Today's date is 02 October 2023


Englemere’s Royal Ascot Week, Elegance without the Cost.

A short carriage ride from the racecourse we invite you to enjoy all the elegance of Royal Ascot Week in the beautiful house and grounds of Englemere, without paying corporate hospitality prices.

With 14 acres of beautiful tranquil gardens Englemere is pleased to offer picnic and parking facilities from Tuesday, 16th June to Friday, 19th June 2009.

To guarantee a parking or picnic space we recommend pre-booking as on the day parking prices will be £15.00 per car and picnic parking spaces £20.00 per car.

We would be happy to provide chilled champagne or wine to complement your own picnic. There will be a refreshment tent available, join us in the main house for our very popular Englemere Summer Buffet at just £38 including parking or book your very own horse-drawn carriage ride.

Please do contact us for more details and booking forms at

Three Registration Packages. has reacted to the downturn in the economy by now offering three registration packages to hotels and conference venues across the UK. The first option is full registration fee at £485plus VAT with no commission charged by, the second is a registration fee at £285plus VAT with 8% commission on all confirmed business, the third is commission only.

Venue’s are able to change their subscription package at any time to suit, so when you find the full registration fee is the package that suits you the most just send us an email and we’ll change the status of your venue immediately for you.

Savill Court Hotel in Egham, near Heathrow.

Savill Court Hotel in Egham, near Heathrow are offering some fantastic rates on both day delegate and residential events until 31st September 2009. Their day delegate packages have been reduced from £95 to £60 and their 24hour residential rate from £300 to just £180.

Minimum number of 10 delegates is required; the offer only applies to new bookings and is subject to availability.

Book a meeting to take place before 19th January 2009 and the rates are further reduced to a day delegate of £50 and a 24hour rate of £160!!

Major renovation now complete.

The Renaissance Heathrow has recently completed its long awaited and extensive £2 million plus renovation. The hotel is now a much brighter, contemporary version of its former self. Space has been used wisely in creating a funky exciting bar concept visible from the lobby. Colour changing lighting to the bar acts as a beacon which has a real draw. Curved seating alcoves upholstered in rich leathers to the ceiling with ultra contemporary, but strangely retro globe pendant lights, the whole bar and restaurant area has created a sixties poptastic vibe.

Exclusively Green Conferencing.

Exclusive Hotels have been working hard to keep their carbon footprint as low as possible by various green initiatives throughout the properties. Purchasing energy from renewable sources, effective energy management, recycling targets, sourcing recycled, biodegradable or local products where appropriate, and ensuring food miles are kept to a minimum.

Exclusive Hotels are in no doubt that bookers are placing environmental impact high on their priority list when considering venues and therefore, working with The CarbonNeutral Company, have ascertained that a residential delegate would cost only £0.80 and a day delegate £0.60 to become carbon neutral. Exclusive Hotels will be happy to match your donation like for like to ensure your CarbonNeutral® Conference

Kingsway Hall, London.

Our elegant 4 Star Deluxe Hotel is ideally located in Holborn, Central London with 170 fully air-conditioned bedrooms and a Leisure Centre to ease the stresses and strains of modern life.

All events taking place between now and the end of March 2009 will benefit from a great price and a great package that includes everything you need for a great event at a discount of 35% off our DDR rack rate of £90, why go elsewhere. Our day delegate rate is only £59.00 inc. VAT (subject to availability).

September Stats Update.

The ten most frequently searched for locations on during the month of September, in order of frequency, were; London, Manchester, Newbury, Birmingham, Maidstone, Leeds, Northampton, Southampton, Cardiff and Bristol. Other locations including regional and county locations ranked highly too, but these were the most popular specified searches. If you're a venue not listed on shortleadmeetings and in these locations you could benefit from registering to shortleadmeetings.

Please bear in mind that preferred locations change daily, weekly and monthly so if your location is not listed in September's top ten most frequently searched then please do contact us for information on your specific location

Hosting sensation

Hosting sensation. The benefits keep adding up. Register your venue with shortleadmeetings and we’ll help you launch to our booker database. We can either support a planned booker evening or work with you to co-host an event, targeting meeting bookers in your catchment area or locations to suit your marketing needs.


.... New venues registered with this week...... Harlequins Rugby Club, Twickenham......The Best Western Carlton, Blackpool....... Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.........Thistle Euston, London………Sunningdale Park, Ascot…….. Crowne Plaza, London St James and many others coming soon.

Exclusive Hotels join

The Exclusive Hotels group has joined With some stunning country house venues around the UK, outstanding rates and availability for bookers, we’re extremely pleased to see this luxury group join shortleadmeetings. There’s more news to come including some “exclusive” news in April about one particular property so please do revisit this news pages for further updates and search for availability at properties such as Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Lainston House in Winchester and the Rembrandt in London. Exciting news, “exclusive” news!

Conference Industry sees stunning launch of

shortleadmeetings launched to hotels and meeting venues on 8th January 2008 with massive success. Within the first few hours of the email announcement having been sent out the website was flooded with venues registering online. Helen Hyde, MD said “We knew from the feedback we were getting from venues prior to the launch that was something the industry was very supportive of and in need of, and we expected a fairly high uptake, but we’ve been blown away by the level of support and the number of venues that have registered to date which can only be good news for meeting bookers”.

Did you know?

There are approximately 7,500 meeting venues and hotels in the UK alone. Ranging from racecourses, to golf clubs, from hotels to aquariums and museums. has availability details from a whole variety of meeting venues around the UK and with more venues joining each day the choice just keeps growing.

Coming soon …. additional features! will soon be adding some fantastic new features. We’re not going to just rest on our laurels, instead we have an ongoing programme of upgrades, additions and, believe it or not, improvements!

A truly interactive map … that will let you define the area of your search, because we all know that where one person’s M4 corridor starts, the other one’s stops!

A special offers section so the venues can let you know if there’s a little more to them than meets the eye.

If there’s a feature that you’d like to see included on please do get in touch with us. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas, email us at

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