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July 15, 2019


If you are the owner of a small business, no doubt you understand the importance of working to a budget. Equally, you will also know the importance of being able to impress potential new customers and partners, as well as those that you already work with… so what are you to do?

Luckily, comfortable and unrestrained meeting rooms in the Nottingham and Derby area are available at reasonable rates here at Best Western Nottingham Derby. Our rooms cater for businesses and teams of all sizes, offering a relaxed yet proficient environment for associates to gather in – complete with all of the equipment and stationary you could require.

Business Meetings/Conferences

When you think of a business conference, your immediate thoughts might be of something highly expensive, time-consuming and, let’s face it, a complete waste of time. Those colossal conferences where hundreds, possibly thousands, of people turn up to listen to one person speaking for what feels like an extended amount of time look great on paper – but do you really take anything meaningful away from it?

Conferences don’t have to involve a stage, lighting effects and an auditorium of people half asleep in their seats dreaming about what they are going to have for lunch. This is why we find conferences work best when they are stripped, involving only those of whom play an active part.

Small businesses do not have to feel that holding a conference is outside of the realms of possibility. Here at Best Western Nottingham Derby, we can accommodate up to 60 people in our function rooms, offering a spacious room in which to hold your event. Available from just £25 per person, a package that includes a two-course hot or cold lunch, teas and coffee, stationary and the use of an LCD projector, you will be well looked after.

Networking Events

Perhaps you want to network and get to know the decision makers of other businesses in your area. It’s always positive to familiarise yourself with the neighbours, even if there may not be any direct opportunity to do business together. When you work in the same community, any positive relationship can end up being beneficial in the future.

As many professionals know, networking can be a difficult task unless there is an event where you have the opportunity to speak directly to others in the same area. This is why hosting networking events such as fund days or lunches prove popular for small businesses, particularly those of whom have just opened or relocated as a way of introducing their business.

Holding a relaxed event that isn’t all about business can help to form relationships with the people behind the suit. Remember, that while you may not be able to offer anything directly, your new relationship could yet yield valuable referrals that can potentially grow into new custom in the future.

A lunch, BBQ or an open day all make for fantastic laid back networking events that don’t cost the earth – make sure to have plenty of business cards that you can hand out to the people that you build rapport with. You never know who could become a treasured contact.

Team Building Events

Keeping your team motivated is a must in order to keep productivity high. As a small business, the importance of each and every last member of staff cannot be understated, so it is important that the machine remains well oiled. Of course, any team building event has to remain in budget, as well as offering value to the company.

While large global businesses have the clout in order to whisk their teams away to any corner of the world, small local businesses often do not have such luxury. That isn’t a problem though, as you don’t need to spend big to bring the team together. All you need is a well thought out event as well as a great venue in which to hold your activities.

Here at Best Western Nottingham Derby, we have hosted many team building days for businesses of all sizes. With a wealth of positive feedback from previous customers for our great service, teamed with spacious rooms that give you and your guests the privacy that you seek, we can ensure you will be well looked after throughout your event.

If it is an overnight team building event that you are looking to hold, then you cannot do much better than booking our residential package at £95 per person. This package includes all of the benefits that you receive with the delegate package - as well as overnight accommodation, a three-course evening meal and a full English breakfast to wake up to!

For more information on booking Best Western Nottingham Derby as the venue for any of your business events, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.

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