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Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Wyboston Lakes Resort reports record results with strong outlook for 2023

Wyboston Lakes Resorts has delivered a record six months of Meetings and Events business for the first half of 2022, despite restrictions around events in January and February following the Omicron outbreak.

Business on the books at the six-month point is up by 47% on 2019 with a solid base already in place for 2023.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort promotes Simon McMahon to Director of Operations

Wyboston Lakes Resort has promoted Simon McMahon to the position of Director of Operations. He will oversee all the assets at the 400-bedroom Resort, including the recently refurbished Waterfront Hotel, Y Spa, 18-hole golf course and 60,000 sq ft of serviced offices.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort sees demand for events surge for 2022, well ahead of pre-pandemic years

Bookings for conferences, meetings and training events at Wyboston Lakes Resort for 2022 are currently over 140% ahead of 2019, alongside a record number of large events from leading pharmaceutical companies taking place this Autumn.

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Platinum Award recognises Wyboston Lakes Resort’s sustainability efforts

Wyboston Lakes Resort has gained official recognition for its continuing extensive efforts to operate sustainably by achieving the EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award, after reaching the Gold level last year.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort awarded ‘world class’ status by Best Companies

Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has been awarded a 3-star accreditation for the second time by Best Companies, based on employee feedback. This means the venue is considered a ‘world class’ employer in terms of employee engagement.

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Bookings flood into Wyboston Lakes Resort after road map announcement

There was a flood of bookings for all the facilities at Wyboston Lakes Resort immediately after the Prime Minister’s ‘roadmap’ announcement. 

From the spa and golf course to the hotel and conference centres, the few staff working were kept continually busy throughout the week handling enquiries and confirmations.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort appoints new chair

Wyboston Lakes Resort has appointed Chelsey Hutchinson as chair of the 380-acre conference, training and leisure resort in Bedfordshire.

Hutchinson, 34, has spent a decade working across every area of the Resort, including four years as a board director.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort completes comprehensive transformation of The Willows Training Centre

The Willows Training Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort has been refurbished to meet the current and future needs of learning & development professionals and those being trained with a comprehensive restyling of its interiors.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort achieves triple accreditation to reassure event planners

Wyboston Lakes Resort has been recognised by three prestigious organisations for its first-class event facilities and commitment to health, hygiene and safety standards, which have become paramount following Covid-19. 

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Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted as Best Conference Centre at this year’s Conference Awards

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort introduces automatic temperature check technology to increase customer and staff safety

Visitors and staff arriving at Wyboston Lakes Resort will now automatically have their temperatures discreetly 

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Wyboston Lakes launches ‘Safe Events’ plan

Wyboston Lakes Resort has launched Safe Events, a comprehensive plan and policy in response to Covid-19 to safeguard the health and safety of its staff, customers and clients to ensure the conference and training complex is ready for a safe reopening.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort achieves outstanding position

Wyboston Lakes Resort achieves outstanding position in prestigious Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ List 2020

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Double award win for Wyboston Lakes Resort

Wyboston Lakes Resort has won two coveted accolades at the prestigious Venues of Excellence (VoE) Awards.

The Bedfordshire-based hotel, conference and training resort picked up trophies for ‘Ambassador of the Year’ and ‘Referral Champion’. 

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Wyboston Lakes among first to sign People 1st’s new code of conduct for the hospitality industry

Wyboston Lakes Resort is one of the first companies to sign People 1st International’s new ‘Our Hospitality Commitment’, as well as the ‘Work Placement Commitment’.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted as Best UK Conference Centre at this year’s Meeting & Incentive Travel Industry Awards

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with the Princes Trust to help young professionals ‘Get into’ hospitality and events

Wyboston Lakes Resort is partnering with the Princes Trust ‘Get into’ programme to help the next generation of aspiring hospitality and events professionals become ‘job ready’.

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Louisa Watson to feature in the Women to Watch in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Index 2019


Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort is to feature in the first Women to Watch in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Index 2019.

