We always ask companies who use our meeting rooms if they would give us some feedback because we always aim to give the best service possible. This quote came out of the blue a few weeks ago but we are particularly proud of it because we know that our customer first approach, combined with state of the art facilities, are second to none. We aren’t a hotel that does conferences; we aren’t an old school building that can be hired out; we are a bespoke centre built for meetings and training. Funded by schools in the area for their own training and event needs, the facility is used extensively by companies large and small when they need a professional environment in which to train staff, meet clients or host events. We have rooms of different sizes for different purposes all the way up to the auditorium which can comfortably hold 120 delegates cabaret style or even 180 theatre style. Such numbers can pose a problem for many venues but we have a FREE onsite car park covered by CCTV that can hold far more cars than we have chairs!
Catering can be provided in-house (feedback has been exceptional for this) or through local hospitality companies who we work closely with.
Each room has projection facilities, flip charts, and a computer and we pride ourselves on having our own network manager to ensure that technical difficulties do not get in the way of why you have booked at the centre. 100Mb wifi is free to users of the centre, in fact we don’t charge any extras for use of the sort of facilities that we would expect to see in a meeting/conference room. Some of our staff are experienced trainers themselves, delivering courses and keynotes across the UK and beyond. They know what it is like to turn up to a venue, what the needs of the trainers are and the needs of the delegates. That experience forms the backbone of our service.
Alongside flexible meeting rooms we also have two newly refurbished IT suites with 25 PCs in each. The rooms can even be opened up to provide a giant IT suite for 50 when required. The usual business software packages are installed but we also have a range of specialist software that caters for most needs. The suites are bolstered by a trolley of brand new laptops meaning that any room can be a suite when required. Our centre also has a mini suite of 20 iMacs that can be used flexibly in a range of rooms.
The auditorium is a fabulous space that is used for everything from large scale conferences (often using our meeting rooms for ‘breakout’), as an exhibition space, to the R&C Council Chamber for 18 months! It has a range of seating plans, staging (including light rig systems) and even studio recording options that can be streamed to a live web channel. The new vinyl flooring has created opportunity for a much wider range of activities than previously with fitness groups and a local Church already taking advantage of it. We have just developed new daily and half-day rates for all of our room charges to give better value to the way that our customers like to use the centre.
The centre is run for NO PROFIT, any money made simply keeps the place running and up to date. Any money made over and above this is returned to schools for the benefit of the students. By booking at Inspire2Learn you are helping local children’s education which we hope makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. In fact many of the businesses that book here also get involved with our schools to help with events aimed at preparing our youngsters for the world of work that they will be growing into. If you would like to support this important aspect of our work (and who wouldn’t?), please get in touch.