Launched in October 2008, the striking interior and versatility of its many spaces has seen Kings Place quickly graduate from an interesting arts venue to one of the most sought after events destinations in Europe.
Winners of ‘Event Space of the Year – Medium’ and ‘Venue Team of the Year’ at the 2013 Event Awards, Kings Place consists of a unique mix of exciting event spaces which add personality to every event and it has become the go-to venue for some of the world’s biggest brands. The venue has been designed to provide the most advanced technical support for today’s demanding conferencing requirements. To ensure that every event is a great success its team of expert technicians will support clients with anything they need, from HD recording, to live online streaming.
The first class catering at Kings Place is produced by Green & Fortune, an independent and owner-operated company that are totally focused on delivering quality at every level. Made up of three award-winning brands: Rotunda Bar, Restaurant and Private Dining, Green & Fortune Café and Kings Place Events, Green & Fortune has been honoured with ‘Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year’ at the inaugural 2013 Foodservice Catey awards.
Business Development Director at Kings Place Events, Lucy Wright explains, “In the past, the events team had, with the exception of a diary management system, relied wholly on a manual approach to booking and managing events, using Word and Excel. The team are now managing over 300 events a year and this process was becoming extremely time-consuming and inefficient. Information had to be entered multiple times and invoicing was long-winded, not to mention the potential for human error that could inevitably occur. At the same time, it was difficult to produce any meaningful reporting to the board measuring and analysing different areas such as the reasons why we were winning or losing opportunities.”
Around two years ago the venue started to look at some alternative solutions including Events Perfect, but at this time they could not find a solution that would best meet their needs.