We’re proud to announce that we’ve started Lane End Conference Centre’s 50th year in business on a high.
Our venue – the UK’s first purpose-built conference centre - finished 2018 celebrating a 69 percent increase in referrals and a five percent increase in revenue.
Now, our team is gearing up to mark Lane End’s Golden Anniversary milestone with a year-long programme of showcase events and celebrations with our customers, agents and staff.
Mike Gough, director of operations, said: “We’re extremely proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary – an impressive milestone in the history of our business.
“The industry has changed so much in the last half-a-century, with huge enhancements in technology and the wants and needs of delegates evolving dramatically, from how they want to book conference and events space through to the extra touches that make their experience special.
“At Lane End we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game when it comes to what our customers want and that’s been evident in our 2018 achievements.
“Last year saw us attract repeat business from 72 percent of our customer base – an increase on the previous year and great recognition of the work our team puts into delivering top quality conferences and events.”
Lane End Conference Centre first opened in 1969 as the ‘Wycombe Centre for Management Studies’.
The site initially comprised of two buildings – Wycombe Hall and Wycombe Court – before expanding in 1979 to open Wycombe Lodge – the largest and most private residential building.
Over the decades the property has expanded further to offer amenities including a nine-hole golf complex, a sports complex, a 140m2 outdoor team-building area and fitness trail.
In the 1990s, it became the first venue to install specialised large projectors in its training rooms.
And, following a rebrand in 2005 and major refurbishment work in 2011, the site now houses 32 conference spaces and meeting rooms, as well as 111 en-suite bedrooms.
This year, the team is set to roll out a year-long programme of activities and events in recognition of the venue’s Golden Anniversary year.
Mike added: “We’ve changed dramatically as a venue over the years and so, having reached our Golden Anniversary in business, we’re looking forward to marking this milestone by bringing together our customers, agents and employees.
“It’s a great chance to reflect on how far we’ve come and look ahead at what the future could hold for the meetings and events industry.”
Located in Buckinghamshire, Lane End Conference Centre is conveniently located a short drive from London Heathrow Airport - 23 miles from Terminal 5.
We’re proud to be a member of both IACC and Venues of Excellence and hold a number of prestigious accreditations including AIM - which recognises quality in venues and service - and the Healthcare accreditation from Compliant Venues.