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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 glittering for so many reasons, but the spangled stash of gold we’ve claimed from multiple awards ceremonies is worthy...

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 immersive #outsidethebox secret garden, pop-up circus tent and 1950s drive-thru cinema extravaganza. Why do people love themed...

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 interactive game stationed on our stand for all event planners and participants will enter a draw to win a £100...

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 in this category. The win is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire team. Thank you to all our...

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 professional athlete for Team GB! Hi Charlotte. To start with, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? Ok Usman...

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 celebrating our 30th birthday in 2016. This re-appointment follows re-advertisement of the chief executive role in...

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 growing and growing and this was showcased brilliantly in October with one of our wildest weeks to date. Spend a week in...

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 into an inspiring networking event, MIMA showcases the best of the year’s marketing campaigns, as judged by key...

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 refurbishment works means we’re better placed than ever transform our blank canvas space into any number of...

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 25th September at the Grosvenor House Hotel amongst their peers across the audio visual industry. This was the 17th annual...

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 Taylor as a worthy recipient of this year’s new Leadership Award and as Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia,...

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 on from 2014’s rebrand launch party, was a celebration timed to wrap up the second phase of investments carried out...

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 the most of the closing summer, we have compiled a three course meal that will wet your appetite. Our selections are...

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 see and are surrounded by can dictate your mood? Warmer colours such as reds and oranges will evoke a different type of...

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 the core QEII Centre brand, these new identities streamline existing centre services, each with its own vibrant and...

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 versatility wowed the judging panel, who commended its ability to deliver bespoke event solutions to each and every client....

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...

Nov
14

The QEII Centre opened its doors to clients, event agencies, buyers and media at its official, invitation-only launch party last night, Thursday 13th November. With walls flooded in icy blue lighting, candle-lit lanterns buried in mounds of fluffy white snow and an ice sculpture etched with an iconic Big Ben scene,...

Nov
6

With conference and event organisers relying more-and-more on cutting edge technology to enhance delegate experience, we catch up with Deborah Jones, AV/IT Sales Manager, on the changing nature of her role. Deborah, how long have you worked at the QEII? I started working at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre...

Nov
4

The QEII Centre benefits from a great deal of repeat business. In this blog, Raffi Eghiayan, Owner of Face Ltd, explains the appeal of the venue and how it attracts delegates from across the world. Raffi, why did you choose the QEII Centre for your conference? FACE, or the Facial Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition...

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