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Oct
9

Central London’s leading large events venue, the QEII Centre, has won the award for Most Versatile London Venue 1,000+ attendees at the 2018 London Venue Awards. Host to more than 600 national...

Mar
14

What’s the story behind awards? Why do we enter them and what does it actually mean to win them in business terms? Diane Waldron, sales and marketing director, reveals all. Last year was truly...

Feb
10

The very first reaction is the only one that matters when it comes to measuring success in creating wow-factor moments, says Sital Chandarana, MD of Eventologists, the mastermind behind our...

Jan
21

QEII Centre are pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting in this year’s BNC Show which is taking place at The Brewery on Wednesday 17th February. This year we have an exclusive...

Jan
15

We are delighted to have won the ‘Best Venue Customer Service’ category at the inaugural London Venue Awards held at the Emirates Stadium. The team celebrated the win against stiff competition...

Dec
4

Our event manager Charlotte Best kindly took time out of her busy schedule to share her experience and expertise in event management as well as some fascinating facts including her time as a...

Nov
27

Mark Taylor has been successfully reappointed as chief executive of the QEII Centre to continue building on his myriad of achievements at the helm of this iconic events venue, as we make plans for...

Nov
13

  We always say that no two days are the same here at QEII and since the completion of our summer refurbishments that’s been truer than ever. The variety of events we’re holding here is...

Oct
30

The Brief The Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) has been running for 14 years, recognising the hard work undertaken by marketers in the meetings and events industry worldwide. Now evolved...

Oct
27

We hosted our most spectacular display of creativity yet earlier this month when our events team let their imaginations run wild and created Outside the Box. The completion of the extensive summer...

Oct
13

Our very own Kiwi Sam Bury shares his personal experience in event management, starting from managing events in New Zealand all the way to events in sunny London. Hi Sam, to start with, tell us a...

Oct
9

We are very proud to announce that our in-house AV team, QEII Live have won the AV Service Team of the Year award at this year’s AV Magazine Awards 2015. Our team celebrated in style on Friday...

Sep
30

Our team celebrated in style on Monday when we descended on the Park Plaza Riverbank to await the announcement of this year’s miaList 2015 successfuls. We’d nominated our chief executive Mark...

Sep
25

An essential part of any Oscar-themed Christmas party, holding your own company Oscars award ceremony is a great opportunity to bring added fun to the evening and celebrate some of the stars of...

Sep
21

The invitations were mysterious, the theming a surprise and the prizes plentiful at ‘Outside the Box’ at the QEII Centre on 16 September. This spectacular showcase evening, held almost one year...

Aug
26

The long weekend is nearing upon us and despite the recent changes of weather, we at the QEII Centre are very much hopeful that there will be plenty of sunny spells this coming week. So to make...

Aug
5

The next stage of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre’s £12 million renovation and rebranding project will get underway on 24 July, when the central London venue closes for six weeks of interior and...

Jul
8

At the QEII Centre our AV and lighting design specialists know how to use lighting to create the right mood in your events space, says Deborah Jones, AV Manager Did you know that the colours you...

Jun
2

The secret to successful meetings: Discover the love we have for coffee at QEII Sanctuary  We chatted to resident coffee enthusiast Tomas Varo at QEII’s Sanctuary about his love and passion for...

May
13

By Debbie Lynch, Deputy General Manager, QEII Taste by Leith’s It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we see it as our absolute responsibility to make sure the breakfast menus we’re creating are energy boosting, brain powering and sense stimulating for all clients who come to us...

Apr
13

The QEII Centre is rolling out the next stage in its repositioning strategy from this month, with the launch of its new family of sub-brands. Created to bring together expert in-house teams under...

Mar
6

After a whirlwind week that saw the four-day Global Law Summit bring the likes of Boris Johnson, Ed Miliband, The Rt. Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General of England & Wales, The Rt. Hon, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court and film-star-cum-Global-Ambassador for War Child UK,...

Mar
6

The newly refurbished and rebranded QEII Centre can announce today that its room hire revenue has grown by 17.3% in comparison to the previous financial year. The Centre has also delivered the best...

Dec
31

South African-born Emile Bolt started working at QEII Centre in September 2014. He has had an eclectic career, working in various roles including as a Bartender, as a Door-to-Door Salesman, Journalist, Sales Manager and Event Manager. His numerous jobs have taken him everywhere from South Africa, France, Scotland,...

Dec
16

Terry King currently works freelance as QEII Live Project Manager. Her long and varied career has given her an expert technical understanding of a variety of AV matters that has made finding work easy but it wasn’t always so plain sailing. Terry talks about the prejudice she faced at the beginning of her...

Dec
12

On Thursday 11th December the QEII held a ‘Gingerbread Bake off’. What an evening it was… Our guests arrived and enjoyed some Jing Tea and delicious sweets including, macaroons, coconut balls and chocolate cherry log. As did we… Then we all put on aprons and took our guests for a tour of the...

Dec
8

Snowy the reindeer has recently taken up residence in the QEII event managers' office. A very personable chap who is partial to a mince pie and a chat so we thought this week's '5 minutes with' should be with him. You can also catch Snowy on Twitter @Snowy_QEII Hi Snowy, how old are you? I am 2 and...

Dec
5

The QEII Centre has scooped the gold award for ‘Large Venue of the Year’ at Evcom’s Eventia Awards 2014, which took place on 28 November at London Hilton, Park Lane. The QEII Centre’s...

Dec
5

1. Don’t embarrass yourself in front of your boss This doesn’t mean you can’t drink, just don’t do it on an empty stomach! But if you are too busy schmoozing to chomp down a few canapés, ensure you enjoy the fine wine slowly, gargling it around your mouth for as long as you can....

Nov
24

Chances are, the first people you will see when you walk through our doors are the friendly father/son duo Roberto and Robbie Goncalves, who look after the business centre. So who better to ask about the recent changes at the QEII? Q: Roberto, how long have you worked at the centre? And how has your role changed...

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