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on Corporate Hospitality…

Posted on Wed-07-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

A few months before the London 2012 Olympics a Key Note press release announced that the UK Corporate Hospitality Market fell by 2.5% to 1.b billion between 2007 and 2011. However, the same press release remained hopeful about the market’s ability to gradually recover in the aftermath of the Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. […]

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thestudio 1, 2, 3…

Posted on Wed-07-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

This year has been a great one so far with lots of good news for our growth and development plans. Our business has grown with the opening of a new floor in Birmingham and now we’re exploring expanding our venue in Manchester so that we can accommodate many different size events. The expansion of the […]

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3 reasons to order brain friendly food for your delegates…

Posted on Thu-06-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

There’s been a lot of debate regarding the link between our brains and food. The food we eat influences our brain.  Refined sugars give an energy boost but after a short while they cause drowsiness, proteins keep us active longer and the right mix of carbs (sugars), protein and fat benefits our health; and it’s not just us saying that. It’s science! […]

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the root of our values…

Posted on Fri-05-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

A few weeks ago we received our first negative comment on a social media channel. That was quite a shock and we were genuinely gutted about the situation. We responded promptly and everything was handled bearing in mind our Customer First mission statement.

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the social media game…

Posted on Tue-04-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

Had an interesting read this week about social media and content on the Event Magazine’s blog and it got me thinking about content and our business.  Thestudio’s mission statement is customer first and everything revolves around our customers’ experience. Since the explosion of the social media we too have joined in the millions that are […]

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T is for Team…

Posted on Tue-04-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

In the good spirit of team building, thestudio team away day was organised this year, unlike the previous years, in March instead of January. No more bitterly cold days, fresh air and spring all around…or so we thought. The weather, however, didn’t bring spirits down and at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning we were […]

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#CONFEX2013…

Posted on Thu-03-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

It’s been a week since International CONFEX (19th – 21st March) in London closed its doors. How time flies in the world of events! It seems only yesterday we were unwrapping our Christmas gifts and now we’re slowly wrapping up the month of March! It’s funny that in a world based on people contact you really […]

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thestudio… 5 tips for hiring a space for events…

Posted on Wed-03-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

Sourcing a venue is no easy task and even more so in Birmingham or Manchester where you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a venue. After finding the venue, hiring the right room for your event is just as important to make a good impression on your delegates. Here are a few tips […]

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another week packed with joy at the studio…

Posted on Tue-02-2013 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

It’s the seventh week of the year and this year thestudio will celebrate its 7th Birthday. Until then we’ve still got some other celebrating to do. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail which is what we’re set on carrying out everyday here at thestudio. This week you’ll […]

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six six six…

Posted on Tue-10-2012 by Lawrence Cairns-Smith

Ok so about the number 6! Who can tell me what comes in sixes? Here is my brief list from a short investigation (Thanks Google!) Strings on a Guitar Eggs in a carton Legs on an Insect Sextuplets Feet in a Fathom Days to create the world (apparently!) Feet under when you get buried Sides […]

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