6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

Racing ahead of the pack

PUBLISHED: 15:11 27 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:19 20 February 2013

Racing ahead of the pack

Racing ahead of the pack

Cheltenham Racecourse sees an increase in business

Racing ahead of the pack

Cheltenham Racecourse sees an
increase in business

Renowned sporting venue Cheltenham Racecourse has seen a 63 per cent increase in business from the association sector.

Cheltenham Racecourse has a long history providing conference and events to a multitude of sectors, recently seeinga marked increase in bookings this year from the association sector. Bookings for 2012 include the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Gloucestershire Ladies County Golf Association (GLCGA), the Association of School Business Managers and the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway.

The Centaur, a 2,250-seated auditorium, has proved a popular space, enabling clients from the association sector to take advantage of the state-of-the-art lighting and sound capabilities, as well as the numerous break-out rooms available. The Panoramic Suite, commanding scenic views of the racecourse, is also a favourite amongst this sector, providing guests with a refreshingly unique space complemented by countryside vistas.

Located only one mile from Cheltenham town centre, the course is accessible from the Midlands major arterial routes including the M40 and M5, as well as direct train links to London and Bristol. Cheltenham Racecourse also boasts over 10,000 free car parking spaces as well as300 acres available for outside events, making it an ideal choice for large scale events.

Babatunde Akinfisoye, operations manager RCCG, says, The entire team at Cheltenham Racecourse worked exceptionally hard to ensure the success of our Ordained Ministers Conference (OMC) 2012, which welcomed over 2,000 guests. The brief was met really well and the support we received from staff before and during the day was first-class. The readiness of staff to be flexible where necessary and provide creative solutions to our needs was undoubtedly a contributory factor to the success of the conference. Cheltenham Racecourse certainly was the perfect choice; our guests really enjoyed the benefits of the spacious venue and ample free car parking facilities and we have received some excellent feedback.

Susie Bradshaw, conference and events manager at Cheltenham Racecourse, says, We are very pleased to have seen the significant increase in bookings from the associations sector this year. Our convenient location and large capacity means we are an ideal choice for associations, who favour venues with plenty of space. The recent boost in bookings is testament to Cheltenham Racecourses position as a key destination for event and conference organisers.

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, tel: 01242 539538, http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/conference-and-events/

0 comments

More from Cotswold Life

Yesterday, 17:13

If you fancy a Christmas offering that’s absolutely ‘Just So’, then head to Cirencester’s Barn Theatre for a musical that has just about everything, says Miles Jarvis

Read more
Yesterday, 11:20

People travel from far and wide to visit the Cotswolds at Christmas. We’ve compiled 24 reasons why you should join them.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:25

We’ve some extraordinary, and inspiring, women in business in the Cotswolds. We talk to 7 female trailblazers in local industry who offer the business advice they’ve lived by

Read more
Yesterday, 14:39

Recorded in the Domesday Book, Bicester has a rich past relating to sheep, horses, leather working, lace making and military. It’s a treat to visit somewhere new, and so it is with a first-time visitor’s perspective this postcard by Tracy Spiers is written...

Read more
Yesterday, 12:47

Ben Miller tells Katie Jarvis why he loves Kemble Station, the New Inn at Coln and the village of Bagenden...and how he still hasn’t met Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Read more
Yesterday, 12:44

Celebrate the other side of Yuletide in the South Gloucestershire village of Marshfield, where on Boxing Day a curious procession from another age can be seen making its way along the High Street...

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29

Get out and enjoy seasonal celebrations with a Cotswold twist

Read more
Yesterday, 10:21

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

Read more
Friday, December 14, 2018

The Cotswolds are abundant with picture perfect locations ideal for a ramble. Gather loved ones, wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with one of these winter walks in the region

Read more
Friday, December 14, 2018

Helping clients through divorce, separation and disputes over children, we talk to 8 divorce lawyers in the Cotswolds

Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Swan Lake. We know the music, we know the iconic imagery of the beautiful ballerina dressed as a swan, but I’m guessing that without reading the libretto in the program, most people don’t know the story. Which is why the audience relies on the dancers to tell us.

Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tom and Louise are being joined by other new academic appointments that have been made as part of the RAU’s £2.5 million initiative to help meet the future needs of the land management and agri-food sectors

Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

“To win this prestigious award is a real compliment to the wider team in Renishaw’s manufacturing services operation, particularly when we consider the achievements of the other excellent shortlisted companies.”

Read more
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stepping up to receive the world’s first MBA Leading Business degrees at the ceremony were Sarah Bryars, Chief Executive of Target; Luke Freeman, Joint Chief Executive of MF Freeman; and Linsey Temple, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search