RIBA Venues in the news
RIBA Venues appoints new Head of Venues
RIBA Venues today announces the appointment of a new Head of Venues.
Moya Maxwell joins the RIBA Venues team from the Royal Opera House where she worked as Head of Commercial Programming. Moya brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having worked in the events industry for over 20 years. Her other experience includes roles at St James Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and work as Chairman of Unique Venues of London.
Moya’s role at RIBA Venues will see her leading and developing the venue and events teams to ensure they continue to increase their commercial contribution to the charity and fulfil their public and cultural remit to encourage more people to engage with and explore architecture.
Moya comments on her new role: “I am delighted to have joined such a unique and prestigious venue. I hope to build on the success of winning Best Conference Centre at the 2016 Conference Awards by further developing our conference and events offering in a way that highlights the unique asset of this beautiful art deco building.”
RIBA Venues Sales and Marketing Manager Kirsten Kruls adds: “We are excited to welcome Moya on board. With her vast experience in the meeting and events sector, I’m sure she will continue to develop RIBA Venues reputation as one of the leading conference and events venues in London.” ( January 2017)
RIBA Venues to offer ‘super drink’ tree water to delegates
RIBA Venues today announces it is working with a new supplier to offer pioneer birch, bamboo and maple water, the latest drinks craze to hit the UK, to delegates.
The venue is working with supplier Sibberi to offer the waters which are harvested from the trees by tapping the trunks during spring thaw. The drinks are packed with electrolytes and are believed to boost hydration. They have been used for centuries in China, the Nordics and Russia and are believed to have several medicinal properties.
The water has been said to be much like a diet coconut water, but whereas coconut water has a high sugar and calorie content, tree waters contain four times less calories and Xylitol which is a natural zero calorie sweetener.
The waters are part of RIBA Venues’ new Water Menu, with eight different waters on offer, to keep delegates hydrated and increase energy levels and brain functions throughout the day.
RIBA Venues Head of Venues, Stephanie Ellrott, says: “We were attracted to Sibberi’s range of tree waters because they are simply bottled tree sap with nothing added and have so many health benefits. As a forward thinking venue, with healthy food and drinks concepts at our core, we are always looking for new ways to offer something different to visitors. We are sure our customers are going to be as excited about the water as we are.” (August 2016)
And the winner is… RIBA Venues!
On Friday 1st July, over 600 event professionals came together at the Conference Awards 2016 lunch at Tabacco Dock and were entertained by co-host Stephen K Amos and Pippa Evans. The awards which recognise and reward excellence in the events industry within the UK were presented across 21 categories following a rigorous judging process.
RIBA Venues was voted the “Best UK Conference Venue for 300 to 900 delegates” fighting off strong competition from the BMA House, Business Design Centre, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Emirates Stadium, Olympia London Conference Centre, Pullman, London St Pancras, Whittlebury Hall Conference, and the Training Centre and Hotel.
The judges picked RIBA Venues, with its conference facilities and auditorium for up to 400 delegates, due to our impressive approach and strong commitment to customer service and flexible food concepts.
Stephanie Ellrott, Head of Venues, said: “We are over the moon to have won this national recognised award, what a huge achievement. Receiving such a prestigious industry award is a great tribute to our team’s hard work and dedication in providing an award winning experience to our clients.” (July 2016)