrate fully on the aims of the day as well as making them feel valued. Read on to find out why you should consider training rooms at Carrington Business Park:

Reducing costs and time

Although there is an initial financial outlay for training, in the long term it can help to increase a company’s profitability. When employees are poorly trained it often follows that performance is low. Staff are unsure of how to fulfil their roles or do not understand why they should work in a particular way. Training allows employers to explain the requirements of a job which reduces the amount of time needed to correct errors and bad performance as well as limiting maintenance costs and customer complaints. Training also ensures staff require less management and have a higher work output. It allows an employee to grow and develop and can mould the managers of the future.

Increased Staff Satisfaction

Many staff will see training as proof that their employers value them and due to a growing understanding of the company employee satisfaction and loyalty grows. Employees that receive excellent training are less inclined to look for other employment reducing recruitment costs in the long run. However the training must be tailored to their needs and expectations to be truly effective in securing commitment. Employers need to ensure the information provided in training is valuable and that it is delivered in a way that supports learning. Choosing well-equipped training facilities can support this.

Reducing staff churn

A company can reap significant financial rewards from maintaining highly trained staff as the loss of employees can be costly. There are administration costs associated with an employee leaving such as exit interviews but the replacement costs can be far higher. A business has to find new applicants, take time out to interview and induct new employees. With a strong training programme the turnover of staff can be reduced dramatically.

At Carrington Business Park we have various training rooms available to accommodate groups of all sizes whether you are holding a team briefing or a department training day. All our training rooms are equipped with conference facilities so that you have all the support materials required to make the day a success. In addition to that we can help you with catering options. To find out more contact one of the team at Carrington Business Park on 0161 776 4000.

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Published Date: 6th May 2015
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02 
Jan

Make the right impression with professional Manchester conference room facilities

No matter what type of business you run there will be times when you will require conference room facilities. At Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) we offer professional meeting rooms and a conference suite that will hold up to 100 delegates.

Stand out from the crowd with your conferences

There are many reasons why a company may choose conference facilities. It could be to update your employees on the forthcoming year’s sales targets or to train staff and managers on a new product launch. Alternatively your business may use a conference as the format to encourage new business through a seminar or visitor event. Regardless of your goals, the look and management of any event will leave a lasting impression on the attendees and will have a huge influence on the success of the day.

In the same way you would double check every last detail of a marketing brochure to ensure it reflect the corporate identity of your business, when you hold a conference event you want to be sure that everything from the layout, to the decor, to the facilities and refreshments project a professional image. Your delegates feel welcomed and well-attended and feel comfortable that the event is well organised and thought out. The last thing you want is embarrassing technical issues with the projector or an unappetising buffet.

Making an impact

When deciding on the layout of your conference room we take into consideration your business needs. There are several areas you need to plan and here are some of our top tips:

Food and refreshments – consider whether your event will take place over breakfast or lunchtime. Hungry delegates can get restless so it makes sense to offer refreshments even for a relatively short event. At Carrington Business Park we have catering facilities on-site and can offer a range of options.

Layout – depending on the type of event there are a range of layout available to you. For large staff conferences a theatre layout may be appropriate whereas a smaller team briefing may benefit from a more intimate U-Shape layout.

Facilities – think about the type of facilities required for your event. Do you need an overhead projector or audiovisual display screens for example. Whatever your needs we can facilitate your event and ensure all equipment is set up and in working order.
Being just minutes from motorways and Manchester Airport, and with extensive free parking, conference rooms at Carrington Business Park are guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your clients and employees for all the right reasons. Contact us to book now on 0161 776 4000 or info@cbpl.co.uk.

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Published Date: 2nd January 2015
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