Through increased investment in infrastructure and a wide mix of dining options, hotels, entertainment and cultural offerings, seaside towns today rival even the most popular of conferencing cities

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, looks at how the 2011 Budget will affect payroll departments

With tighter budgets and the raft of new policies brought in by the coalition government, obtaining public views through research is now more useful than ever

The Heat Pump Association explains how heat pump technology can help reduce both energy consumption and carbon emissions

A rich cultural heritage, vibrant city life and nearby stunning beaches and coastline make Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland unique and enjoyable conference and event destinations

Dr Roger Lucas, president of the Credit Services Association, says there has never been a better time to engage an external collections agency for your outstanding debts

A government-wide plan to reduce carbon emissions was launched at the beginning of March, with the backing of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, writes ESTA's Alan Aldridge

The combination of expert staff, the advantages of a university setting, and a core focus on quality content have shown event organisers that academic venues are the ideal solution for their delegates

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to become your own boss? Welcome to the world of franchising

James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association, explains how investing in effective security solutions during an economic downturn will help organisations reduce losses

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals gives an overview of legislative changes affecting the payroll profession

Whether you are looking for urban or rural scenery, a relaxed or an energetic atmosphere, the North West of England can offer whatever you need for your next conference or event

The Payments Council’s Sandra Quinn explains the benefits councils can reap by introducing the latest payment technologies and gives advice on meeting industry security requirements 

Robert Rabinowitz PhD, director of Environmental Markets, BRE, advises on how to choose the right business model for renewables in social housing

By managing their estate more efficiently local government could deliver operational cost savings and improve quality of services, says Peter Janoska of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum

Looking for business success? Tom Endean, British Franchise Association, highlights some key steps for prospective franchisees

The Environment Agency’s Internal Environmental Management team manager Simon Dawes tells us about his organisation’s new national office and how it will help raise standards

With magnificent castles, inspiring countryside and cosmopolitan cities, East Midlands offers a variety of distinct venues to house your conference or event