Horses for event courses at Newcastle and Nottingham

Newcastle Racecourse reports hospitality sales for its major festival race days are up by 30 per cent on last year, with non-racing event and conference bookings also up, by seven per cent on 2010.
 
The racecourse eventsteam points to a clear upturn in the corporate market and has recruited two new staff to help deal with demand.
 
Racecourse GM Simon Lane claims the Newcastle Racing and Events brand is going “from strength to strength? with some very strong performance figures for both the racing and events sides of the business”.
 
Tracy Skinner, recently appointed as Racing and Events Sales Manager, says there has been “a considerable pick up in corporate bookings, demonstrating that companies are not only more confident in making an investment now than they were 12 months ago, but also that they see corporate entertaining as an integral tool in their businesses strategy”.
 
Meanwhile, Nottingham Racecourse, in partnership with the City Council, is to use more productively the outdoor event space at the course, including for music festivals and community gatherings.
 
Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at Nottingham City Council, said: “The partnership with the racecourse is an exciting opportunity to bring to life the often unused field in the centre of the racecourse. It is hoped that the space will provide a unique and versatile venue that will beideal for hosting a range of new and exciting events such as concerts, tradeshows and fairs”.
 
Nadia Gollings, Commercial Manager at Nottingham Racecourse, said she was “thrilled” about the partnership. “We are eager to make our mark as a top quality outdoor event space.”
 
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