Burleigh Court celebrates turning 21
Burleigh Court, the four star hotel of hospitality and conferencing brand imago, welcomed a host of VIPs through its doors on Friday 23rd March in celebration of its 21st anniversary
The red carpet event raised £2,000 through a raffle and auction for its brand new charity partner, Youth Sports Trust. All proceeds will be used for its Sporting Chance initiative which develops opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The invitation only event was attended by University alumni and existing Burleigh Court customers who were thanked for their support over the last 21 years. The evening’s Olympic theme celebrated the venue’s bright future as the official host of Team GB with evening speaker Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, who is the Chair of UK Sport and Youth Sport Trust, discussing the exciting prospects of London 2012 and the new partnership between the charity and imago.
The evening’s five course dinner was entirely sourced from the East Midlands with the Derbyshire trout even caught by the venue’s own head chef, head porter and sous chef the afternoon before. imago always strives to work with local suppliers where possible and has even launched its own anniversary hamper, complete with specially brewed ale and bars of chocolate.
Kay England, imago Chief Executive and team member since Burleigh Court opened 21 years ago, said: "The gala dinner was a fantastic opportunity to thank our customers and celebrate with colleagues from Loughborough University. The Olympic theme not only links to our relationship with Team GB and other top institutions in the sporting world but to our objective of always improving the services we provide whilst striving to be the best at what we do. This is an incredibly exciting time for Burleigh Court and we’re looking forward to using the experience we’ve gained over the last 21 years to welcome the Olympic athletes and a host of other guests.”
imago also manages Holywell Park, a versatile conference and exhibition centre and The Link, a quality budget hotel which is ideally located for access to the University, the M1 and East Midlands Airport. It also has a range of meeting facilities and accommodation across Loughborough University campus. For further information on imago visit www.welcometoimago.com, call 0845 036 4624. Follow @imagolboro on twitter or visit its Facebook page.