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- March 13, 2012

Brighton can offer a vast range of venues, meeting facilities, locations and services for any work event

Brighton’s seaside location makes it an enjoyable place to stay and offers something for everyone. It’s a destination which attracts thousands of visitors of all kinds, including those visiting for conferences and other essential relations to work. Our cosmopolitan city offers a countless number of fantastic venues suited to a variety of business and corporate requirements on all levels from training sessions, board meetings, seminars, lectures, team building and presentations.

The city centre itself is compact, meaning that venues, accommodation, entertainment facilities, restaurants and shops can all be within easy walking distance of each other, allowing visitors to sample all aspects of the city during their time off from work commitments.

Whether it’s a formal business meeting in the grand and luxurious Stanmer House, or a unique and exciting team building event at Sea Life Brighton, the productivity of a working day is likely to be heightened in parallel with the spirits and enjoyment of colleagues and delegates alike.

With a diverse range of excellent accommodation ranging from luxurious five-star hotels to homely B&Bs, holding a conference or work event in such a desirable location can be affordable and accessible, with conference packs catered to suit all budgets and specific company requirements.
In 2013, The University of Sussex which is located near to the city centre, will be home to a 500-seat lecture theatre which is to be among the largest in the area. Companies of a large size and stature can benefit from looking to Brighton as the place to go for corporate events, as can individuals looking for a space to present ideas and presentations professionally, with necessary facilities such as an LCD projector to screen PowerPoint presentations and other visual aids.

Meeting rooms can start from £35 an hour to hire, so considering Brighton as a location for work events is a wise decision both financially and socially. You can guarantee your colleagues won’t complain!
Words: Beth Hinchliffe
Blanch House
Blanch House
The Belle Époque Suite at Blanch House in Kemp Town is a first-class conference, training and business meeting venue highly conducive for those ‘get away from it all’ brainstorming or training sessions, board meetings, conferences and seminars.

Its spacious and comfortable, multi-functional, stylish, air-conditioned room with natural light and contemporary décor includes an HDMI compatible LCD projector (capable of screening TV, DVDs and PowerPoint presentations), electronic drop-down screen, Wi-Fi, conference phone and private cloakroom facilities can accommodate up to 40 theatre-style, 16 classroom-style, 20 boardroom-style and 30 cabaret-style.

The delegate rate includes morning coffee with home-made biscuits, two-course lunch, afternoon tea and home-made cakes along with Blanch House bottled water. In the evening, a private dinner can be offered and guests can relax in the elegant Champagne wine and cocktail bar.

Exclusive use of the entire hotel is a popular option and can accommodate up to 24 guests. A variety of team-building activities can be organised such as cocktail making lessons, a treasure hunt around Brighton, a cookery demonstration or beach volleyball, sailing and wind surfing. For those who simply want to unwind after a long day a massage can be provided from their
in-house massage therapist.
For a conference pack please contact Jeremy Ornellas on 01273 603504 or email jeremy@blanchhouse.co.uk
Blanch House, 17 Atlingworth Street, Brighton BN2 1PL, www.blanchhouse.co.uk
University of Sussex
University Of Sussex
Conferences and events at the University Of Sussex has a brand new look and feel following a vast re-development. Only a pebble’s throw from Brighton city centre, the beautiful parkland setting is nestled between country and coast and is easily accessible by road or rail.
The self-contained Conference Centre, with natural daylight throughout and spacious decked terraces can host an array of meetings or events. New for 2013, a 500-seat lecture theatre, which will be among the largest in the area. With numerous seminar rooms close by, this state of the art building can accommodate all aspects of your event.

Impressive Dine Central is a restaurant with a difference. The versatile space can hold up to 250 people for dinner. The accomplished chefs are dedicated to preparing appetising and well-balanced menus to suit all tastes. The large campus offers all the conveniences of staying in a town centre with bars, restaurants, banks, sports facilities and free on-site parking. You don’t have to venture far to find everything you need!

Sample the culinary delights, enter free prize draws and competitions and see the excellent facilities at their B2B Networking Evening on Thursday 22 March 2012.
Conferences & Events, Bramber House, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QU, 01273 678678.
Sea Life Brighton
Sea Life Brighton
For a truly unique event, Sea Life Brighton, the world’s oldest operating aquarium, offers the perfect venue. The centre is in a beautiful Victorian building which first opened in 1872, and still displays the original architecture. Choose from the Victorian Arcade: magnificent Victorian architecture and 30 world class aquatic displays with a capacity of 400 guests; Auditorium: banked seating surrounding the splendid tropical ocean display featuring sharks, turtles, tropical reef fish and a blotched fantail sting ray; and the Ocean tunnel: enjoy the underwater world and have an up close and personal experience with the creatures without getting wet!
Sea Life Brighton, Marine Parade, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 1TB,
0871 423 2110, www.visitsealife.com/brighton

Stanmer House
Stanmer House
Stanmer House is a Grade I Listed manor house which is unique for its Brighton location. Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, yet only minutes from the bustling city centre, Stanmer House is the perfect venue for your meeting room and banqueting requirements, with free on-site parking.
Stanmer House has options to suit all budgets including the popular all-inclusive delegate packages. They also offer meeting rooms, starting from £35 per hour for room hire only, with options to add refreshments and equipment hire.

Day Delegate Package:
• Free plasma screen
• Free flip chart and pens
• Free delegate pack
• Free wireless internet
• Free car parking
• On site I.T. assistance
• Arrival, morning and afternoon refreshments
• Delegate lunch

Alternatively, lunch or dinner can be booked in the restaurant where all tastes and requirements can be catered for. The house and gardens provide a peaceful backdrop that enhances the productivity of your day.
Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QA, 01273 680400, events@stanmerhouse.co.uk, www.stanmerhouse.co.uk



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