Posted on 16th November 2017
Mid Sussex Round-Off 2017 in Style!
Mid Sussex PA/EA/VAs & Office Managers rounded off 2017 with a meeting at the magnificent Worth Abbey School. The venue is set in 500 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside and an impressive group of PAs enjoyed a presentation from Stephanie Bradford of SMB Event Planning about Multi-Sensory Events, which gave us all a fascinating insight and lots of great ideas. Stephanie’s presentation not only ticked the box for our sight & hearing senses, but also ticked the box for our sixth sense… our brains!
Our taste sense was satisfied with delicious snacks, Prosecco and Orange Juice provided by the school and Jo Williams (PA to the FD) took us on a tour of the impressive facilities. We were lucky enough to visit one of the 6th Form commons rooms, which happens to be the room where the D-Day planning took place. There are still many monks involved with the running of the school and they still live in the Abbey. The school also boasts a 500-seater presentation theatre and many more rooms which can be hired for meeting space. The school also holds more than 20 weddings a year, although this is only available to those with a connection to Worth. You can click here for more information https://worth.co.uk/lettings
We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful evening which made the most of the stunning Sussex countryside views. There is also a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, astro-turf pitches and sports hall.
If you’d like details of Stephanie’s presentation, please do click through to her website and get in contact. She’ll also be able to give you lots of help & advice to create the perfect event.
As mentioned, this was our last meeting of the year and we’re already planning our next event for March next year, where we’ll have some exciting news about the network… So watch this space!
We’ll see you in 2018!
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