We’ve been creating top-level events for over 21 years with clients from all industries.
My years working in the hospitality industry has given me an insight into the problems and challenges people face when booking a company event.
That’s why I started Focus Venue Finders. With over 20 years in the industry, we have booked just about every type of conference, meeting and event for our clients.
I used to think we didn’t need to use venue finders! How wrong I was. After working with Focus I really couldn’t go back to booking the venues for our conferences myself. Thanks you not only save my valuable time but also save us a lot of money with the special deals you manage to get us.
We have continued to enjoy a great working relationship with Focus Venue Finders for over 5 years. The service from start to finish has been exemplary on a professional, knowledgeable, yet extremely friendly level exceeds all other venue finders we have used in the past
The service is such that nothing is ever too much trouble and you are made to feel unique, never feeling that you are just one of many clients that Focus deal with each day. They make my life so much easier by taking away the stress of booking events leaving me to concentrate on my job.
Do You Need A Venue Finder?
Are You Under Pressure To Find A Conference Venue?
Do you need to find a conference venue for 500 or a meeting room for 2?
Do you find yourself spending time out of your day answering questions about the event you have booked?
Have you ever wished you could just hand over all of the work involved in finding a venue or organising a conference?
You need Focus Venue Finders!
How Our Free Venue Finding Works
You send us an outine of what you are looking for. Conference, meeting room, product launch, training, party or anything that needs booking.
We contact you to make sure we have all the details. Then we start contacting venues that we think would suit your requirements. We keep a detailed list of prices, exclusive Focus discounts & availability.
Within 24 hours we send you a proposal with a list of venues that match your brief. We make sure you have all the information you need on each venue. Then the choice is yours, you can either instruct us to book one of the venues we have suggested or we can look for alternatives. We can arrange site inspections or a lunch if you would like to see the short listed venues.
Once you have chosen the final venue we negotiate hard on your behalf making sure you get the best prices and contract terms. We have exclusive deals with many hotel chains and can beat everyone else on price.
Next we sort out all the details with the venue you have chosen. Things like rates, audio visual requirements, catering, accommodation, car parking, activities, transfers or anything that needs booking for your event.
Through the entire process we are the point of contact for the event. You only ever hear from us. No calls from venues asking about rooming lists or times of coffee breaks. No calls from transfer companies asking about pick up times or the restaurant asking about allergies. No calls from reception asking when the last guest will be checking in and so on and so on.
And did I mention that it’s a FREE service. Yes nothing, we will do all this and not charge you a penny!
So Why Use Focus Venue Finders?
Added Value For Charity Client
We have been working with an international charity for over 10 years and are still continuing to provide massive time and cost savings for them. Sometimes it’s not the obvious reduction in DDR’s and 24 hour rates that always offer the value. For many years we have used the same venue and the client didn’t want to move so we have this year achieved additional savings for the client by negotiating set up the day prior for no charge as well as upgraded breaks and complimentary overnight stays for trainers and organisers. The venue was happy because we have negotiated on a 3 year deal for them and the client, so everyone was happy.
Saved a client over £150,000
We were able to apply this experience when we were contacted by a health and safety training company to help them with their weekly training events. They were paying a number of hotel groups £35-£45 day delegate rate excluding VAT. Focus consolidated the number of hotel groups used and negotiated a rate of £25.00 day delegate rate inclusive of VAT this gave them between 44% – 57% saving per person!. Over 12 months this represented a saving of more than £150,000!
Quick..We need a venue in 4 weeks time!!
So the brief from the boss is that you have 4 weeks to find a great venue for 300 people, including bedrooms and free car parking and you don’t have any time to spend looking around dozens of potential options, trolling websites to find if they are suitable, if they have availability and if the price is right? Then do what Fujitsu did and call Focus! Within 48 hours of them being in touch with a brief we’d contacted over 30 different venues, sourced a perfect option which ticked all the boxes and negotiated one fabulous rate! Job done….and we made you look good!
Venue Finders That Are FREE…. Where’s The Catch?
A few questions we have been asked.
How can you offer a free venue finding service?
Like all venue finding agencies, we get paid a commission by the venues we book.
This must increase the venue rates?
Not at all. We book a LOT of events every year and this gives us the buying power to get you the best rates.
Can I still be involved in the booking process?
Yes you can be involved as much as you wish we are working for you.
Can I visit the venues?
Absolutely, in fact we actively encourage you to experience all the elements of the shortlisted/preferred venues, especially the elements that are particular to your event such as food and an overnight experience. Focus will organise this for you complimentary and if required attend with you to ensure you get the best experience that the venue can offer.
Do you just find venues?
No, we do everything involved in meetings and conferences. We have exclusive rates on audio visual, team building activities, incentive travel & corporate hospitality. We can also manage the event for you.
If you would like to try our Free venue finding service
then please send us an email with the details of your event and we will call you to chat through how we can help.