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www.guildhallwinchester.co.ukIt offers a unique combination of function roomsranging in size and character; all furnished to a highstandard and perfect for both grand or intimate events.Newly restored and refurbished the Bapsy Hall is one ofthe largest function rooms in Hampshire, suitable for awide range of events seating up to 620 people.Guildhall Winchester is situated at the heart of one ofEngland's most beautiful historic cities, a short walk from its many attractions, shops and the spectacularCathedral. Excellent transport links make Winchester andthe Guildhall the ideal location for all types of events.WinchesterGuildhallBroadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire S023 9GHtel01962 840 820 emailguildhall@winchester.gov.ukGuildhall Winchester combines theold with the new to create a beautifuland modern venue within the historicVictorian exterior. ES0223-1401ConferenceNewsAds188x114FINAL:Layout115/06/201110:45Page1Stoneleigh Park ...the ultimate delegate experienceCentral England locationFlexible conference facilities for up to 2,000 delegatesExceptional customer serviceFor enquiries & details of special offers call us:0844 847 6685 www.stoneleighpark.comStoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZCONFERENCESPRODUCT LAUNCHES AND EVENTSTEAM BUILDING INCLUDING 4X4 TRACKON-SITE ACCOMMODATIONCMYCMMYCYCMYKSTONLEIGH AD.pdf 1 11/04/2012 15:29

DAY IN THE LIFEMay 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 53 n a crisp, sunny spring morning, Simon Mills contemplates his 7.30am run. But this is not a jog round the park; as Head of Sales and Marketing at the Twickenham Experience, Mills runs laps around the hallowed [pitch] ground that sits at the heart of English rugby. "I like an early start and a good run helps give me energy for the day ahead," he says. Emails are cleared and proposals prepared before 8am, allowing Mills to face the day ahead in good order.With responsibility for the entire Marketing and Sales function of the conferencing offer at the stadium, Mills looks after everything from developing marketing strategy through to managing his fi ve-strong sales team on a day-to-day basis, handling show-rounds, managing creative agencies and representing Twickenham at key industry events. "There is no such thing as a typical day here at Twickenham," he says. "Today, I have been on a show round with a live production company looking to host an event for an automotive client this summer, followed by a meeting with our partner Marriott, while also helping Chris Morris, our MD, prepare reports for an upcoming board meeting. Tomorrow I will be developing a proposal with my sales guys for a major communications company and responding to an enquiry for a large Asian wedding, but who knows what might crop up?"As a passionate sportsman and rugby fan himself, Mills is truly fi red-up about the magic of his venue "There is nowhere like Twickenham," he states with fi nality. "Of course there are other sporting venues, but the history of this stadium and those that have passed through here is legendary," he said. The sporting prowess of the stadium is known the world over, but the purpose built conference facility and wide range of unique event spaces regularly comes as a surprise to Running the lineConference News follows a day in the life of Simon Mills, Head of Sales and Marketing at the Twickenham Experience, which involves a run around the hallowed pitchO