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Yarnfield Park completes the first phase of their 2 year multi-million pound refurbishment plan
We have completed the first phase of our 2 year £3.5m redevelopment programme to create fresh and contemporary event spaces, refitted bedrooms and a brand new restaurant.

Over the last 12 months, after consultation with our key clients, analysis of future event trends and to meet demand, we’ve opened two brand new event spaces, the Cedar Suite, a new 250 theatre style conference/meeting space and the Oak Suite, a new private dining facility for up to 250.

A brand new restaurant also opened this summer which follows the great reception received when the new bar and lounge opened late last year.

In addition, we’ve completed the upgrade to our largest event space, the 450 capacity Knighton Suite, to include a totally new AV solution, with new ceiling mounted projectors, stage backdrop, lectern and repeater screens.

Alongside this, 60 executive bedrooms all of which have been completely refurbished, are now available for use.

And there’s more… Our meeting rooms Maple, Willow and Beech have been given a refresh and our new 400 capacity (free) car park has been completed.
We have further redevelopment plans for 2017 and will be refreshing more of our meeting spaces and will complete the refurbishment of a further 100 bedrooms. Watch this space…
6 tips to help your business exhibit effectively at your next industry exhibition
Whether exhibiting at a large national training centre or a smaller venue, we know that exhibitions can provide excellent opportunities to get leads, build business relationships and even make sales. But how should businesses ensure that they get the most out of an exhibition?

Head of Sales and Marketing at national training centre, Yarnfield Park, Richard Smith gives us 6 helpful tips

• Remember to speak to other exhibitors not just the delegates - exhibitions are the perfect opportunity to network, and whether you're selling digital marketing or recruitment services, the people at the expo are there because they are interested in what you're doing.

• Tell people that you're attending – if you use social media, tell your followers that you're exhibiting at the event, what you will be offering and where you will be located. Use the hashtag associated with the event to join in with the buzz of the exhibition and generate some social media engagement for your brand.

• Choose your space wisely – check out what other businesses are exhibiting and where they will be located. Try and select a space in a main walkway and away from competitors if possible.

• Try and secure a speaker session – many events have keynote speaker spots. These can be great opportunities to position yourself as a thought leader in your sector. You may also gain more publicity before the event. Speak to the event organisers to see if this is a possibility.

• Attract people to your stand - think bright colours, quirky giveaways, competitions and attractive marketing materials. You've invested time and money for this event – make the most of it and stand out from the crowd!

• Check the WiFi capabilities at the venue – If the event is likely to be very busy, WiFi services may be slow or unavailable. Check that the WiFi is suitable for what you need on the day and make sure you're prepared. Choose a conference centre with fast WiFi if you can!

Should you require more information about our national training centre, conference suites or range of facilities please call us on 01785 762900
Yarnfield Park opens newly refurbished bar as part of multi-million £ investment programme

Yarnfield Park opens newly refurbished bar as part of multi-million £ investment programme

Yarnfield Park, one of the UK’s largest residential training and conference centres, has confirmed that its £2.75m programme of investment is now underway. The venue which has seen significant growth in its training and conference business over the last 4 years is upgrading all areas of its business, from the bar and restaurant through to its accommodation and event space.

The initial phase has seen the large bar area completely redeveloped to create 2 complementary but distinct areas. It opened on the 24th September to great reviews. This is being followed by a rolling programme which will take around 2 years to complete, with bedrooms and meeting spaces upgraded on a gradual basis. This will ensure that work can be undertaken during quieter phases of the calendar, such as August and December, to ensure there is no disruption to the busy programme of events and training programmes.

Richard Smith, head of sales and marketing “We are thrilled to see this multi-million pound investment into Yarnfield Park. Two years ago we invested £0.25m in our superfast internet and Wi-Fi solution and immediately saw the benefits of such a significant project. This latest and much larger investment will see upgrades across all areas of the centre”. The venue which specialises in residential conference and training programmes identified the need for investment following a period of consultation with key clients and an analysis of future requirements within the training and conference sectors.
New Commercial Sales Manager
Yarnfield Park appoints new Commercial Sales Manager to lead corporate sales development.
Yarnfield Park has appointed Jane Hemmings into a senior sales role to lead the venue's push into the corporate sector. Jane, who joins from Proto Labs, will be looking to identify corporate organisations that have ongoing training and meeting requirements. Richard Smith, head of sales said, "Jane's role is at the heart of our next 3 year journey here at Yarnfield Park. We've made great inroads into the association and government sectors. However we've identified a need in the corporate market for a business focused venue that offers outstanding Wi-Fi, is well located at the heart of the UK and offers outstanding value for money".

