We’d like to thank everyone who’s helped make 2016 an incredibly successful year for St Austell Conference Centre.
As 2016 becomes our most successful year yet we continue to grow as Stef, Beth and the conference team welcome more events, visitors, and friends to our spectacular venue.
November was record breaking as the month we hosted the most events since opening three years ago. Our conference manager Stef Bell says we’re busier than ever:
We had at least one event booked on every single day with lots of days hosting five or six events. Some days we were turning rooms around three times in one day with a breakfast, daytime, and evening event.
We’re delighted to pick up bookings from St Austell Printing Company customers as they discover our conference centre on the premises. And we’ve become the meeting place for local companies, taking an ever increasing number of bookings from St Austell businesses including Teddingtons appliances, Fluid Branding, Trewithen Dairy and Mei Loci.
These local businesses don’t have sufficient meeting space. Their directors and senior managers come to us and get waited on whilst they have quick meetings and a catch up. Or they host presentations and organise regular training for employees. As we’re local, it’s easy for their employees to get to.
It’s not just our neighbours who book with us as we welcome companies from across the UK. A company from Brighton recently came to Cornwall to hold their team building day at St Austell Conference Centre, and not simply for our inspirational views but for the space available in our conference suite for their large rope puzzles and life sized Connect 4.
We receive regular requests for weekend bookings which we don’t tend to do but it’s always worth checking – we’re currently hosting a series of weekend wedding fairs. We’re hosting more evening events between 7 and 9pm as well as breakfast events which are affordable and come with free tea and coffee. Breakfast events are becoming more popular as they benefit from better delegate availability at that time of day.
With our refer a friend offer and hot-desking facility in the Rowan Suite on the 2nd floor with space for 6 people and a sociable meeting area, operations manager Beth Mayman says we’re expecting 2017 to be even bigger and better.
Hot-desking is one of a number of initiatives we have planned for the new year with lots of new things in the offing to help improve the experience for our visitors. We couldn’t do it without our loyal visitors who not only repeat book with us, but endorse us and recommend us to their friends.
From Stef, Beth and all the team and St Austell Conference Centre, thank you to our event organisers and visitors for supporting us. We wish you all a prosperous, happy new year.