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Thoughts and insights on the events industry, our venue and the Harrogate district

[Guest Blog] Beyond friendly faces and enthusiasm: how events can offer a mental health boost

Ahead of BTME, the trade show's organiser shares their efforts, progress and challenges on incorporating wellbeing elements in the event.

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From home gathering to international festival: how Harrogate nurtures event expansion

Harrogate has seen some events grow exponentially over a few years, thanks to the vision and hard work of the organisers but also the unique location.

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What happens when business events come to Harrogate?

What is the impact of these business events to the local economy? Well, let’s speak to some of the local businesses....

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MEET THE TEAM: Jamila Bray, Account Manager

Get to know some of the key members who work hard behind the scenes to make your conference or exhibition a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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Video: Former HCC technical manager remembers "disrupting" BBC's way of working at Eurovision 1982

Tony Gill, former technical manager, recounts how HCC's cutting-edge facilities impressed BBC—so much so they brought Eurovision to Harrogate in 1982.

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Ideas for your next ‘bleisure’ trip to Harrogate

The wider Harrogate district has a lot to offer ‘bleisure’ travellers who wish to make the best of a business trip to Harrogate.

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What's on this Christmas in Harrogate?

With a variety of Christmas activities on offer, Harrogate promises a memorable holidays season for everyone.

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Honouring Victims of Terrorism—by Making Events Safe

As International Day of Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism approaches, we take a look at what venues and organisers are doing to keep everyone safe.

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40 Years since Eurovision

Take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of the great events at HCC since Eurovision, how they have helped shape Harrogate and what’s next.

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2021: Good riddance to 2020, it’s time to look forward.

Now that we’ve finally said good riddance to 2020, it’s time to finally look forward. Check out some of the 2021 highlights waiting ahead…

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Thought Bubble Goes Back to the Drawing Board

As the events sector is shut down by the pandemic a comic book art festival is using creativity and innovation to heroically rescue its flagship event

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Harrogate: The Medical Legacy

Harrogates existence is rooted in the spa treatments that shaped the town. The Nightingale Hospital is the next step in its medical history and legacy

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Harrogate Convention Centre - The NHS Nightingale Story

Just over a week after Captain Moore officially opened NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and Humber - it’s time to reflect on a month when everything changed.

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Everyone's a winner as board games boom

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Early Bird Run Takes Delegates by Storm

Harrogate residents, event delegates and organisers find themselves enjoying 6am runs as the well-being trend in the event industry grows.

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Game on for AireCon 2017

Harrogate Convention Centre will host its first convention for board game enthusiasts on the back of a growing trend for ‘analog’ gaming.

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Billy Ocean plus special guest, March 2016

When The Going Gets Tough, come and see Billy Ocean at the Convention Centre

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Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show announces Harrogate dates

The Stitching Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show will take place for the first time in Harrogate in April, following similar events in London and Birmingham

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Flooring Show figures go through the roof

One of the longest running trade shows in the North of England enjoyed its best year ever at Harrogate International Centre

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Discounts for travellers in rail deal

Harrogate Convention Centre has agreed a deal with Virgin Trains to bring travel discounts for visitors to the North Yorkshire venue.

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Harrogate Choral Society – Popular Choral Classics

From Zadok the Priest to Jerusalem; expect a wonderful evening of glorious choral singing.

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Royal Hall earns TripAdviser excellence award

The Royal Hall in Harrogate has received recognition of its excellent service by one of the world’s leading travel sites.

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