Highest ever recorded turnover sees a reinvestment in conference facilities at Central Hall Westminster
Central Hall Westminster, central London’s largest purpose built conference centre, today announces a 53% year-on-year increase in turnover for its 2013/2014 financial year.
The boost in turnover follows a string of high-profile events at the venue, including the live televised New Year’s Eve concert and Central Hall’s own ‘Meet The Future’, an interactive conference for senior-level event organisers exploring existing and emerging event technologies. Meet The Future alone generated a 41% rise in the value of enquiries at the venue.
Central Hall Westminster is a not-for-profit organisation, with any surplus profit used to improve the building and to support a number of charitable causes. The current financial year has resulted in the highest turnover ever recorded by Central Hall, with the boost in profit enabling a complete refurbishment of the basement and conservatory, creating a new event space for up to 1000 delegates, an upgrade of the entrance lobby and the painting of the outside of the building. Central Hall has also been able to provide continued support to the St Vincent’s Children’s Charity and build reserves for the 21st Century Fund, Central Hall’s own charity which supports a range of local groups.
Paul Southern, Managing Director at Central Hall Westminster, comments: “This has been a fantastic 12 months for us at Central Hall and I’m delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of the team has been reflected in the new figures.
“We’ve used some of the money to update and refurbish the venue, but as a not-for-profit organisation we are very pleased to be able to support a number of charities by donating the remainder of our profit to these extremely worthy causes.”
About Central Hall Westminster
Central Hall Westminster (CHW) is central London’s largest purpose built conference centre, combining historical elegance with cutting-edge technical capabilities. The unique Edwardian landmark building situated adjacent to Westminster Abbey has engaged high profile conferences, special events and local business meetings since 1912.
Central Hall Westminster offers 22 event spaces, including:
· The Great Hall – Seats up to 2,200 delegates and features Europe’s largest self-supporting domed ceiling, creating a uniquely intimate atmosphere in the circular shaped, tiered balcony hall with natural daylight.
· Library and Lecture Hall – The bright and spacious halls provide flexible space flooded with natural light for up to 1,100 delegates.
· Six rooms up to 150 delegates - All rooms offer flexible configurations combined with natural light/ blackout facilities. By using adjacent rooms and spacious foyers, unique event spaces can be created, allowing for breakout sessions, catering and registration.
· 13 rooms for up to 60 delegates - With beautiful original features, Central Hall Westminster’s smaller rooms provide an elegant setting for meetings from 20 to 60 guests.
The Architectural features include the iconic dome, spacious entrance foyers and hallways, marble flooring and a sweeping Grand staircase, the design of which is based on the Paris Opera House.