Newbury Racecourse

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Company bio:

Newbury Racecourse offers large, stylish and flexible conference and events facilities conveniently located along the M4 and A34 corridor. Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct connections to London Paddington which is only 50 mins away. We have packages to suit all types of conferences, exhibitions, private dining, weddings and outdoor events.

Key Facts:

  • 3 large grandstands housing 42 syndicate rooms plus the Royal Box
  • 2,000m² indoor ground floor space
  • 4,000m² hard standing • 300 acres of grounds
  • £50m completed refurbished of the outdoor space
  • Brand new Owners Club conference centre (up to 250 delegates)
  • Largest conference capacity – 1,000 delegates (theatre)
  • Outdoor space is available for events from small numbers up to over 22,000 people
  • 3,700 free car parking spaces
  • Close to the M4 and M3 motorways
  • Own mainline rail station with direct trains to London Paddington and Reading
  • Within an hour’s drive of Heathrow and Southampton airports
  • 24-hour access
  • On-site security

We manage our conferences and events as efficiently as we run our race days; we are dedicated to excellence and deliver impeccable service to clients through our meticulous handling and attention to detail as proven by our recent awards for customer service and catering. Alongside running a busy conference centre, we own and manage our own hotel. The Lodge is Newbury Racecourse’s new hotel, opened in 2015, located in the grounds of the Racecourse estate, just a 2 minute walk away from Newbury Racecourse Station. The 36 ensuite bedrooms each have individually designed décor, luxury Super King sized beds draped in bright white Egyptian cotton and bespoke furniture. We also offer a delicious breakfast and friendly service.

Speaker Kevin Blackman​:

I have been in the hospitality industry for a number of years working initially within the Business Travel sector where I had the opportunity to work in Paris on behalf of Carlson Wagonlit on the GE Account. I finally took the leap into the world of hotels where I was very fortunately to have had some wonderful experiences on sales trips to California, New York and flying by helicopter from Nice to Juan le Pins on a sales conference.

My passion for unique venues blossomed when I was fortunate enough to work for Central Hall Westminster, this experience lasted for eight years where I had the opportunity to explore new and exciting markets, none more so than the Chinese market. I worked on this sector for about 5 years and visited the country on a number of occasions which resulted in gaining some great contacts and business from that region.

I recently decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and explore a new opportunity here at Newbury Racecourse, this is a very exciting role and a wonderful venue and I look forward to welcoming new and diverse customers to experience the fantastic facilities throughout the site.

Now living in the Oxfordshire countryside, we have decided to test our ‘green fingers’ but taking on an allotment plot… this will be interesting but I am looking forward to ‘reaping’ the rewards of our efforts during the summer.