Insider South West come to Truro

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Jessica

The Business Space Truro hosted Insider’s South West Invest in Cornwall Breakfast Conference on 28th March hosting over 100 delegates.

Although Cornwall is well placed for economic growth, is ranked among the top in the county for quality of life and has secured European funding to help drive the economy forward, challenges do still remain. The Insider breakfast analysed how Cornwall should play to its strengths to attract inward investment and foster business growth, as well as the infrastructure projects that will make a difference to the long term regeneration of the County. Speakers included Amarjit Basi (CEO & Principal of The Cornwall College Group), Mike Carr (MD at Pendennis Shipyward), Michael Beadel (Chairman of Stephens Scown) and Jenny Milligan (Commissioning and Partnership Manager at Cornwall Council).

Three months before the event, The Business Space Truro started to work with Insider South West organisers to ensure a great event was held, meeting the expectations and most importantly keeping all delegates happy on the day.

As it was a large conference it was important the acoustics were just right. Utilising over 116 sq. metres of floor space with 100 delegates expected, the challenge for The Business Space was to ensure that the key speakers could be seen and heard clearly. A local AV technician was hired, who provided lapel mics, a roving mic, a lectern with mic and a full p.a system. The Business Space events team also ensured that the panel of key speakers were sat on high chairs to ensure they were seen by the whole audience.

The Business Space Truro Manager, Jessica Burrows, said: “We worked closely with our caterers to ensure that each delegate had a range of breakfast options, catering for all dietary requirements from hot bacon rolls to fresh fruit for vegan eaters. The venue is flexible on opening hours and we met the client the night before to allow them to set up for the event in good time, also allowing our IT technician to test the sound system. We then arrived at 6am to open the venue and start preparations for delegate arrival at 7.30am. Delegate and client feedback was overwhelmingly positive and demonstrated the flexibility of the space at The Business Space Truro to cater for large conferences.”

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