3 quick and easy (and fun!) team-building activities

22 January 2016


Great teamwork is often paramount to running a successful business or organisation. It improves morale, creates trust and can even develop problem-solving skills. With an endless list of activities to choose from, it's difficult to know where to begin when given the responsibility of planning a team-building event. So we've put together a quick guide of some of our favourites that we often see here at Yarnfield Park, a national training centre in Staffordshire.

Help! How do I plan a conference?

07 January 2016

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A great conference can have a fantastic atmosphere – A group of people sharing the same passion, all excited at the prospect of an event full of new ideas, inspirational speakers and the opportunity to learn. The end result is delegates leave the event full of motivation and enthusiasm to take back to their workplace (most of the time!).

But organising a conference can be a tricky task! So we've put together a few handy tips to help you get the most out of your event and to avoid conference-related stress.

6 tips to help your business exhibit effectively at your next industry exhibition

16 November 2015

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Whether exhibiting at a large national training centre or a smaller venue, we know that exhibitions can provide excellent opportunities to get leads, build business relationships and even make sales. But how should businesses ensure that they get the most out of an exhibition?

Commercial Sales Executive Vacancy at Yarnfield Park

28 October 2015

Yarnfield Park is looking for a Commercial Sales Executive to join its successful sales team. The role will focus on securing new conference and training events as well as handling incoming sales enquiries. Please click on this link …. for more details.

Plan your Christmas event like a professional with these free online tools

09 October 2015

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Occasionally, the planning of the office Christmas event is left to someone who has very little or no previous experience of organising it. So we've put together some handy hints and tips that will help you plan your event seamlessly. Whether your event takes place in a large national training centre like Yarnfield Park, or a smaller setting, these tools will help!

Yarnfield Park opens newly refurbished bar as part of multi-million £ investment programme

02 October 2015

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Yarnfield Park, one of the UK’s largest residential national training centres, has confirmed that its £2.75m programme of investment is now underway. The venue which has seen significant growth in its training and conference business over the last 4 years is upgrading all areas of its business, from the bar and restaurant through to its accommodation and event space. 

How to use Twitter to engage attendees at your next training event

14 September 2015

National training centre or in-house – use Twitter!

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Whether your event is held at a National Training Centre or within your organisation's facilities, using Twitter to engage with attendees before, during and after can provide exciting insights, all in real-time. These insights can be used to improve future training events, or simply understand how attendees are benefitting from them. There's no doubt that using Twitter during an event can create a real buzz if people are encouraged to join in and create conversations.

Fam Weekend is a Roaring Success

14 August 2015

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On the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of August, we held our 2nd annual Fam Trip for our conference booking agents and their families. The weekend is used to showcase the venue, and gives us the opportunity to update the agents on any new initiatives or news that they can share with potential clients. In the conference and event industry this kind of event is normally held just for the agents themselves, however at Yarnfield Park, we like to go all out and invite their families too.

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About Yarnfield Park

At Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, in the Midlands, we work with companies from a diverse range of business sectors to help them achieve their conference, training and development goals. We offer one of the fastest free dedicated Internet and WiFi solutions within a training and conference centre in the UK.

Situated in the Midlands, our training and conference centre’s central location is accessible from all over the UK via the region’s excellent transport links.

We have over 32 flexible meeting spaces, from large theatres for 450 delegates to vast outdoor space ideal for team building. We have a successful track record in delivering residential and non-residential conference and training programmes for associations, government and corporate clients.

Tel: 01785 762900