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  “We’re extremely concerned by many recent reports from agent members that some hotels and venues are making the decision at property and group levels to withhold payments at the moment,” says Lex Butler, Chair of HBAA. “It is unacceptable and needs to be addressed immediately as it seriously threatens the cashflow of the agents and the future of relationships. This crisis is a time to work in partnership and stand united.”
Worldspan has been awarded the We invest in people platinum accreditation – the highest level of accreditation that Investor in People grants, and one held by only 2% of organisations. Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: "We'd like to congratulate Worldspan. Platinum accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Worldspan in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people."
the eastside rooms has continued the creation of its senior management team with the appointment of Ross Hogarth as the venue’s Revenue Manager. Ross joins the new meetings and events facility from the Radisson Hotel Group and will be our lead on all commercial aspects of the venue, from proactive sales to pricing and booking procedures.
Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, part of The Venues Collection, set up a pop up market stall to sell their surplus fruit and vegetables to the community. Staff set up the stall in the conference centre’s foyer and invited members of the local community via Facebook to buy produce at supermarket prices.
The inaugural Sustainable Event Awards (SEA), celebrating environmentalism across worldwide events, suppliers and venues, is to go ahead. Organised by the Event Industry News team, sponsored by GES, supported by the Sustainable Event Alliance and by the gamut of industry associations, SEA open to entries from April 1st. Winners will be announced on September 1st. SEA made big waves with the market when it launched in early February, a sought-after recognition for the companies and individuals committed to controlling and curtailing emissions all over the event map.
In the midst of all this worry and uncertainty, we believe it’s important to remain positive and continue to share good news where it can be found.   SilverDoor is delighted to be able to announce that, on the occasion of our twentieth anniversary, our shareholders, Marcus and Angie Angell, have promoted Stuart Winstone, to Group CEO of SilverDoor.  

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