Green Shoots at The Royal Horticultural Halls

29th June 2009

The Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre (RHH) in London has seen a marked increase in new business over the past few months. With many new clients, including the Sustainable Development Commission in July which will be attended by HRH the Prince of Wales, as well as the National Training Awards and the Energy from Biomass and Waste UK (EBWUK) conference and exhibition, the RHH is looking forward to a busy year ahead.

EBWUK is a new event and the first of its kind in the UK – an international conference and exhibition focusing on the UK government's landfill diversion and climate protection goals, looking at how councils and businesses can save money and reduce their carbon footprint with energy from biomass and waste. The Lawrence, Lindley and Conference Centre will play host to this two day event, bringing together over 1000 trade visitors and conference delegates from the UK and overseas. Anyone interested in sustainable waste management and clean energy supply will be made welcome.

Dr. Ines Freesen at EBWUK says: “We were looking for an elegant, professional environment in central London and the Halls proved to be ideal. They are the right size, with all the facilities we need, making it easy for conference delegates to visit the exhibits. The service from the sales and operations teams has been excellent and I would definitely use the Halls again.”

Another new client in 2009 is the InterClimate Network which will be bringing the International Climate Challenge to the Lindley Hall next month. This new project involves hundreds of young people across the UK, Kenya and India who are actively working on projects to positively influence climate change.

Maugie Lyons says: “The economic crisis has seen many events scale down, and small and medium sized venues can really benefit from this. By offering value for money, accessible location, an all-encompassing package and by playing on our strengths, we have attracted new clients and also seen some of those clients renew their contracts for 2010.”