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    • Taking Telford to the next level

      Taking Telford to the next level

      A leading Midlands events group has joined forces with one of the most prestigious development companies in the UK to create a dynamic masterplan for the future.

      Southwater Event Group owns The International Centre, Telford, and is now working hand in hand with Bouygues Development to consider how to make the most of its land holdings and maximise the opportunities created by the destinationís brand new convention quarter.

      Chief Executive of SEG, Tom Gray, said: ìThe multi-million pound Southwater development is right on our doorstep and has created new bars, hotels and restaurants, and a new multi-storey car park.

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    • Pro Retail show celebrates 20 years in Telford

      Pro Retail show celebrates 20 years in Telford

      Telford has welcomed the retail industry’s leading trade show for the 20th consecutive year.

      Pro-retail returned to The International Centre, in Telford, earlier this month for their two-day exhibition.

      The show, for independent and multiple convenience retailers, attracts more than 6,000 visitors who wish to experience the very best the convenience retail industry has to offer. It is hosted by Palmer and Harvey with over 200 exhibitors on site.

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    • British Sugarcraft Guild Expo returns to Telford

      British Sugarcraft Guild Expo returns to Telford

      Leading Midlands Convention Centre, The International Centre is to welcome back the British Sugarcraft Guild for their International Expo in 2016.

      Members of the British Sugarcraft Guild hold their event every four years, and they will bring their ewvent to The International Centre, Telford, for a two-day show following the success of their previous 2012 visit.

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    • Business leaders back the bid for Telford

      Business leaders back the bid for Telford

      An innovative Ambassadors programme launched yesterday by Meet Telford & Shropshire has seen leaders from commerce and industry join together with their peers in medicine and academia at a prestigious event hosted at the renowned Weston Park.

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    • Bed Show 13 a big success

      Extra bed space at Midlands venue

      Extra bed space at Midlands venue

      Organisers of a major trade show held in Telford were so pleased with visitor numbers they are taking on extra space for next year’s event.

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    • Telford announces further £200million investments in big transformation

      Telford announces further £200million investments in big transformation

      Big investment is transforming Telford into one of the UK’s newest event hot spots and with a further £200million development announced Telford is a place investing for the future.

      Sovereign Land has, in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, proposed major plans to reconstruct the town’s shopping centre in a bid to bring it in line with the existing £250million Heart of Telford Southwater Development, which is already transforming the town and its new Convention Quarter.

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    • Weston Park

      Weston Park
      Event Review by: Connect Marketing
      The event: 1920's Themed Dinner and Party
      Venue: Western Park House

      Event Overview

      Sixty clients and their partners enjoyed exclusive use of one of England’s finest stately homes for a 1920’s themed murder mystery evening. Flapper dancers and murder mystery players provided the entertainment at a Champagne reception in the Orangery and the guests were then treated to a luxurious four-course dinner in the superb Dining Room, followed by an overnight stay.

      Quote markWeston Park provided the perfect setting for our corporate evening. Hosting an entertaining corporate event that encompasses fine dining, lavish accommodation, and which can keep everyone enthralled can be a difficult task – but Weston Park made the whole process effortless. The first class service and the impressive location simply added to the experience.Quote mark

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    • The Ironbridge Gorge Museum

      The Ironbridge Gorge Museum
      Event Review By: Top Banana
      The event: Brammer: Manufacturing our Future
      Venue: Enginuity at Ironbridge Gorge Museums
      Total Number of delegates300 People

      Event Overview

      An excellent relationship between the event management company and venue staff ensured the success of this prestigious annual event for the client. A unique combination of character filled industrial venues combined with state of the art audio visual equipment created a winning formula, inspiring creative thinking and a sense of corporate pride in delegates.

      Quote markThe team at Ironbridge Museum were second to none. They fully understood the objectives we were trying to achieve and were on top of our requirements both before and during the event. The food quality was extremely high and very professionally presented. We would not hesitate to return to this venue for future events. Quote mark

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    • The Tandem Experience

      The Tandem Experience
      Event Review by:Waitrose
      The event: Corporate Team-building day
      Venue: Tandem Experience
      Total Number of delegates:50 People

      Event Overview

      The Tandem Experience is a unique opportunity in Team-building. Riding a tandem is used as the focus to concentrate the team's energy, building on relationships and promoting cooperation. Team members experienced piloting and co-piloting a tandem while taking part in: steering and navigating exercises, Tandem team games and a treasure hunt.

      Quote markThe 'Tandem Experience' ticked all our boxes - fun, supporting each other, using each other's skills, communication, building relationships and achieving success as a team. It also helped them understand the different 'teams' they are in within a branch and how they need to work together to achieve results.
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    • The International Centre

      The International Centre
      Event Review by: Youth Sports Trust
      The Event: Conference, exhibition and Gala Dinner
      Venue: The International Centre
      Total Number of delegates1600 People

      Event Overview

      The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity, established in 1994 and has held events at The International Centre for the past 7 years. The Schools and Sports Partnership event took place in October 2010 and was a huge success. This 2 day event welcomed over 1600 delegates from all over the country and consisted of a conference, gala dinner and an exhibition occupying over 3500 sq m of event space.

      Quote markThis event enabled us to bring together PE and sport professionals, national governing bodies of sport, a wide array of exhibitors and first class presenters under one roof and offer them a comprehensive programme of plenary and workshop sessions, together with excellent networking opportunities. The International Centre delivered a seamless event and is our preferred venue.Quote mark

    • Convention Capital: Tom Gray

      Tom Gray

      Ambitious plans is a phrase Tom Gray, Chief Executive of Southwater Event Group, never tires of hearing.

      Tom and his business have come a long way since they took over The International Centre in Telford, then a racket sports club, in 1984 and decided to relaunch it as an exhibition venue.

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    • Taste of Shropshire: Will Holland

      Will Holland

      Will Holland is Chef Patron of La Bécasse, an award winning restaurant in Ludlow. Since 2007 Willl has gained a Michelin Star, an Acorn Award and 3AA Rosettes. The Good Food Guide has ranked Will Holland as one of the UK’s Top 10 Chefs predicated to dominate the restaurant scene in the next 10 years. He describes his food as a modern British interpretation of classic cuisines using plenty of locally sourced produce.

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    • Iconic Places and People: Paul Gossage

      Paul Gossage

      Paul Gossage is Director of Marketing & PR for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, which operates the ten museums in the World Heritage Site.

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    • Events Excellence: Emma Kennard

      Paul Gossage

      Emma Kennard is Operations Manager for The Venue Pot, the venue finding service of the award winning communications agency drpgroup. She has been working in the industry for 15 years and has organised numerous events at venues across Telford and Shropshire.

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