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5 reasons why you should book your Christmas Party now

20th May 2022,
If you are hoping to have a company Christmas Party or a private get together this Christmas 2022, then it is something that you need to turn your attention to very soon.  This year hopefully companies will have something to celebrate and use the Office Christmas Party as an opportunity to get everyone together again under one roof.  You simply can’t beat meeting up with friends and colleagues in the…

Top Venues in East London

6th May 2022,
London's East End is renowned for great restaurants, but there are also some amazing event venues available for hire.  Hoxton, Shoreditch, Old Street are all part of east London's tech city - London's answer to Silicon Valley! If you are looking for an edgy, creative venue, then look no further at our selection of top venues in East London. 93 Feet East Nestled in the Old Truman Brewery, 93 Feet…

Summer Party Venues

1st May 2022,
Summer in London can be a hot, stuffy and dusty affair, so what better than to head to the beautiful River Thames for a cool breeze and stunning views?  We have put together a few of our favourite summer party venues near to or on the Thames: Woods Quay Here is a stunning riverside venue.  Woods are famous for their flagship boat Silver Sturgeon, but they now have Woods Quay…

Themed Christmas Party Venues 2022

4th April 2022,
Need some inspiration for this year’s Christmas party?  It seems crazy to be thinking about your 2022 Christmas party, but believe me, now is the time to plan. How many times have you put it off until after the summer holidays?  How many times have you been disappointed to find that all of the key dates are already booked? Check out 3 of the best themed office Christmas party venues…

10 things you need to know about event planning

25th March 2022,
The $1.5 trillion global events business has been through a particularly difficult two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibits (MICE) sector. Events are back, and they're back in a big way! The revival of the event sector is now plain to see at the end of the tunnel, and analysts believe it will be one of the most valuable assets of the post-COVID era.…

Brand new London event venues

24th March 2022,
London always has something new for event planners.  Gone are the days when hotels held a monopoly on event spaces.  Today the choice is immense, with some wonderfully unique event venues available for hire! Here are some of our favourites: Oceandiva London Even the name sounds exotic! Oceandiva London is the UK's first CO2-neutral events venue and what's more it is on the River Thames!  It is the largest floating…

Best Tech Venues in London

18th February 2022,
Like it or not, we are living in the digital era. Therefore, due to increased demand venues have to offer the latest technology for client events.  So, whilst not everyone will need half of the digital products available, venues need to be able to offer them.  Project mapping, virtual reality, QR codes, the possibilities are endless. So, how do you go about finding the best tech venue in London?  Here…

Corrigan’s Restaurant London

25th January 2022,
Corrigan’s is home to acclaimed Irish chef Richard Corrigan. Hailing from County Meath, Ireland, Richard Corrigan left the family farm to pursue a culinary career. His hard work paid off and he has been awarded two Michelin stars, as well as being the quadruple winner of the Great British menu and caterer to the Queen. His love for seasonal food is matched only by his passion for ingredients sourced from…

Valentine’s Night In

23rd January 2022,
If you can't go out this year, then why not celebrate with a cosy night in? Drake & Morgan can deliver a fabulous Valentine's dinner right to your door anywhere in England. Or if you fancy a romantic evening at one of their many London bars or perhaps you'd like to send a unique gift of cocktail roses?  D&M have treats galore for you!  Staying in: Drake & Morgan X…

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Gaucho Restaurants

22nd January 2022,
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, have you planned what you are going to do?  There are so many amazing restaurants in London, many of which have some excellent ideas. Gaucho Restaurants have a number of different offerings.  In Soho you can book either an early sitting or a late sitting at the Valentine's Film Club: Welcome to our Film Club, a series of immersive culinary cinema events where…

Discover the secrets of successful venue finding

20th January 2022,
In today’s busy world, time is of the essence to every professional.  In particular PAs and EAs often find themselves with numerous projects on and have to juggle and prioritise work constantly.  Imagine then when the boss adds the organising of the annual conference or exhibition to the workload…  This is when you need to turn to a reputable venue finding agency for help. Finding the perfect venue every time…

MK-7- A Unique Events Venue

16th January 2022,
  MK-7 is the home of Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes.  This totally unique venue comprises of an inspiring set of event spaces designed around Red Bull's principles of hard work and the pursuit of perfection. MK-7 is a venue built to inspire, to bring out the best in people, and to enable them to fulfil their full potential. Where better than to hold your conference in the stunning…

The Renaissance of the Events Industry

3rd January 2022,
The last two years have been exceptionally challenging for the $1.5 trillion global events industry, with the COVID-19 pandemic having decimated the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry. While several businesses and organisations were quick to resort to online and later hybrid events, the gap created due to the absence of actual in-person gatherings still remains. With the most stringent restrictions on travel and social gatherings now lifted, mass…

Calling all PAs looking for venues

3rd January 2022,
Function Fixers was set up over 18 years ago to meet the rising demand that companies have for finding event venues. Usually this task falls to company PA's, but we are here to make your life much easier! So, what is available other than the traditional meeting and conference venues?  Undoubtedly delegates and attendees get bored with using the same old venue, with the same old format.  Why not add…

How to find the perfect event venue online

8th December 2021,
Finding the perfect event venue can turn out to be a tedious task, especially when you have to hunt for ideas online. Considering that the event venue can prove to be a make-or-break factor and one that will have the largest impact on your event, suffice it to say that every aspect of the event – from speakers to food to ambience – depends on the event venue and location…

How to reduce electricity costs at home?

5th December 2021,
Do you want to reduce your electricity costs at home? Have you noticed that your energy bills have been climbing higher and higher this year? The latter half of 2021 has seen a huge surge in energy prices that has had a huge impact on both consumers and energy companies. More than 20 energy companies have been shut down this year, and many households have seen a substantial rise in…

5 Ideas for Christmas Activities

8th November 2021,
Do you prefer to have a traditional Christmas party with dinner and entertainment? Or would you rather incorporate some fun activities for your colleagues or friends as well?  We have a number of great ideas for Christmas Activities. Some of these can be done in your office or your home, but for some you will also need a venue which we can easily arrange for you. Cryst-mas Maze Inspired by…

A Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

5th November 2021,
A sustainable Christmas?  Today the word 'sustainable' is a hot topic, and probably even more so since COP26.  But how do we become more sustainable in everyday life?  Christmas is a very good example – it is a season for giving, but it can also be a season for us to embrace sustainability. Have you ever been given a gift that ended up in the rubbish bin after a couple…

How to run sustainable events

31st October 2021,
Sustainable Events and how they can help reduce Climate Change For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – these are called COPs. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26…

Event Trends 2022

26th October 2021,
The global pandemic has had a resounding impact on the $1.5 trillion worldwide event industry, which is far from restored to normal for the immediate future. And yet experts are already divided in their opinion when it comes to predicting what the future holds for events. Though nothing more than speculation right now, trends and forecasts for the coming few months speak of the events industry’s impressive adaptability and resilience. The year…
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