Nottingham’s location alongside the M1 is also ideal for delegates arriving via car from cities up and down the east of England, from London and the south-east to Sheffield and Leeds in Yorkshire and as far north as Newcastle and across the border to Edinburgh.
The city offers a good selection of conference venues, including Nottingham Conference Centre, sometimes referred to as the NCC, the Albert Hall Conference Centre, and meeting rooms and exhibition spaces at both the city’s university and in private office buildings and executive hotels across the area too.
East Midlands Airport is a short 15-mile hop from the city of Nottingham and handles about 4.5 million passengers each year, or for an even more convenient arrival via executive jet, Nottingham City Airport at Tollerton can handle small flight arrivals just minutes from the city centre.
When you book a conference venue in Nottingham, you not only benefit from this central location and excellent transport links, but you also gain access to well appointed contemporary office spaces and meeting rooms, as well as exhibition halls in historic buildings and local landmarks, in a city rich with history. Nottingham gained city status in 1897, as part of the Diamond Jubilee festivities of Queen Victoria and looking back even beyond that, it is of course famous for its links with the mythology of Robin Hood and his rivalry with the Sheriff of Nottingham. This connection is apparent the moment you step off the train at Nottingham Station – as if you leave via the Station Street exit, the first building you will see is the Nottingham City Council administrative headquarters at Loxley House, named after Robin Hood’s supposed birthplace in South Yorkshire.
Absolute Venues can offer a free service to find suitable premises in Nottingham for conferences, seminars, meetings and business lunches for anywhere from two to 2,000 delegates – just let us know what you need, on which dates and we will draw up a shortlist, it’s as easy as that.