The University of Bradford has launched brand new accommodation and dining services for events at Heaton Mount, part of its School of Management campus.
The new facilities are housed in the impressive 19th century Italianate Mansion, set in nine acres of parkland in the grounds of Heaton Mount, based in the north of Bradford and overlooking Lister Park. The refurbishment work has brought the building into the 21st century, with 42 guest rooms and new family and Garden dining rooms retaining period features and a boutique hotel feel.
The University of Bradford, in partnership with Conference Leeds, have made it their express intention to work to increase the profile of the district of Bradford. Professional organisations and societies are being encouraged consider it the destination of their next major members event.
Guests are offered an exclusive service and a one stop shop for all of their event needs. Already the facilities are proving popular for wedding, private parties and business occasions. It is felt that the scheme will draw new business to the area, and impress guests with the high-end conferencing and events offer provided by Sodexo.
Clare Williams, Sales Manager for Sodexo based at Heaton Mount said: “I am delighted with our refurbishment and feel we have the competitive edge over other venues in Bradford. Our team are focused on giving traditional, high class customer service, which is sometimes lacking from city centre hotels. With our new luxury product, exceptional service and quality catering our venue offers something ‘different’ for conferences, events and weddings in the West Yorkshire area. We were Bradford’s best kept secret, by next year we hope to be one of its top venues!”
Amanda Kirby, on behalf of Bradford Women’s Business Group said: “The October meeting of Bradford Women’s Business Group was held at Heaton Mount. The lunch for attendees was delicious, and for our group it was fantastic to see such a great attendance to this event and a number of new members and guests. This sometime hidden gem is coming into its own, combining the best of old and new.”
Notes to Editors
The Heaton estate was built between 1870 and 1920 and has been a designated conservation area since 1981. Heaton Mount was built for stuff merchant Robert Kell in 1864, and was the first house to be built on the estate lands.
Facilities include the latest IT and audio visual equipment within elegant period surroundings of an Italianate mansion. The main house and its extensive gardens are ideal for relaxing and entertaining whilst the adjoining facilities at the School of Management offer state of the art teaching suites and lecture theatres.
Equipment hire and full IT support are included in the rates along with complimentary Wi-Fi access and delegate car parking of 100 spaces on-site.
For more information please visit: http://www.heatonmount.com
School of Management
The School of Management is one of Europe’s leading full-service business schools, offering exceptional programmes in business, management and law, from our state of the art, recently redeveloped campus.
Postgraduate programmes offered regularly feature in league table rankings such as the Financial Times – where both our Executive MBA programmes and Master’s programmes rank 1st in the north of England. Undergraduate programmes have recently been rated at 93% satisfaction – the highest in the region – and overall the School is ranked 9th in the UK by the Financial Times.
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