It is estimated that there are over 11,000 conference centres in the UK, so locating and selecting a suitable venue can be daunting and extremely time consuming. The listing at the bottom of this section provides a nationwide index of regional conference bureaus, which provide information on venues within their respective areas/regions, including audience capacities, catering and hotel details, travel and transport information/arrangements and, in most cases, a full conference support service covering equipment hire, translators, interpreters, etc.

In addition, organisers, Event-X, offer a free venue-finding service. Once they have the specification (location, requirements of the event, likely numbers, venue budget) they guarantee within 24 hours to have at least 3 or 4 options for consideration.

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Construction Industry Venues

For construction industry events where success is dependent on a high turnout of specifiers or other industry professionals, it can prove advantageous in encouraging turnout if a known industry venue is selected, such as that of a leading institution or trade body.

Details of high-profile construction industry organisations offering commercial conferencing/meeting services at their own premises are given here:

Building Centre
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7692 6207
Email: office@buildingcentre.co.uk
Web: https://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/

Building Research Establishment
Watford
Tel: +44 (0) 333 321 8811
Email: events@bre.co.uk
Web: https://www.bre.co.uk/

Construction Industry Council (at Building Centre)
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 7400
Email: enquiries@cic.org.uk
Web: http://cic.org.uk/services/room-hire.php

Construction Industry Research and Information Association
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300
Email: nipa.patel@ciria.org
Web: https://www.ciria.org/CIRIA/Events/Venue_hire/Events/Venue_hire.aspx

Federation of Master Builders
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7025 2900
Email: facilities@fmb.org.uk
Web: https://www.fmb.org.uk/about-the-fmb/meeting-rooms-for-hire-in-holborn-ec1/

Institution of Engineering & Technology
London and Birmingham
Tel: +44 (0) 1438 313311
Email: postmaster@theiet.org
Web: https://www.ietvenues.co.uk/

National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJCECI)
London
Tel:+44 (0) 207 734 0244
Email: enquiries@njceci.org.uk
Web: https://www.njceci.org.uk/

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7307 3888
Email: Via website
Web: https://www.architecture.com/riba-venue-hire

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – North
Liverpool
Tel: +44 (0) 151 703 0107
Email: RIBANorthVenues@riba.org
Web: https://www.architecture.com/contact-and-visit/riba-north/venue-hire

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
London
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7334 3875
Email: venues@rics.org
Web: http://www.parliamentsquare.org/

Regional Venue-Finding Agencies

Company

Tel

Email

BH Live (Bournemouth)

+44 (0) 1202 055557

business@bhlive.org.uk

Conference Leeds (covers Leeds & Bradford)

+44 (0) 113 378 1183

info@conference-leeds.com

Conference Maidstone

+44 (0) 1622 602485

info@conferencemaidstone.com

Conference Plymouth

+44 (0) 1752 522273

Via website

Conferencing Cheshire

+44 (0) 1244 405600

a.shacklady@marketingcheshire.co.uk

Convention Edinburgh

+44 (0) 131 473 3666

conferences@conventionedinburgh.com

Convention Scotland

+44 (0) 131 472 2405

neil.brownlee@visitscotland.com

Destination Southampton Ltd

+44 (0) 345 226 9944

Shirley@destinationsouthampton.com

Discover Telford

+44 (0) 1952 380641

discovertelford@telford.gov.uk

Discover Yorkshire Coast Conferences

+44 (0) 1723 384368

dycconferences@scarborough.gov.uk

Enterprise Network in Swindon & Wiltshire

+44 (0) 1264 848311

info@theenterprisenetwork.co.uk

Glasgow City Convention Bureau

+44 (0) 141 566 0800

conventions@glasgowcitymarketingbureau.com

Go North Wales

+44 (0) 1492 531731

Via website

Leicestershire Conferences

+44 (0) 116 299 6666

conferences@GoLeicestershire.com

Liverpool Convention Bureau

+44 (0) 151 600 2987

conferences@marketingliverpool.co.uk

London & Partners

+44 (0) 20 3051 8884

Via website

Marketing Lancashire

+44 (0) 1772 426450

enquiries@marketinglancashire.com

Meet Birmingham

+44 (0) 121 202 5151

bcb.conferencesales@marketingbirmingham.com

Meet in Cardiff

+44 (0) 29 2087 2092

hello@meetincardiff.com

Meet In Ireland (includes Northern Ireland & the Republic)

+353 (0) 1 884 7134

azeta.seery@failteireland.ie

Meet in Manchester

+44 (0) 161 238 4597

conference@visitmanchester.com

Meet Lincoln & Lincolnshire

+44 (0) 1522 842713

info@meetlincoln.co.uk

Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau

+44 (0) 191 440 5757

conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk

Show Me Wales

+44 (0) 1654 702653

info@mwtcymru.co.uk

Staffordshire/Stoke-on-Trent Conference Bureau

+44 (0) 1782 232076

conference@stoke.gov.uk

Visit Bath

+44 (0) 844 847 5256

tourism@bathtourism.co.uk

Visit Belfast

+44 (0) 28 9023 9026

deborahswain@visitbelfast.com

Visit Brighton

+44 (0) 1273 292606

Via website

Visit Bristol

+44 (0) 117 946 2200

conference@destinationbristol.co.uk

Visit Cambridge

+44 (0) 1223 791500

info@visitcambridge.org

Visit Derry

+44 (0) 28 7126 7284

info@visitderry.com

Visit England

+44 (0) 20 7578 1400

Via website

Visit Hull & East Yorkshire

+44 (0) 1482 391535

conference.bureau@vhey.co.uk

Visit Peak District & Derbyshire

+44 (0) 1246 212924

Via website

Visit Peterborough

+44 (0) 1733 452336

Via website

Visit Surrey

+44 (0) 1483 444333

Via website

Visit Swansea Bay

+44 (0)1792 635208

tonia.thomas@swansea.gov.uk

Visit York 4 Meetings

+44 (0) 1904 554653

conference@visityork.org

See also:  Conference Organisers

Construction Industry Conference Venue-Finding Agencies

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