Grandstand – Stoneleigh Events has announced around £1.5 million will be invested in redeveloping the event and conference facilities at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The organisation took over the event business management at Stoneleigh Park in January last year, and plans to make the investment in conference space and exhibition halls over the next 12 months.
“Stoneleigh Park is renowned for hosting large-scale agricultural and equestrian events and we want to enhance its high profile as an event venue within those sectors as well as the corporate market,” said Helena Pettit, Managing Director of Grandstand – Stoneleigh Events.
“It is one of the most versatile venues in the UK with over 21,000sqm of indoor exhibition space and 1,050 acres of outdoor space. It hosts 360 events a year, from small conferences to national shows which can attract up to 25,000 visitors.”
Grandstand – Stoneleigh Events has now been joined on-site by its parent company, Grandstand Group, which has moved its headquarters from Hertfordshire. The relocation and reorganisation within Grandstand Group, which employs about 50 full-time staff, is expected to create a series of new posts.
“It is great for all of the teams within Grandstand Group to be working together under the same roof at Stoneleigh Park as it will create further opportunities and allow for greater efficiency,” added Pettit.
Colin Hooper, Estates Director at Stoneleigh Park, said: “We are delighted to welcome Grandstand Group and believe its presence will enhance Stoneleigh Park’s reputation as an event destination.
“The relocation of a national company here and the investment plans by Grandstand – Stoneleigh Events add to the revitalisation of Stoneleigh Park by LaSalle Investment Management which has pledged £50 million to transform it into a centre of agricultural excellence over the next 15 years.”
Existing on-site facilities include a 58-bedroom hotel, catering services and free parking for 30,000 cars.
Photo: Helena Pettit and Colin Hooper at Stoneleigh Park
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