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Wyboston Lakes Limited wins Focus 50 business award


Wyboston Lakes Limited has won a coveted Focus 50 business award.

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Four steps to address issues of mental health in the workplace

by Katherine White, HR Director, Wyboston Lakes Resort

This is Mental Health Awareness Week (13 -19 May), helping to place the spotlight on a major issue that affects 1 in 4 people at work and 1 in 3 in our sector, hospitality and events.
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Wyboston Lakes Resort reveals new food and beverage conference facilities

A wide variety of creative and flexible food options to meet the tastes and needs of the latest generation of delegates: that’s what Wyboston Lakes Resort’s Woodlands Event Centre offers now that the Olive Restaurant is open.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort completes latest phase of its new Woodlands Event Centre

The latest phase of the £3m investment in The Woodlands Event Centre, that forms part of Wyboston Lakes Resort’s conference and events facilities, is complete - and the transformation is impressive, with creative design combined with flexibility and technology everywhere.

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Phase One of Woodlands Event Centre at Wyboston Lakes nears completion

At Wyboston Lakes Resort, work is almost complete on the first phase of a total transformation of the upscale conference and events venue that will now be known as The Woodlands Event Centre.
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Wyboston joins The Athena Network

Face to face networking remains a powerful way to grow your business, perhaps surprisingly in the age of smartphones and social media.

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Central partnership for Bedfordshire Accountant

Ben Halstead, Partner in charge of Streets Chartered Accountants’ Bedford (Wyboston Lakes) office has become a member of the firm’s central partnership.

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Wyboston Lakes 35th in The Sunday Times 'Best Companies' Awards 2015

Wyboston Lakes has achieved 35th position in this year’s The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to work for’ List. This is the second year that Wyboston Lakes has ranked in the top 100, this year moving from 69th to 35th place.

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Marketing campaign award for Wyboston Lakes

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In the face of intense competition from event and leisure venues across the globe, Wyboston Lakes has won the gold award for ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign’ in the prestigious Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2013.

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Party at Wyboston Lakes!

Families and business people from the Bedfordshire area are invited to an event to mark the 30th anniversary of one of the region’s most successful businesses. Wyboston Lakes Conference and Leisure Centre, close to St Neots, is holding a varied and exciting family fun day on Sunday 1st September from 1 p.m.

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Wyboston Lakes wins gold

Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre is one of only 33 conference and meetings venues nationwide - and the only one in Bedfordshire - to achieve the highly prized ‘VenueVerdict Gold Standard’ accreditation in results published this month by BDRC Continental, the UK’s largest independent market research agency.

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Wyboston Lakes: New Facilities

Having recently completed a £3.5 million facility investment across its two specialist venues, Wyboston Lakes has announced a significant new space for training events, the Willows Conference Suite.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort reports record results with strong outlook for 2023

Wyboston Lakes Resorts has delivered a record six months of Meetings and Events business for the first half of 2022, despite restrictions around events in January and February following the Omicron outbreak.

Business on the books at the six-month point is up by 47% on 2019 with a solid base already in place for 2023.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort promotes Simon McMahon to Director of Operations

Wyboston Lakes Resort has promoted Simon McMahon to the position of Director of Operations. He will oversee all the assets at the 400-bedroom Resort, including the recently refurbished Waterfront Hotel, Y Spa, 18-hole golf course and 60,000 sq ft of serviced offices.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort sees demand for events surge for 2022, well ahead of pre-pandemic years

Bookings for conferences, meetings and training events at Wyboston Lakes Resort for 2022 are currently over 140% ahead of 2019, alongside a record number of large events from leading pharmaceutical companies taking place this Autumn.

