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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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Bed Show 13 a big success
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Event Review by: Connect Marketing The event: 1920's Themed Dinner and Party Venue: Western Park House
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.
Weston 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.Read more...
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Event Review By: Top Banana The event: Brammer: Manufacturing our Future Venue: Enginuity at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Total Number of delegates 300 People
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.
The 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.Read more...
The Tandem Experience
Event Review by: Waitrose The event: Corporate Team-building day Venue: Tandem Experience Total Number of delegates: 50 People
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.
The '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.Read more...
Melanie Hobbs - Waitrose
The International Centre
Event Review by: Youth Sports Trust The Event: Conference, exhibition and Gala Dinner Venue: The International Centre Total Number of delegates 1600 People
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.
This 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.Read more...
Convention Capital: 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.Read more...
Taste of Shropshire: 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.Read more...
Iconic Places and People: 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.Read more...
Events Excellence: Emma Kennard
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.Read more...