Food can make all the difference to the success of an event and our team of award-winning chefs are able to produce everything from a small finger buffet to a full banquet menu.
Thank you for hosting our GB & Key Partner Forum and for organising the refreshments and lunch it was a great success. We very much look forward to using you facilities in the future.
Gill Keddie, Sport England
Many thanks for your team who made our annual dinner such a success. Everyone enjoyed the occasion and they complemented you and your team for your efficiency and high standard of cuisine. Thank you again. If entrusted with organising next year’s dinner, I would like to think I could co-ordinate with you in a similar fashion.
Dr Peter J Palmer, Chairman, the Leeds & Bradford branch of the Oxford University Society
A huge thank you to MEETinLEEDS delivering such a great conference!
I enjoyed working with you very much, and I'm really happy with how smoothly & professionally our event was run. Perfect!
Thank you for making out event such a huge success. The planning of the event was made really easy by your professional Sales & Marketing Team who were always happy to help.
The venue was perfect for us and looked incredible and the food was beautiful with a fantastic choice available and excellent service.
We would definitely hope to hold any of our future events at the Refectory.
Thank you from the Estates & Facilities Directorate at St James's Hospital
Karen Beilby, PA to Assistant Director of Facilities and Senior HR Manager, Estates & Facilities, St James's Hospital
The dinner was excellent and the service very professional and discreet – it was a lovely end to what had been a successful day.
Alison Suckall, Leeds Social Sciences Institute
The concept of sitting at a dining table whilst listening to the songs in a concert hall was totally unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable. The food was excellent, very well prepared and good value for our money (much better and more than the billed 'light supper' suggested)...
...The 'listen while you dine' format worked wonderfully well, and I very much hope that it is repeated (often!). Big congratulations to everyone concerned with the arrangements, the catering and of course the performance.
Jillian Johnson MBE, Artistic Director, International Concert Series, Leeds University School of Music
Every year, the Leeds University conference and events team provide us with a brilliant service when we hold our graduation ceremony. The venue is good value for money and the team are extremely helpful – nothing is ever too much trouble and the level of support we receive helps us to ensure one of our flagship events always runs smoothly. I can’t sing their praises highly enough.
Zoe Ward, Marketing Events Officer, Leeds City College
The lovely ladies in Parkinson Court were so accommodating at the recent Graduate Jobs and Internship Fair. Their welcoming smiles and excellent customer service skills really made the day.
Glenys Hastings, Employer Liaison Manager, University of Leeds Careers Centre
On the day, we had a "full house" of 47 trainee Orthopaedic Surgeons sitting the exam. It would have been impossible for me, on my own, to have logged in all the PC's at the same time as recording the doctors' names on my register. The UKITE exam is an important national event, so I was a bit concerned about everything going to plan etc., but I needn't have worried - I found the I.T. Support staff extremely helpful. As a result, it all went very smoothly, and I did in fact receive a message from one of our doctors to thank me for how organised it all was!
Mandy Sedler, Admin. Coordinator - Medical Education, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Thanks again for everything ICFS10!!!!!!!!!
Daniel Parsons, Professor in Process Sedimentology, University of Hull
Thank you for working so hard and helping to create an excellent, memorable and well-run conference. It really was one of the best organized i have ever attended. Thanks again for all your hard work. It paid off.
Douglas J. Jerolmack, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
We will not hesitate to contact you again should we be planning such a big event. Many thanks for your help and support.
Pat Hart, Cardiovascular Research
Thank you for all your help with the bookings and catering for the 3rd University of Leeds Student Education Conference. I am pleased to tell you that we had our best attendance yet of 447 delegates and the feedback has been excellent! I would just like to say a big thank you to you and your team for the smooth running and professional service before and on the day. It really does make all the difference.
Rebecca Shaw, Learning & Teaching Support Officer, Student Opportunity and Enhancement, University of Leeds
I just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for all of your help, advice, time and general conference wisdom over the last few months, especially the last two days. The conference would seem to have been a success, in no small part to the role of you and your team. I will be recommending you to anyone who asks and anyone who doesn’t!
Dr Mark Davis, Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Bauman Institute
What are the benefits of the University’s conference management services? “Peace of mind, attention to detail, professional competency and knowledge, impressive and welcoming front to delegates, financial and accounting proficiency and the ability to answer the variety of questions posed by delegates
Robin Le Poidevin, School of Philosophy
It is no exaggeration to say that the use of the University’s Conference Management Service… proved vital to the success of the event. Many plaudits were received from delegates both during the conference and subsequently.
Clive Upton, Professor of Modern English Language
Everyone has commented on what a great year this year at Leeds has been…... I don't think I could fault anything!!
Kirsty Young, AOUK
Storm Jameson Court was of the highest standard that I have personally seen in University halls...
Ian Draper, European Work Hazards Network
Please pass on our congratulations to your Catering Team, we had so many compliments about the lunch, I lost count! We have never had such imaginative and beautifully crafted sandwiches served at any of our events – ever!
Alison Williams, The Fairtrade Foundation
"Thanks for all your help and support for our conference which has been largely successful. It turned into an international conference in the end, with people coming from Australia and the US to participate, and it seems everybody enjoyed it."
Dr Natalia Gerodetti, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
“Thanks to you and the team who provided the service for our event. It went a long way to making our event a success and we had a number of complementary comments on the excellent standard of the cuisine. Already you have got us thinking about our next event. It was excellent."
Trevor Lambourne, Dept of Colour & Polymer Chemistry
“Thanks for organising our recent courses at Ellerslie Hall. The staff were extremely helpful and polite, it was a refreshing change!”
Catherine McConnell, Conservative Group Office
“I would like to thank you and your colleagues for making the conference so successful. The catering was perfect, the delegates were relaxed and comfortable and everyone was impressed by the Hall and surroundings. Thank you for making our visit a very memorable and successful one”
Elizabeth Connolly, Coventry University
"When there is a commercial need to introduce a business or industry to the University our experience shows this is best done on campus through University House. It provides a quality service, great cuisine and an experience customers will cherish and remember."
David Williams, Dept. of Colour & Polymer Chemistry
The facilities were fantastic and the support we received from staff at the Hall of Residence was second to none. Not one person has uttered a word of complaint - testament in itself!
Jim Chapman, North Rugby Youth U18
On behalf of all of us 'Ladies' who attended our Christmas Coffee Morning yesterday may I say a big THANK-YOU to you and all the staff at Devonshire who helped make it such a success. You are all so patient, kind and super-efficient. Yummee cakes, too!
Gillian Andrews, Secretary to the University of Leeds Ladies' Club
“Amazing, flawless conference organisation. Glad we chose MEETinLEEDS for our #ICFS10 venue."
Phil Ashworth, Univ. of Brighton, Director of Research and Development (July 2013)
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