Read More

Platinum Award recognises Wyboston Lakes Resort’s sustainability efforts

Wyboston Lakes Resort has gained official recognition for its continuing extensive efforts to operate sustainably by achieving the EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award, after reaching the Gold level last year.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort awarded ‘world class’ status by Best Companies

Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has been awarded a 3-star accreditation for the second time by Best Companies, based on employee feedback. This means the venue is considered a ‘world class’ employer in terms of employee engagement.

Read More

Bookings flood into Wyboston Lakes Resort after road map announcement

There was a flood of bookings for all the facilities at Wyboston Lakes Resort immediately after the Prime Minister’s ‘roadmap’ announcement. 

From the spa and golf course to the hotel and conference centres, the few staff working were kept continually busy throughout the week handling enquiries and confirmations.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort appoints new chair

Wyboston Lakes Resort has appointed Chelsey Hutchinson as chair of the 380-acre conference, training and leisure resort in Bedfordshire.

Hutchinson, 34, has spent a decade working across every area of the Resort, including four years as a board director.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort completes comprehensive transformation of The Willows Training Centre

The Willows Training Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort has been refurbished to meet the current and future needs of learning & development professionals and those being trained with a comprehensive restyling of its interiors.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort achieves triple accreditation to reassure event planners

Wyboston Lakes Resort has been recognised by three prestigious organisations for its first-class event facilities and commitment to health, hygiene and safety standards, which have become paramount following Covid-19. 

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted as Best Conference Centre at this year’s Conference Awards

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country.

Read More

Double award win for Wyboston Lakes Resort

Wyboston Lakes Resort has won two coveted accolades at the prestigious Venues of Excellence (VoE) Awards.

The Bedfordshire-based hotel, conference and training resort picked up trophies for ‘Ambassador of the Year’ and ‘Referral Champion’. 

Read More

Wyboston Lakes among first to sign People 1st’s new code of conduct for the hospitality industry

Wyboston Lakes Resort is one of the first companies to sign People 1st International’s new ‘Our Hospitality Commitment’, as well as the ‘Work Placement Commitment’.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted as Best UK Conference Centre at this year’s Meeting & Incentive Travel Industry Awards

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with the Princes Trust to help young professionals ‘Get into’ hospitality and events

Wyboston Lakes Resort is partnering with the Princes Trust ‘Get into’ programme to help the next generation of aspiring hospitality and events professionals become ‘job ready’.

Read More

Louisa Watson to feature in the Women to Watch in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Index 2019


Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort is to feature in the first Women to Watch in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Index 2019.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Limited wins Focus 50 business award


Wyboston Lakes Limited has won a coveted Focus 50 business award.

Read More

Four steps to address issues of mental health in the workplace

by Katherine White, HR Director, Wyboston Lakes Resort

This is Mental Health Awareness Week (13 -19 May), helping to place the spotlight on a major issue that affects 1 in 4 people at work and 1 in 3 in our sector, hospitality and events.
Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort reveals new food and beverage conference facilities

A wide variety of creative and flexible food options to meet the tastes and needs of the latest generation of delegates: that’s what Wyboston Lakes Resort’s Woodlands Event Centre offers now that the Olive Restaurant is open.

Read More

Wyboston Lakes Resort completes latest phase of its new Woodlands Event Centre

The latest phase of the £3m investment in The Woodlands Event Centre, that forms part of Wyboston Lakes Resort’s conference and events facilities, is complete - and the transformation is impressive, with creative design combined with flexibility and technology everywhere.

Read More

Phase One of Woodlands Event Centre at Wyboston Lakes nears completion

At Wyboston Lakes Resort, work is almost complete on the first phase of a total transformation of the upscale conference and events venue that will now be known as The Woodlands Event Centre.
Read More

Wyboston joins The Athena Network

Face to face networking remains a powerful way to grow your business, perhaps surprisingly in the age of smartphones and social media.

Read More

Central partnership for Bedfordshire Accountant

Ben Halstead, Partner in charge of Streets Chartered Accountants’ Bedford (Wyboston Lakes) office has become a member of the firm’s central partnership.

Read More

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