2016 venues


Tuesday 7 June

Business Design Centre

52 Upper St, London N1 0QH

The Business Design Centre is London’s most stylish venue, combining the architectural beauty of the former Royal Agricultural Hall with contemporary design.

By train

  • Within 15 minutes walking distance of The Business Design Centre:
  • King’s Cross St Pancras
  • Euston
  • Highbury & Islington

By underground

  • Angel: Northern Line – City Branch (3 mins walk)
  • Highbury & Islington: Victoria line (15 mins walk)
  • Caledonian Road: Piccadilly line (15 mins walk)
  • King’s Cross St Pancras – Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines (15 mins walk)

By bus

Buses stopping at Islington:

  • 4 – Archway to Waterloo / via Holloway
  • 19 – Finsbury Park to Battersea Bridge / via Tottenham Court Road
  • 30 - Hackney Wick to Marble Arch / via King’s Cross
  • 38 – Victoria to Clapton Pond / via Tottenham Court Road
  • 43 – Friern Barnet to London Bridge Station / via Holloway
  • 56 – Whipps Cross to West Smithfield via Barbican
  • 73 – Victoria to Tottenham Court Road via King’s Cross


Upper Street car park is located next to the Business Design Centre with 250 spaces available. To guarantee your parking space, please pre-book by clicking here.


Tuesday 14 June

The Mere

Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ

The Mere Hotel Resort is set in 150 acres of Cheshire parkland and alongside The Mere Lake. The historic main Victorian building inspires feelings of classic charm, accompanied by modern, luxury accommodation and includes a James Braid designed golf course and a luxury spa.

By train:

  • Manchester Piccadilly station (30 mins drive)
  • Manchester Airport station (30 mins drive)
  • Knutsford station (5 mins drive)
  • Stockport station (25 mins drive)
  • Wilmslow station (20 mins drive)

By car:

From the North

  • M6, junction 20 (Lymm junction)
  • A50 towards Macclesfield
  • Straight ahead at the RHS services roundabout
  • Continue for approx. 4 miles
  • At first set of traffic lights and the junction with A556, the entrance to the hotel is straight ahead

From the South

  • M6, junction 19
  • Take A556 towards Altrincham and Manchester Airport
  • Less than one mile on the right is the entrance to the hotel

From Manchester/Stockport

  • M56, junction 7
  • Take A556 filter lane and follow signs for Tatton Park
  • After approximately 2 miles and at the second set of lights, take a sharp left in to the hotel entrance


Free parking on site.

Should you need accommodation for either event, please click here for London or here for Manchester where you can find a list of all nearby hotels.

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What our delegates said...

Well done and thanks for an excellent conference yesterday. The content was useful and thought provoking and the venue and arrangement first class.

Jeremey Taylor, Excel Financial Solutions