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Wyboston Lakes Resort is giving all its team the opportunity to ‘go green’ at home by switching to renewable energy – with a financial incentive as well.
There has been an average reduction of 39 per cent in full time equivalent positions within agencies in the meeting, events and accommodation industry since February 2020, according to a new HBAA survey due to be published in April. This figure has increased by 9% since June 2020 when a previous HBAA study revealed that 30% of employees working in the sector at the time were at risk of redundancy. The HBAA’s Q1 2021 research, which surveyed close to 100 members, also revealed that 20% of venues and agencies have not received any grants or business rates relief.
In recognition of Warwick Conferences’ remarkable commitment to operating sustainably, the venue provider has been awarded the esteemed IACC Green Star for its eco-friendly efforts.
Lime Venue Portfolio Launches Chapter V of Beyond Food Lime Venue Portfolio has shared some early insights of the effects of Covid-19, on the UK meetings and events market, as it launches Chapter V of Beyond Food.  The report includes contributions from both within and outside of the industry, including leading brands and commentators, as well as a survey that looks at changes in the buying behaviours of meeting planners.
Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has launched a recruitment drive to take on up to 25 new team members. As a priority, it is starting by ‘re-recruiting’, offering the opportunity to re-apply for roles within the business to former team members who were made redundant when the resort was forced to close during the pandemic. The roles will be across all departments including the site’s four-star hotel, restaurant, bar, spa and conference and training facilities. The positions vary from food and beverage manager to event venue hosts and guest services.
“The follow-up on the rush of enquiries after the road map announcement is going well and has been boosted with a noticeable increase in site visit requests since they started this week. But the lack of certainty around the roadmap dates has made event bookers understandably cautious about contract terms,” says Adam Simpson, Director of Marketing and US Sales of etc.venues.

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