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Lane End Conference Centre revenue hits £3.9m in best ever year

And Buckinghamshire conference and events venue is set for a 5 per cent increase in business over next 12 months

Pictured: director of sales and marketing Heni Fourie

Lane End Conference Centre is celebrating the best financial results in its 47-year history with its holding company HTS Management Holdings Ltd reporting a revenue increase of 3.5 per cent to £3.9 million.

And the Buckinghamshire-based conference and events venue’s financial forecast for the next 12 months looks healthy, with a 5 per cent increase in business on the books compared to the same period last year. A 10 per cent increase in enquiries during September has also given the specialist training venue a boost following a year of investment and refurbishment.

“The results are obviously great news for the venue following a period of time where we have actively looked to invest in its future,” said Heni Fourie, director of sales and marketing at Lane End Conference Centre. “Refurbishment and investment across the site as well as the launch of a new-look website has played a part in achieving such a milestone but it is important that we continue to evolve as a multi-purpose venue. We want to keep improving our facilities and services and these end of year results certainly give us the foundation to work from.”

Lane End also recently added an indoor Table Tennis Court adjacent to The Cedar Club, which was opened in 2015. The addition of The Cedar Club Annexe adds to Lane End’s on-site leisure facilities making it an ideal venue for residential conferences and events in close proximity to London.

A strategic investment plan has been running since 2012 which has seen the refurbishment of all the conference facilities, 60 per cent of the bedrooms, investment in broadband and the addition of two new buildings – The Cedar Club and Cedar Club Annexe. A new double height reception building will also be built next year which will conclude the current refurbishment programme. The venue’s new look website was also launched last month.

Fourie added: “While the current refurbishment programme will end in 2017 we are always looking at what we can do next to improve our facilities and services to clients. We believe that investment and refurbishment is integral when maintaining our strong position within the industry.”

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