Best Awards Venue
Athena was originally designed and built in 1936 by Robert Arthur Bulllivant as an Odeon cinema. Recently the building has been restored to its former glory and retains its original art deco splendor, along with a newfound reputation as a leading events venue within the Midlands. Athena is attractive to our client’s because of its unique character which offers a refreshing change to a generic conference venue. From a beautiful six meter high atrium to multiple bars on multiple levels with panoramic views of Leicester’s cultural quarter and finally into the impressive dining area with balcony viewing over. We have always been determined to offer a personal level of customer service and we have built our reputation around this. Every client deals directly with the senior event manager who leads an experienced and dedicated events team.
“Last night was a triumph for Leicester and Athena. Visit England have declared it their best awards event ever. I heard nothing but praise for every aspect of the venue, service and in particular food. I heard the meal declared as the best meal ever eaten at such a large scale event and I would agree with that.” Martin – Leicestershire Promotions.
Hilton Hotel – Park Lane
An icon of British hospitality, the five-star London Hilton on Park Lane exudes a sense of occasion; the hotel’s customers expect the best and the staff makes sure they’re not disappointed. The service is impeccable, the decoration stunning and the commitment to the finer details, a priority.
Recognised across the globe as being the most prominent and comprehensive benchmark for excellence in the industry, there are a number of reasons that London Hilton on Park Lane is a first choice for awards dinners. The desirable location in the heart of Mayfair plays a huge part, as does the truly impressive views spanning across Hyde Park and beyond. The London Hilton on Park Lane has it all; from lavishly appointed event suites to a choice of five restaurants and bars including Michelin starred restaurant Galvin at Windows. Whatever the reason, one thing is for certain: we deliver an excellent service for a truly memorable night. This is why our guests return to us, time and time again.
During London Hilton on Park Lanes 50 year legacy, it has become synonymous with hosting many of the city’s landmark events over the years. Everyone from kings to presidents, Hollywood nobility to the International Olympic Committee have passed through its doors. Our experience in event management is second to none; it ensures that no matter what the occasion, from high profile parties to intimate gatherings, the event is a success.
The Brewery differs from many other ‘unique venues’ in London by offering all services in-house. Because of this, the venue can maintain control over the quality, resulting in exceptional levels of service. The Brewery is also able to offer complete in-house print and branding services. The venue has a number of superb branding opportunities for award sponsors, and to simplify this process for clients, The Brewery introduced an interactive branding document. This allows clients to click on a space and see the available branding opportunities and the relative costs.
The Brewery is able to turn a room around within an hour from a conference for 1000, to an awards ceremony for up to 800 people. The in-house AV team work with clients to optimise and encourage set sharing, removing the time required to set up separate audio visual between individual events.
The Brewery has been the leader in encouraging the movement of events to East London from their traditional Park Lane hotel venues. This has been achieved by offering five-star service, facilities and quality of food, coupled with a unique setting which enhances the event beyond that of a traditional hotel offering.
The IET – IET London Savoy Place
Since re-opening in December 2016 and a £30 million renovation, Savoy Place has welcomed new and returning clients who have embraced and welcomed the venue’s new and improved offer.
With accessibility and connectivity at the heart of the venue Savoy Place delivers seamless technical and digital production to the benefit and access of clients and members with ease.
As the venue continues to thrive, in its first year Savoy Place has welcomed over 88,000 guests at more than 2,000 events, and 9 awards. On top of this more than £200,000 of digital upgrades and fittings have been installed throughout the venue, and with a surge of enquiries arriving since the venue opened Savoy Place have increased its staff, including:
– AV and Digital Team increased to 8 full time
– Direct Marketing to 4 full time
– Faraday Centre Assistant to 3
– Sales team to 7
The venue’s flexibility and vast open floor spaces has greatly improved opportunities for companies to utilise multiple rooms for their events. The new Johnson Roof Terrace has become a show-stopping finale for events, it allows companies to accessorise their ceremony and dinner with a drinks reception or photo call on the roof.
Troxy is one of London’s few remaining independent venues, allowing flexibility through every aspect, from competitive pricing to adapting to the technological needs of the market at a moment’s notice.
The team has devised a unique concept to creation approach for all clients, ensuring a level of consistency throughout the whole process. This is invaluable for helping clients maximise the 1050m² floor space, with tips and tricks on how to move delegates around the venue, often using draping and grand reveal techniques to maximise ROI and keep attendees engaged.
In 2016 the Troxy team were instrumental in helping organisers of the Kerrang! Awards Bauer Media succeed in an ambitious desire to change the format of the iconic rock’n’roll awards ceremony and for the first time bring fans closer to the talent and the sponsors closer to the fans. Troxy orchestrated an additional 1200 members of the public into the venue and for the first time in the event’s history a live gig to follow. With Troxy also being a live music venue with a full stage and production set up, this could was all possible without needing additional venue space, saving venue hire and production costs as well as resource.