Lanarkshire Business Week


February 29th 2016 marked of the beginning of Lanarkshire Business Week. Now in its 5th year the week-long event, which is expected to attract 1,500 people will feature workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities for companies looking to expand their enterprise.

Key events include the region's annual business conference: Lanarkshire Looking Forward; EAT Lanarkshire Business Breakfast which sees the launch of the Lanarkshire Food Map; and the Lanarkshire Business Show which attracts 100 exhibitors and over 500 visitors.

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The week culminates in a glitzy award ceremony on 4 March at Radstone Hotel, Larkhall. The sold out event, which will be hosted by TV personality Kaye Adams, will see around 400 guests come together to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. Businesses of all sizes will be recognised with categories ranging from Family Business Award, Best New Business and Excellence in Customer Service. The John Brinkins Award for Excellence in Tourism has been sponsored by our partner website BeLanarkshire.

Those businesses and individuals looking to host their own large corporate event can find a host of great venues on our website, below are a selection of four of the larger venues in the area:

Motherwell Concert Hall

The biggest of Lanarkshire's venues, Motherwell Concert Hall can host more than 1,000 people for a seated concert. For glitzy corporate events such as the Business Excellence Awards, the venue can deliver seating for up to 440 people. The in-house chefs will create a menu to suit any taste buds and staff are available to provide technical support such as staging, sound and lighting.

Hamilton Park Race Course

Those searching for a venue with a difference need look no further than Hamilton Park Race Course, a regular sponsor of the Business Awards. The unique venue allows organisers to choose between one of nineteen function suites with capacity for up to 300 people in the grandstand or in a luxury marquee which can be constructed on the grounds. Guests are guaranteed comfort in the permanent marquee, The Club Lawn Marquee, which is next to the finish line and has unrivalled views of the races.

AlonA Hotel

Those looking for an event space for up to 450 can host an event under the stars in the glass conservatory at the AlonA Hotel. The unique architecture of the atrium allows guests to take in the surrounding landscape while enjoying four star luxury. The hotel offers a number of packages and provides reduced room rates for all guests attending an event.

Macdonald Crutherland House

Those looking for a large dancefloor can book the spacious ballroom at Macdonald Crutherland House which boasts a bar and reception area and is located just 30 minutes from Glasgow's city centre. For a formal evening meal the ballroom can cater for up to 500 and has excellent garden views. Those who stay the night after the event can benefit not only from the peaceful location but the luxurious spa and pool as well as the double AA rosette winning restaurant.

Check out our website for more information on these great venues and use our handy search function which will show the best venue options to suit your need.

For more information on tools to help grow your business check out the events at Lanarkshire Business Week