Formerly the home of Oxford Instruments, in 2002 the property now known as The King’s Centre was bought by Oxfordshire Community Churches to serve as a base for their church and community work. Since that time the property and registered charity has been continually developed and upgraded and now offers Oxford’s largest multipurpose events facility within the city of Oxford.
General Manager at The King’s Centre Karina Hettler commented on what prompted the decision to choose Priava, “As our business has expanded over the last several years we wanted a system that was more in tune with the charity’s goals along with helping to support our future growth.”
Karina continued, “We reviewed a number of solutions on the market but Priava stood out as being the only one to provide all the functionality we were looking for at an affordable price. Through its reporting we hope to be able to measure the usage of spaces, what packages work and also detect any weak-spots, so we can continually track and improve the level of service we are able to provide.”
Over recent years, The King’s Centre Oxford has hosted a wide variety of events for local, national and international organisations, businesses and charities. Its two large halls, which can seat up to 1,000 have hosted talks by leading figures, including the Prime Minister, the Shadow Chancellor, local MPs, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the County, and the Lord Mayor of Oxford.
The driving force behind The King’s Centre business is a community of Churches which is committed to serving the social and physical well-being of the residents of Oxfordshire and beyond. The King’s Centre is therefore used extensively for various types of community outreach, and profits from the Centre go towards funding programmes for local families, the local youth, and the homeless.
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