Samaritans

03/12/18

Yarnfield Park Training & Conference centre plays host to a wide range of events for well known not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

One particular client, the Samaritans, holds its 2 main council events at the venue, along with a range of training events that run throughout the year. The council events welcome around 280 delegates, including members of their board, for the three day residential conferences.

Head of Sales and Marketing at Yarnfield Park, Richard Smith, believes that the success of the venue in attracting charitable and not-for-profit organisations is based on a key set of factors.

“Yarnfield Park has an easy to reach central England location, with great access from the west coast mainline for trains and the M6 for cars. We provide all of the key services so that organisers can build a budget confident that hidden surprises are minimised. Most of our charitable organisers agree an overall per delegate package to include all meeting space, catering, Wi-Fi, technicians, entertainment and accommodation. Finally our industry leading Wi-Fi solution allows organisers to minimise the amount of printed material that needs to be prepared. This can be a major cost saving as well as allowing them to stream keynote speeches online for those members unable to attend the event.”

We’ve also welcomed a series of new charities to the venue for the first time over the last 12 months. They are attracted to use us because of our specialist experience in the sector. Often these conferences may be about a particularly sensitive subject and the delegates and organisers can be confident that our team both understands the need for sensitivity whilst also ensuring that the delegates have a fulfilling time whilst staying with us.