The Need: MathsJam is a weekend conference for self-confessed maths enthusiasts, which takes place annually and brings together a wide range of people who enjoy puzzles and games, and finding the connections between them.

The event is organised by Dr Colin Wright and brings together the MathsJam groups from across the UK who meet on a monthly basis throughout the year. The event runs from Friday to Sunday.

The venue had to be cost effective, flexible and be able to tailor the service to fit their unusual requirements along with a location that was easily accessible to attract attendees from around the UK.

The Solution: The Knighton Suite is the largest function room at Yarnfield Park, and was identified by the venue’s experienced conference and events team as being the ideal space for the event.

Measuring 19m in length and 14m in width, the Knighton Suite set up was perfectly suited for the MathsJam conference.

The tailored package also incorporated overnight accommodation for up to 130 guests, who were able to enjoy large open spaces and free flowing coffee and tea along with their conference dinner and entertainment.

The Outcome: Yarnfield Park was chosen to host the MathsJam annual conference due to its flexible approach, cost effective options and central location with convenient access to transport links.

MathsJam were impressed with the responsive and accommodating service, both before and during the annual conference describing it as ‘an excellent weekend’. As important was the feedback received by MathsJam from delegates, who rated it as a fun, refreshing and stimulating conference in a comfortable and relaxed environment

As a conference destination, Yarnfield Park was able to grant everything on the MathsJam wish list.

“Although our requirements are unusual and our organisation non-typical, we found the staff at Yarnfield willing and able to work with us to make our event a success. Their willingness to adapt and their flexibility made them a pleasure to work with, and we will certainly be returning.” DR Colin Wright, MathsJam