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Imago Venues prepares for £3million rolling refurbishment of Burleigh Court

In April 2018, Loughborough based Imago Venues will start the first phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the 186 bedrooms in Burleigh Court, the portfolio’s flagship four star hotel and conference centre, using feedback and data gathered from clients.

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Loughborough’s Kay England to take on role as chair of Meetings Industry Association

Kay England, chief executive of Imago Venues and director of campus services at Loughborough University, has been elected as chair of the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) council. In her new role Kay will lead the mia’s council as it determines the association’s agenda and activity.

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Hayley Hardy promoted to Senior Business Development Manager at Imago Venues

The promotion is the next step in Hayley’s 13-year long career path with the East Midland’s based venue portfolio. For the last year she has been acting revenue manager but returns to lead the business development team from March 2018. Hayley responded saying: “Taking on this role will be a challenge for me but it is one I relish.

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Imago Venues' Burleigh Court and Holywell Park retain mia’s AIM Gold accreditation

Both venues are part of the Imago Venues portfolio, which brings together Loughborough University’s conference and events venues under one brand. As with all AIM-accredited venues, they were vigorously assessed by the mia. To achieve the Gold level accreditation, venues must display superior service throughout the entire customer journey.

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Alun Pomfrett to head up food offering at Burleigh Court and Holywell Park

“With his focus on creative and inspiring menus based on locally sourced produce Alun is the perfect person to take our food and beverage offering to the next level.”. The move will see him playing a key role in the management and client offering at Imago Venues’ two flagship properties.

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Imago Venues puts local suppliers at heart of food and beverage offering.

Imago Venues is focusing more closely on local producers as it develops its food and beverage offering. This reflects the portfolio’s ongoing desire to focus on people and individuality as it delivers the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction.

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Love Business moves to Holywell Park for 2018

Love Business 2018, the largest free business exhibition in the East Midlands has moved to Holywell Park, Loughborough – part of the Imago Venues portfolio. "We were looking for somewhere central to the region that is fresh, exciting and focused on the delivery of great service."

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Holywell Park joins Venues of Excellence as 40th member

Holywell Park, which is part of the Imago Venues' portfolio, will be Venues of Excellence’s 40th member - marking a significant landmark in the nationwide collection's growth plans.

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Double win for Imago Venues at Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards

Imago Venues struck gold last week with two wins on Thursday night at the prestigious Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

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Imago Venues to support Loughborough University in hosting the UEFA European Under-17 finals

UEFA and The Football Association have named the venues which will host the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament in May next year, with Loughborough University one of six venues chosen.

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Holywell Park achieves 6th VenueVerdict Gold

Imago Venues’ dedicated conference and event centre, Holywell Park, has once again achieved the highest possible accolade in the BDRC Continental VenueVerdict. The standard is given to properties recording a twelve-month Net Promoter Score of +70 or higher from Business Event Host responses in the previous twelve month period.

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£7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel to be added to Imago Venues portfolio in 2018

Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider.

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Imago Venues makes Head of Venues appointment

Imago Venues has appointed Keith Barber to the newly created role of Head of Venues. The appointment has been made as the conference and event arm of Loughborough University looks to align its venues more closely as it delivers a seamless customer journey.

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So you think you know Imago... Our brand story

A tale about who we are and what we stand for.

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Imago announces refurbishment of Holywell Park

Imago has completed the first phase of its refurbishment project at its specialist conference and exhibition venue – Holywell Park.

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Burleigh Court Wins Culinary Excellence Award

Imago's Daniel Read takes 1st prize in Venues Of Excellence 'Cook And Serve Challenge'

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imago makes new marketing appointment

imago has appointed a new marketing manager as it looks to raise awareness of its portfolio of venues.

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imago retains Investors in People Gold

Imago has retained its Investors in People Gold accreditation following its latest audit, maintaining its reputation for achieving high standards.

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Investors In People... Is it worth it?

Is an ‘Investors In People Gold’ award cause for deep pride, or just another certificate to hang on the wall?

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Holywell Park recognised by BDRC Continental VenueVerdict

Holywell Park, one of imago’s flagship venues, has been recognised in the latest BDRC Continental VenueVerdict results.

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