Jane brings a wealth of experience in developing major new clients from a diverse range of sectors. She will be developing relationships nationally and locally with large to medium size businesses. "I am thrilled about my new appointment with Yarnfield Park, immediately realising the huge potential that we have here. Sharing this journey to the next level is very exciting. We have this magnificent opportunity to deliver better business, and build valuable longstanding partnerships. We have unique selling points and some surprising new features that we will be presenting, by reaching out to businesses that will deem the advantages of the park very pleasing and lucrative. Yarnfield Park is undergoing enormous changes, and the development in the surrounding area is rapidly moving forward. This is the perfect time to get on board with The Yarnfield Park journey". Jane can be contacted on Jane.hemmings@yarnfieldpark.co.uk or 01785 762907.
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Conference News Article - Yarnfield Park 300Mbps Wi-Fi
Yarnfield Park offers organisers free dedicated 300mb Internet

Staffordshire-based Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre has launched what it claims is one of the fastest dedicated Internet solutions available at any conference or training venue in the UK.

The dedicated 300mb superfast connection is available across all its meeting, accommodation and public spaces. This free service allows delegates to easily access online learning resources, stream videos, download large capacity data, live link and share information easily and effectively.

The system allows for 800 concurrent connections and lends itself perfectly to both residential conferences and hybrid events.

“We know that organisers are crying out for better Wi-Fi and internet at venues and we believe that we now meet and exceed these requirements,” says the Yarnfield Park Site Director, Ian Parkinson.

“The installation of the system follows an analysis of the Internet solutions available at conference and training destinations along with an extensive dialogue with event organisers.

Richard Smith, Head of Sales at the venue added: “We needed to ensure that the solution more than exceeded customers’ needs for now but also had one eye on the future. As such, we’ve ensured that the capacity can be further increased. We’ve also committed to ensure this service is free to organisers and delegates alike. They have a right to expect an outstanding Internet solution and this is what we offer.”

In addition the venue has announced that it can now sleep over 400 delegates on site, as it has twinned just over 60 of its 338 bedrooms. It has also has increased the number of meeting spaces in its main conference centre to 25 with the addition of three new spaces, including the 100-delegate capacity Maple and Willow suites.

Yarnfield Park will continue this year of investment with upgraded technical facilities and a new website, due for a mid-summer launch.


A New Face
Following the major growth of our business at Yarnfield Park over the last couple of years, our team has been strengthened by the appointment of Sharon Jezeph into the newly created role of Commercial Sales Manager. We are delighted to welcome Sharon who has over 10 years experience within the hospitality industry and who has joined us from The Belfry. Sharon’s remit will be to grow key accounts, raise the profile of the venue and take a leading role in
developing the sales plan.
Sharon says of her new role:
“the vision and investment the senior team have already put into place means Yarnfield Park will not only be an exciting place for delegates to visit but also to work in. I am very pleased to have joined the team here and I’m looking forward to the future. ”
New development at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre
The main conference room, the ‘Knighton Suite’ is now capable of seating up to 400 delegates in a theatre style.
This increased capacity along with the standard offering of PA system with Surround Speakers, Lectern and stage, radio, tie clip and lectern Mics and Ceiling Mounted projectors with drop down Twin Screens all at no extra cost make the Knighton Suite a facility to turn heads!
We now offer onsite Training!!
Using our range of conference and Training Facilities we at Yarnfield Park can offer the following courses on either a corporate or an open basis:

* IOSH Managing Safety (4 days)
* IOSH Working Safety (1 day)
* NEBOSH General Certificate (10 days)
* Construction Site Safety (1 day)
* Construction Site Safety Refresher (1 day)
* Site Supervisor Safety - SSSTS (2 day)
* Site Supervisor Safety - SMSTS (5 day)
* Site Supervisor Safety Refresher (2days)
* First Aid at Work (3 days)
* First Aid at Work Refresher (1 day)
* Emergency First Aid at Work (1day)
* Fire Marshal (1/2 day)
* Confined Space (1 day)
* Asbestos Awareness (1/2 day)
* Manual Handling (1/2 day)
* Train the Trainer - PTLLS Level 3 (5 days)

For more details and prices please contact Wayne on 01785 762739 or email wayne.lamb@yarnfieldpark.co.uk
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Yarnfield Park are 'Spreading the Word'
This August bank holiday weekend saw the Association of British Scrabble Players return to Yarnfield Park for the British Matchplay Scrabble Championships. We’ve hosted this prestigious event every year since 2005, which sees around 150 players gather at Yarnfield Park for 3 days of intense competition. Yarnfield Park is the perfect location for weekend residential events with our 338 bedrooms, flexible event spaces, sports and leisure facilities and our central Midlands location.
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