Telford and Shropshire bureau predicts business tourism boost

Telford & Shropshire Conferences is forecasting that a £250m investment in Telford town centre will attract more business tourism to the area.

Telford and Shropshire Conferences
Telford and Shropshire Conferences

Plans to develop a new leisure hub in Telford over the next five years are expected to win approval early next year.

Telford & Shropshire Conferences, the area's convention bureau, is working with public-sector organisations and private investors to ensure the development will boost the area's conference credentials.

Telford & Shropshire Conferences business tourism manager Sarah Bird said: "Telford and Shropshire is already a great destination but we are constantly improving. The latest plans will bring added value and a welcome enhancement to our culture, dining and shopping scene, making it the perfect entertainment destination for after-conference fun.

"More than £100m in private investment has already been ploughed into the area in the past five years, with new venues, attractions and new infrastructure. With another multi-million pound injection, confidence in the tourism sector has never been higher."

 

 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

Case study: Android's Partner Summit in Berlin

Case study: Android's Partner Summit in Berlin

Agency Wonder brought the tech giant's new branding to life in a former techno club in the German capital.

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Senior industry figures argue that the lack of confirmed date risks losing major business to international competitors.

LIVE UPDATES: Canada extends quarantine requirement to 31 August

LIVE UPDATES: Canada extends quarantine requirement to 31 August

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

'It's great to be involved in the planning but onsite is where you really learn'

'It's great to be involved in the planning but onsite is where you really learn'

A-List 2020: Sarah Potts is an events project manager at BI Worldwide.

5 ways to make a powerful connection with your audience

5 ways to make a powerful connection with your audience

Engagement is all about creating a strong emotional response in a person, says Clive's Olly Adams.

Diversity Ally launches consultancy service for the events industry

Diversity Ally launches consultancy service for the events industry

The new consultancy and membership organisation will help MICE businesses become more diverse and inclusive.

'It's how you learn from mistakes that's important'

'It's how you learn from mistakes that's important'

A-List 2020: Tom Bryant, senior sales manager at GOTO Events.

RSVP podcast Ep5: chain smokers, spirituality and becoming unstitched

RSVP podcast Ep5: chain smokers, spirituality and becoming unstitched

This week's special guest is Scott Cullather, co-founder and chief executive officer of INVNT.

‘The events industry is down but not out’

‘The events industry is down but not out’

Managing director of UFI says the future will bring a better balance of digital meetings with face-to-face interactions.

'Having a mentor is invaluable'

'Having a mentor is invaluable'

A-List 2020: Loren Wilson is a producer at Aspect.