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The Grand Hotel Birmingham to open in summer 2020

Starwood Capital Group, a private investment group, has announced that The Grand Hotel, Birmingham will open in the summer of 2020.

etc.venues to increase 133 Houndsditch venue by 50%

etc.venues, the UK-based conference, training and event venue specialists, has announced it is increasing the size of its 133 Houndsditch venue by 50%.

The fresh group appoints new CEO

UK-based agency The fresh group has appointed a new CEO, as part of its growth strategy and continued development.

New venue security law gets Government backing in UK

The UK's Security minister Brandon Lewis has said that prime minister Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel are “100% behind” implementing Martyn’s Law, and that his department are working to improve security measures at public venues and spaces.

NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions MD Kathryn James announces retirement

The NEC Group, UK, has today (13 January) announced that the Managing Director for NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions, Kathryn James, will be retiring after 12 years with the company.  

TAG appoints new Head of Global Marketing and Communications

UK-based travel and event management company TAG, which also has offices in the US and Asia-Pacific, has announced the appointment of Alex Kington as its Head of Global Marketing and Communications.

etc.venues to invest £20m in new event spaces

etc.venues, the conference, training and event venue specialists, has announced it will be investing a further £20m in new spaces globally in the coming year.

New venue security measures for Manchester to be introduced

Manchester City Council in the UK will next week hear proposals that will enshrine the principles of Martyn’s Law into future regulations to ensure the safety of all Manchester residents.

AEV confirms date and venue for 2020 conference

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has confirmed its 2020 annual conference will take place at the QEII Centre, London, 9 July.

Organisers encouraged to make use of ‘Veganuary’ menus

Vine Hotels, a UK-based hotel operator, is encouraging event organisers to make use of its vegan menu, which it is promoting during ‘Veganuary’.

NEC Group boss recognised in UK New Year Honours list

Paul Thandi, CEO of Birmingham-based NEC Group, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CBE, in the traditional UK New Year Honours List.

British PM bans ministers from attending Davos Summit in January

The UK’s newly elected Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has banned his ministers from attending the Davos world leaders’ summit in January 2020.

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