Matthew Baker

A Guide to Planning your Next Conference


Conference planning guide Planning a conference or event is exciting, challenging, stressful and sometimes complicated. But it can depend on where you choose to site your conference, and whether your conference provider is highly experienced in dealing with such an event. It certainly pays to research carefully before you publish the date. Do your research Whatever needs to be planned, conferences are certainly very good for business. People still enjoy meeting face to face even though they can communicate regularly by other means. Nothing beats face to face There’s something about spending a significant amount of time with colleagues, clients…

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Essential Tips for Planning Your Wedding


Hillscourt Top Wedding Tips! A wedding should be a happy life occasion wherever it takes place. But if you want a great wedding then it’s a very good idea to hold it in an experienced venue. Why should that matter? As we experience life we begin to have knowledge that helps us with forward planning. If you’ve catered for a hundred weddings you get to know how much people eat on average. You know what the like to drink. You understand the timings, how to be flexible, how to deal with the unexpected.   Hillscourt’s Top Tips to have a great…

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Team Building Events in Birmingham


Exciting team building ideas & the perfect venue! Do you need an interesting birthday event? Or do you fancy gathering a group of friends together to celebrate an occasion in a different style? Why do we ask? Hillscourt has some exciting ideas up our sleeves! If you go into the grounds today! You may well wonder what the bears get up to when they go into the woods? We’ll, start wondering what might happen in the grounds of Hillscourt! We’ve been playing host to some exciting activities including Laser Clay pigeon shooting, archery, human table football, giant Jenga to name…

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Birmingham Awaydays


Awayday in Birmingham Look at that title. What do you imagine immediately? • ‘I need a break!’ • ‘An awayday takes me back to an old Biritsh rail advert.’ • ‘Awaydays conjure up the idea of fun and relaxation’ What if we were to tell you that an awayday might also mean: • Doing something different from the norm spending time in another environment, thinking creatively • Undertaking a little problem solving • Having fun, walking in beautiful grounds and being looked after What would you think then? ‘Sign me up, I need an awayday right now!’ It’s obvious that…

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Hillscourt Birmingham The Perfect Party Venue


Celebrate at Hillscourt Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, whatever your celebration we have it covered! Life events are punctuation points. We love to celebrate even if it’s to say: ‘I’m still here!’ A birthday party, wedding anniversary, christening, engagement and any other celebration you might have in mind are life-affirming occasions.   After all the years pass very quickly and it’s good to take time out and simply spend it with friends and family. Enjoying the moment is something we rarely do in our busy lives. Therefore, Hillscourt is suggesting you pencil in a special occasion with us right now….

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Summer Breaks in Worcestershire


Hotel breaks  Many people are away on holiday and if the UK is lucky enough to have a spell of fine weather the city streets can feel uncomfortable and sticky. So, is there a solution for the ‘Summertime Blues.’? You bet! Clear the decks and shoot the breeze with a midweek summer break! Actually the solution is quite simple: a midweek or short break.  A change of routine, not having to think about food shopping, housework and chores can be just the change of scene our minds need at this time of year. After all the next bank holiday is…

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Same Sex Marriage Venue Birmingham


Same Sex Marriage in Birmingham Hillscourt, a beautiful same sex marriage venue The 29th March 2014 was a momentous day in the UK. Why? It was the first time same sex weddings became legal. For many it was a great opportunity to renew vows made when civil partnerships were the only option. For others it was like a dream come true.   The Prime Minister, David Cameron stated that people were now considered equal. Hillscourt is proud to be part of this accepted agenda and we are looking forward to hosting more same sex weddings. In fact we have been…

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Conferences Vs Technology


Conferences in Birmingham With Skype calls and Google hang outs commonplace, meetings and group conferences are easy to set up. Never has communication been so easy. So why are conferences still necessary? 8 reasons why you should arrange a company or group conference 1. Face to face is still the preferred means of doing business. Although many companies use freelancers and remote workers getting together strengthens bonds and loyalty. Body language, facial expressions and gestures are still part of our language and can help to ‘seal the deal’. 2. Opportunities to network outside the business of the day can be…

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Romantic Wedding Photos


Romantic Weddings at Hillscourt Hillscourt is the ideal venue for romantic wedding pictures Wedding photography has a long history. Hillscourt has been delving into the archives to investigate. We were astonished to find weddings were being photographed as early as 1840. That’s almost 180 years! Mind you, how things have changed. From studio to photojournalism wedding photography has come a long way If you are lucky enough to have family album heirlooms you will see wedding photographs were very different to our contemporary expectations. At Hillscourt we know just how important a romantic backdrop is for the ultimate wedding photograph….

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About Bromsgrove


About Bromsgrove It is said that a change is as good as a rest For those living in an urban environment a weekend in the country can provide a welcome break from routine. A foot in the country another in the town In fact Bromsgrove, being just 13 miles away from Birmingham and just 16 from Worcester it is an attractive destination for both relaxation and exploration. You might say it has one foot in the country and the other in the town. Bromsgrove offers history and tranquility  Having been in existence since around the 9th century much has gone…

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