De Vere Venues

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Sale of De Vere Venues

I found myself on the list of invitees to the De Vere Venues VIP show round and so asked a few World Food in London subscribers to also attend. I thought it was a good evening for networking in terms of meeting key staff in administration, travel and tourism membership organisations and those in the recruitment sector; great contacts to have really.

De Vere Venues in Canary Wharf

The venue we were invited to in Canary Wharf was grand with very well presented conference and meeting rooms at what I was told is affordable prices etc. The Events Manager who showcased the venue was informative and keen to talk about the building in which she has only been an administrative assistant but was recently promoted to be an events organiser.

De Vere Goody Bag

I loved the content of the goody bag, ie a Mulled Wine kit with all the ingredients needed to make the wine which they offered to all who attended. I will definitely use the restaurant again, especially after taking part in their cocktail training session; I certainly learned a trick or two about shaking and stirring cocktails.

Update on the sale of De Vere Venues

According to The Caterer magazine apparently De Vere is selling off some of its hotels and venues:
https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/350724/chief-executive-of-de-vere-group-confirms-impending-sale-of-core-businesses