Forty event planners attended a recent reception to celebrate the relaunch of the conference and meetings offering at Fitzwilliam College, now branded Fitz Events.
Representatives from companies and organisations in the wider Cambridge area attended to hear at first hand what is available for events of all kinds – residential conferences, one-day meetings and corporate dinners – and to be introduced to the new Events Team.
Presentations were made by the new Master of Fitzwilliam College, Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, the Bursar Andrew Powell, Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsey and Head of Catering & Events Robert Clarke.
Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsy who not only studied at Fitzwilliam as an undergraduate and postgraduate, but has also held many events at the College over the years in his role as Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, highlighted the benefits of using the venue for conferences, research meetings and dinners.
The Events Team took the guests on informal showrounds in small groups, followed by a drinks and canapés reception in the Foyer of the Auditorium.
Robert Clarke said: “We are delighted to relaunch our meetings offering today and to demonstrate our capability for hosting events of all kinds. Our new Events team is highly experienced in helping clients to create memorable occasions – whether it’s a small gathering or a much larger residential conference.
“Not only can we provide excellent facilities, we can also add value to our clients’ events with our flexible and creative approach.”
Master Baroness Morgan added: “Fitzwilliam College has a reputation for being approachable, friendly and welcoming. We hope to see many existing and new clients bringing their events here so they can appreciate our facilities and service for themselves.”
Fitzwilliam College is located in a tranquil setting, with award-winning architecture, attractive gardens and just a few minutes away from Cambridge city centre. Its 19 accessible meeting rooms provide natural light and welcoming spaces for groups of 10-240 delegates.
The team behind Fitz Events, left to right: Jo Olivey, Lina Vainauskaite, Robert Clarke, Caroline Choat (ret’d), Emma Hilditch and Lucy Allinson.