Calling all ‘Green Businesses’ – Why you should use a sustainable meeting room

Nowadays, going ‘green’ is not only good for the environment. It’s also extremely good for business. Green businesses that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability can stand out from competitors, impress like-minded clients and business partners and win more customers with their green image, as well as potentially saving money.

If your business is green-minded, you should definitely consider holding your meetings and conferences in sustainable meeting rooms. This is just another step on the road to becoming an eco-responsible company, but it’s a very important one.

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Not booked your Christmas party yet? Tips on planning a Christmas party at the last minute

It’s not even December, but if you haven’t planned your Christmas party yet – you could have left it a little too late. There is just enough time to squeeze in last minute Christmas parties, but only if you start planning this minute. We’ve put together some handy tips for planning office parties and family Christmas parties with only a few short weeks to go…

First and most importantly – be realistic

If you only have a limited amount of time to plan your Christmas party, you need to be realistic about what you can achieve in that time. Scale down your ambitions a little, reducing the guest list and taming down the extravagant entertainment. Remember that the more you have to do, the harder it will be to achieve last minute. It’s best to scale down your plans and pull off a fantastic party than stretching yourself too thin and having your event be a washout.

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Shop and soak up the festive atmosphere at the German markets in Leeds

Now that November is here, you can legitimately start getting excited about Christmas – after all, there’s only a few short weeks left before the festive period begins.  And what better way to get yourself in the festive mood than to visit the German Christmas markets in Leeds this November and December?

The charmingly titled Christkindelmarkt, which are officially open from November 8th 2014, are something of a tradition in big cities such as Manchester and Leeds. Thousands of people keen to do some Christmas shopping in a rather different atmosphere than a typical retail centre flock to Millennium Square in Leeds every year.

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Banish the Bridezilla in you by planning your wedding early!

Planning a wedding that goes smoothly and doesn’t cause all your hair to fall out with the stress can be difficult, especially if you don’t have much time. In short, the earlier you can start planning your dream day, the better. You could even save money by booking many of the essentials, such as the venue and wedding accommodation, in advance.

When it comes to weddings, there really is no such thing as planning too early. To be on the safe side, ideally you should give yourself roughly 18 months from setting the date to tying the knot.

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Five top things to do with families in Leeds this half-term


Leeds is a fantastic city for families, offering the perfect mix of culture, history and fun in a diverse range of environments. If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this half-term, Leeds is the perfect city to visit – here are five of the best things to do this October:

1.       Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam, a beautiful Tudor-Jacobean house and farms, is a great visit at any time of the year as it offers some of the best children’s activities in Leeds. This half-term, there’s lots to see and do, from a tour of the hidden cellars below the house to Halloweave, a craft event where you can make your own multi-coloured artwork. There’s also gorgeous gardens, sports, tearooms, animals and artwork – so plenty for all the family!

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