Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel has been awarded the prestigious ‘Green’ status by the independent healthcare meetings consultancy Compliant Venues in demonstrating their investment in training and the relevance of the conference centres facilities to meetings and events for the healthcare sector.

This year the team at Weetwood Hall went the extra mile by putting forward team members to take part in a Healthcare training course ensuring that the Conference Centre understands the relevant regulatory codes and company policies and has onsite healthcare champions to manage the expectations of this sector.

The awarding body, Compliant Venues, works with healthcare organisations to provide them with venues that meet the specific criteria deemed appropriate for a meeting. Venues across the UK are rigorously assessed and awarded a fitting accreditation which is designed to provide an independent view to healthcare organisations when it comes to venue selection.

Weetwood Hall is the only conference centre and hotel in Leeds that has been awarded the ‘Green’ status which is the highest ranking. Each venue is assessed on six different areas to determine their status, these include; sales and marketing, location, fit for purpose, facilities, service and cost.

Mark Handforth, Director of Compliant Venues said: “Weetwood Hall’s extensive meetings and events facilities provide an authentic conference centre wrapped in a four star product. The venue strives to exceed branded products and with their MIA Gold award has demonstrated tangible steps to deliver a high standard. With a traditional meet, eat and sleep offer, the venue also has many meeting rooms designed for web conferencing and brainstorming sessions.

“A reflection that is principal positioning for meetings and events. Location is a key feature of the hotel with easy access to Leeds Bradford airport and the M1, M62 and A1 road network. With free parking it provides delegates to easily drive to the venue and avoid parking charges.”

Marie Astle, Sales Manager & Healthcare Champion said: “It is a testament to our conference facilities that Weetwood Hall has been awarded this accreditation. We strive to cater for all organisations and their individual needs and are delighted to once again meet those of the healthcare sector. We now have healthcare champions at Weetwood Hall who are trained to liaise directly with healthcare professionals on their requirements for booking conferences.”

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Weetwood Hall awarded top honour in Leeds Hospitality Awards

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel has been awarded the title of ‘Top Team’ in front of hundreds of its peers at the annual Leeds Hotels and Venues Awards, celebrating the work of staff in the hospitality sector.

Weetwood Hall team receiving the award

The winners were announced at a black tie dinner on Thursday, June 27th 2013, with Weetwood Hall seeing off competition from 17 of the City’s other hotels to be crowned the number one team – an award which recognises the Hotel staff’s talent, dedication and commitment to customer service.

The Leeds Hotels and Venues Awards is now in its sixth year and draws together the members of the region’s hospitality sector; ranging from budget through to five-star hotels and venues.

Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “We as a team are very proud of what we have achieved in recent years and this is a further endorsement of the hard work and dedication of the team.

“Everyone has a part to play in the achievement of this accolade and it is a proud moment that we can enjoy and use as a platform for continued success.”

Collectively, the Leeds Hotels and Venues Association (LHVA), which hosts the awards, represents those businesses which provide 5,000 of the City’s bedrooms, employs 3,500 staff and turns over £170 million each year.

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Weetwood Hall acknowledges 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war


Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel, Leeds, is launching its First World War, In retrospect, Conference from 28th July 2014 to 1st August 2014. This is to aknowledge the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The five day conference will cater for residential and non-residential participation, with all accommodation, catering and events included in the conference programme.

The conference sits under Inspirational Conventions & Events – an innovative approach  which Weetwood Hall is taking within its conferencing sector.

The conference has been planned by Dr Peter Liddle, Conference Director and Colonel Alan Roberts, Military Consultant for like-minded enthusiasts and experts to listen, reflect, network and acquire a fresh perspective.

All this and more is to be brought to the delegates at this imaginative conference by a team of talented men and women accustomed to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with audiences from a wide-ranging interest in the First World War.

Peter Chubb, Development Director  for Weetwood Hall says: “I am inspired by what we have achieved in the researching and organising of the extensive programme, quality speakers and events for our 2014 First World War Conference. Working with Dr Liddle and Colonel Roberts has been a most enjoyable  experience.”

The 2014 conference will be the first in a series of annual conferences based upon the First World War to be hosted at Weetwood Hall through to 2018.


For PR enquiries and images please contact: shadi.shadlou@weetwoodco.uk/ 0113 388 5659 or if you have any enquiries on Inspirational Conventions & Events  or the First World War Conference, please contact Peter Chubb, Development Director: peter.chubb@weetwood.co.uk

For more information on the First World War, please visit: www.weetwood.co.uk/firstworldwar


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