HCB Visits Old Thorns

March 30, 2020

On Friday 13th March 2020 Rachel and Kiera from the bureau were invited along to Old Thorns for an overnight stay on their in-house Fam Trip. They’d like to share a venue review with our readers!

Old Thorns is located in Liphook, Hampshire and is an enviable country location, situated just minutes from the A3 and 30 minutes from M25, offers a whole host of opportunities for many event on one estate.


Re-scheduling Events- Help & Advice

March 29, 2020

The Corona Virus as put events across the world on hold.  It’s a tough time for everyone working in this sector and there is no clear end to the current national lockdown however the message coming from industry professionals is “keep moving and don’t be afraid to lock in dates”.


Over £100M of opportunity announced for #VFS20 Festival of Innovation

February 13, 2020

The fourth annual #VFS20 Festival of Innovation is celebrating the hugely increased opportunity for its 2020 event on March 27 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
One of the fastest-growing innovation communities in the UK, Venturefest South, will be presenting the unmissable #VFS2020 Festival of Innovation which is set to be the most impressive yet, with a confirmed over £100m of funding and investment opportunities, Over 1000 visitors as expected to access and unparalleled connections with innovators, investors and entrepreneurs.


Venturefest South brings home a major award for its 2019 showcase #VFS19

December 24, 2019

Everyone at Venturefest South HQ is celebrating winning a major industry award in the ‘Best Event’ category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) PRide Awards recently held in Bristol.


Oakley Hall Hotel are extremely proud to share the outstanding result of their latest AA Hotel Services Inspection which took place in June 2019.

August 22, 2019

Oakley Hall Hotel is an impressive 18th century manor house set within 315 acres of stunning grounds. (more…)

Portsmouth Guildhall plays host to industry leading maritime conferences

July 3, 2019

Cementing a long and affluent relationship with the maritime and corporate industries in Portsmouth, the Guildhall has opened its doors to three leading industry conferences already this year. (more…)

Hunt or be Hunted experience at Chewton Glen

June 5, 2019

Last month we were incredibly lucky to be invited to the Stunning Hotel that is Chewton Glen, to take part in an adrenaline pumping event ‘Huntor be Hunted’. (more…)

The Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (FIECC) is celebrating a successful first year of its £30million venue.

April 11, 2019

Celebrating the first birthday of Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre’s Venue – it’s been a real success. (more…)

Portsmouth hosts Rotary District 1090 Annual Conference

April 11, 2019

As one of the South’s premier conferencing venues, Portsmouth Guildhall was delighted to recently host Rotary District 1090 for its annual conference.

The University of Winchester’s new building underway

April 9, 2019

Building work has now begun on our new teaching and learning building at The University of Winchester, West Downs. (more…)