“Our day meeting and dinner in March went very well and the efficiency and responsiveness of the staff were appreciated. It means that as an organiser you can enjoy the event, rather than spend all of the time chasing up what you have asked to be done.
“The facilities were good – no tatty flip charts and pens that don’t work which is always a plus! – and we were impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the team where nothing was too much trouble. Katie and Tania in the conference office were particularly helpful as were the porters and the catering staff who were very accommodating about requests for special diets.”
A Blueprint for Better Business is an independent charity and catalyst for change in terms of challenging business to be a force for good. Its objectives include inspiring and encouraging companies to operate in a way that respects people and contributes to a better society: thereby delivering long-term sustainable performance.
All sizes and sectors have the potential to do this but Blueprint focuses primarily on large companies that can spread the word, as well as investors, NGOs, academics, coaches and advisors, to further the philosophy.
The organisation holds regular workshops attended by around 25 senior business people.
Jeanette Lacy-Scott who organised the event said: “We avoid ‘commercial’ venues like hotels as College accommodation is more conducive to learning and as a charity, cost is a factor. I have used Murray Edwards College once before for a similar workshop.
“A nice bright meeting room is important, as is the opportunity for a private dinner. For residential events, stylish bedrooms are not a critical factor as long as they are clean and en suite with some basic facilities like tea/coffee making.
Date of event:
29th March 2017
Type of event:
Day Meeting and Dinner
Buckingham House Conference Centre
Fellows’ Dining Room