Nottingham Venues, the new name bringing meetings, events, hotel stays and a collection of venues across the University of Nottingham’s campuses under one brand, has celebrated its relaunch with a summer party to showcase their new offering.
The management and catering teams were joined by over 150 local business guests, including clients, suppliers and university stakeholders on Friday (8th July) evening.
Gathering in the East Midlands Conference Centre’s grounds, they heard from general manager Tom Waldron-Lynch about their plans for a future driven by sustainability and the £2m refurbishment project completed just prior to the pandemic.
That rebrand brings the Orchard Hotel, the Jubilee Hotel & Conferences, Hugh Stewart Manor House, Campus Venues (formally known as Nottingham Conferences) and East Midlands Conference Centre under one roof – employing nearly 200 people.
“It has been a remarkable journey for Nottingham Venues and we’re now able to proudly and officially talk about ‘One Destination with Endless Possibilities’,” explained Tom Waldron-Lynch.
“We’re standing on our own, proud to be who we are, where we are. The name says it all. We’re very proud of our history and heritage and also our ownership in terms of Nottingham University and their fantastic support.
“Ten years ago, The Orchard Hotel changed the dynamic of what Nottingham could offer in terms of conferencing and events. That change allowed us to attract a lot of people from outside the city, the region and the UK here to our venues and to Nottingham. The more recent addition of the Jubilee Hotel & Conferences has added even greater depth to that offering.
“We have a fantastic heritage but also a hugely exciting future ahead of us, driven by sustainable practices and with a focus on creating local jobs, local partnerships and driving the economy in the city, the county and across the region.
“None of this would have been possible without the fantastic support of the superb team we have here, especially the staff who worked right throughout the pandemic and the team behind what we call ‘Project Fusion’ who led the transition to where we are today as Nottingham Venues. We look forward to welcoming you all back here to join us very soon.”