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Jan
20

January 19th is international flower day. To celebrate this we explore the concept, from author Keith Critchlow, of ‘Living rhythms, form and number’. ‘The experience of a radically...

Dec
13

Martina Kopecka, Event Manager Next up in our QE-View series of blogs on life in London is event manager Martina Kopecka. When she’s not busy ensuring all of our events here run seamlessly,...

Dec
13

In October, the One Young World Global Summit came to London, bringing together the brightest young talent from around the world to accelerate global social impact. More than 3,600 people attended...

Dec
12

Leading central London events venue the QEII Centre has triumphed at the Business Brilliance Awards, winning accolades for brand recognition and customer service. The centre won the Brand Brilliance (small to medium) award and was the Gold award winner in the Brilliance in Customer Service category at the Business...

Nov
29

London venue the QEII Centre has collected 2,800 coats as part of a charity collection to support homeless and vulnerable people in the capital. The centre hosted a collection point for the Wrap Up...

Nov
25

The impact business events have on a global scale, the recognition this receives and how the true impact can be measured were all topics up for discussion at a recent roundtable event held at...

Nov
22

Central London’s leading large events venue, the QEII Centre, has been shortlisted for five categories across three business and marketing awards ceremonies, recognising excellence in delivering...

Nov
21

In the first of a series of blog posts taking you behind the scenes at the QEII, D’Arcy Demerse, Head of Pastry, gives us the lowdown on a typical day in the kitchen. Tell me about a typical day...

Nov
12

Rebecca Bentham, Event Manager, QEII Taste  Over the coming months, we’re going to be getting a unique view of London from our very own QEII team members, finding out what they love about London, what secret spots they recommend to visitors to our city, and some of the weird and wonderful sights that make London...

Oct
28

Representatives from 35 nations will come together in London in November for the world’s leading conference on global military satellite communications. Global MilSatCom will take place at...

Oct
24

Leading Westminster venue the QEII Centre welcomed parliamentarians from around the world for the 65th NATO Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session, from Friday 11 to Monday 14 October. Celebrating NATO’s 70th anniversary this year, the Parliamentary Assembly saw representatives from over 50 countries coming...

Oct
15

As books are a communication across space and time, so music is too. There is a certain wonderment that the disparate individuals that make up a choir come together to produce one melodious sound...

Oct
15

London 2012 gold medallist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has been announced as one of three new speakers who will take part in ukactive’s National Summit on Thursday 31 October. The heptathlete and founder of Jennis Fitness will be joined at the QEII Centre by Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth and business expert Kate...

Oct
10

Mental health is an increasingly topical issue across workplaces throughout Britain, with one in six workers suffering from conditions such as anxiety, depression or stress. To mark World Mental...

Oct
10

London’s QEII Centre is once again calling upon event professionals and members of the public to donate their old, unwanted or unused coats to provide for the homeless, the elderly and refugees....

Oct
7

Central London’s leading large events venue, the QEII Centre, has recorded its highest-ever net economic contribution to the UK of £153.1m. This Gross Value Added (GVA) figure is an increase of...

Oct
1

The UK events industry is perfectly positioned to lead a new era of CSR, according to events and charity industry experts participating in a roundtable discussion on the subject. On Tuesday 17...

Sep
30

The UK’s biggest dedicated trade show for black business owners and entrepreneurs is returning to London’s QEII Centre for the third year, for what promises to be its busiest year yet. Founded...

Sep
6

There is a journey of a thought from the thinker via a flower, a stem, a tree, paper, a book, to the mind of the reader. We find a certain beauty in this journey and wanted to celebrate it with the start of the school year which rather aptly coincides with Autumn and harvest festival. This is the time where we reap...

Aug
23

A team of volunteers from Westminster venue the QEII Centre have been helping to improve London’s green open spaces in partnership with charity Hands on London. Six volunteers spent a day at Wormwood Scrubs, clearing pathways and dead hedging to create a nature trail for a forest school, and building a bug hotel...

Jul
23

Central London’s leading large events venue, the QEII Centre, was once again providing the stage for one of the most anticipated moments of modern British politics as the new Tory leader was...

Jul
9

The QEII Centre teed off the summer for clients and partners with a golf-themed garden party on the green at the Westminster venue. On Wednesday 3 July, the sun was shining as QEII welcomed guests to Birdie Island for an evening of mini-golf, musical entertainment and a celebration of the best of British food and...

Jun
1

June is here and you know what that means, so is summer and sunshine! Here’s our May round-up of the feedback we’ve received this month. Keep up to date with our Feedback Fridays on...

May
29

Collaboration is a Millennial concept – people combining their resources to create something that none of them could produce on their own.  And so we teamed up with photographer Chris Taylor and printing company Igma Imaging to create this true celebration of Nature. One of Chris’ specialities is macro images...

May
1

Wow, it’s May already. You know that month where we get loads of bank-holidays, yay! Here’s our April round-up of the feedback we’ve received this month. Keep up to date with our...

Apr
16

It is estimated that around 2.41 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year via rivers. Rivers act as a major transport pathway for plastic debris. Recent research by Green Peace has found that plastic in our rivers could be putting our wildlife in danger. Seabirds are found with their stomachs full...

Apr
12

It’s been a busy week for team QEII and for once I’m not talking about events, although we’ve been busy with those too. Some of our wonderful Sales team, our events team and IT, who you might...

Apr
11

A budding partnership is blooming at London’s QEII Centre, where Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design has been installing monthly exhibitions in celebration of nature, environmental awareness, sustainability and craftsmanship. Three displays have embellished the venue since the initiative launched in January, with each...

Apr
3

It’s already April, spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Before we fully immerse ourselves in April, here’s our March round-up of the feedback we’ve received this month. Keep up to date with our Feedback Fridays on Instagram. #FeedbackFriday A post shared by QEII Centre, London...

Mar
19

Leading central London events venue the QEII Centre is forecasting financial growth of more than 9% year-on-year, with a projected turnover of circa £15.67m for 2018/19. This will mean an outstanding growth rate of 63% over a six-year period, from £9.6m turnover in 2013/14. The centre’s growth has come from...

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