One inspiring city,
one amazing venue

The Brighton Centre combines excellence with a fantastic location and facilities, delivering an outstanding quality of service to all of our conference organisers and visitors

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Why Choose The Brighton Centre?

Why Choose The Brighton Centre?

With a sales and events team experienced in managing high profile and high security events, we promise our clients will receive the best customer service and satisfaction from start to finish.

The venue is centrally located on Brighton seafront, within easy walking distance of the city’s major hotels, restaurants and attractions. With light, airy and spacious interiors, panoramic sea views and easy access.

A flexible, compact venue with the capacity to accommodate conferences of 400–4,450 delegates, offering 5,000m² exhibition space and 23 syndicate rooms.
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Planning

Planning

Our staff offer exceptional knowledge and support to clients, gained from over 30 years’ experience in running high-profile, high-security, national and international events.

Every event at the Brighton Centre is overseen by a dedicated event manager from our operations team, keen to ensure that each aspect is delivered smoothly.

From your initial enquiry to the end of your conference, your journey with us will be one you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

ORGANISER RESOURCES

We can help you with many different aspects of your event planning from organising your conference hotels  to social activities in the City, contact colleagues at VisitBrighton who will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Pre-Event - Preparation

Pre-Event - Preparation

Our sales team will discuss your event requirements at length and produce a bespoke proposal based on your needs and the complexity of your event. The venue will be exclusively yours for the duration of your time with us and our experience will ensure our light and airy seafront spaces are maximised to their full potential.

Contact us with any questions or to book a site visit and our sales team will work with you every step of the way.

Emma Thurlow

Business & Sales Manager
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Emma Thurlow

Business & Sales Manager

I first came to Brighton in 2004 whilst studying for a degree that focused on the management of arts and events including their wider impact in terms of city regeneration and tourism. It was May at the start of the Festival, and I watched the Children’s Parade – thousands of children marching through the streets with hand-made puppets, lots of colour and excitement filled the city. It was this that made me fall in love with Brighton.

So, I moved straight down here after graduating and it became my home city where I choose to work and raise a family. I started my career managing business events in the city’s hotel venues before moving to the VisitBrighton Convention Bureau where I had the privilege of selling our wonderful city both nationally and internationally as a key business tourism destination.

I am proud to sell and promote Brighton’s main conference and exhibition centre, indeed the largest convention centre in the South East outside of London, and I would be delighted to support your organisation in securing your next event in our inspirational building and city by the sea!

Louise Wyborn

Conference Sales
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Louise Wyborn

Conference Sales

I'm originally from a small town near Bath in the South West, but have lived in Sussex for over 25 years now and I love it here! Being near the coast, but also being near to Gatwick are two highlights of living in the South East, I am in Brighton near the beach to enjoy warm sunny British days (rare), but I'm also near an airport to take me to the European sun (where there is much) at all other times!

Regarding my working life I have always worked in Sales, starting in the travel industry and then moving onto events. I have been a part of the Conference Sales Team at the Brighton Centre since October 2006. That's how good it is here! My work involves being the first point of contact that clients have with the venue, submitting proposals, hosting client site visits, securing and contracting new and repeat conference business. My client account management is my strength and relationship building is what I enjoy and I believe when you enjoy something, you are happy and if you are happy, you thrive and do a good job.

I enjoy helping clients to understand how the venue can work for their event and working out the finer details to ensure they are confident that we can meet all their needs to ensure a successful event here.

Catering

Catering

Be Seasoned (formally Kudos), our long standing catering partner understands that food plays a pivotal role in any successful event and has the experience and creativity to design exactly what you need.

We can provide menu packs or work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your budget and tastes.

With a focus on fresh locally sourced ingredients your event requirements will be delivered to the highest standard.

 

 

Event

Event

Once you confirm your event with us you will be supported by a dedicated event manager from our operations team. Their experience and skills will support you in the planning process, helping you to ensure that everything runs smoothly and successfully from start to finish.

Our operations team know that a successful event starts long before your visitors arrive and in the lead up to your event will support you by:

  • Ensuring that your event makes best possible use of the spaces and facilities available;
  • Developing the special touches that will make your event distinctive;
  • Planning the pre- and post-event logistics and access requirements;
  • Meeting delegate and visitor needs both before and during the event;
  • Taking care of security and meeting health and safety requirements;
  • Providing the best possible access facilities for delegates and visitors;
  • Delivering you an outstanding event exceeding all expectations

Post Event

Post Event

We will be in contact not long after your event for all comments and feedback as we are always looking to improve.

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Overall, we were really happy with the service provided by the Brighton Centre and the staff were very helpful.

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Sustainability and the Brighton Centre

Sustainability and the Brighton Centre

The Brighton Centre is committed to being a sustainable venue and improving the impact that we, and the events that we host, have on our local environment and the planet. We are working hard behind the scenes to look into ways to improve our carbon footprint.

 There are many initiatives we have in place including:

  • Zero to Landfill waste
  • LED lighting throughout the venue
  • Water-saving systems in place in the toilets
  • Our energy is purchased from renewable sources
  • We use modern technology to reduce gas usage on our hot water and heating
  • Water fountains throughout the venue
  • Carpet floor tiles
  • Recycling bins throughout the venue

We encourage our clients to use local suppliers where possible, as this goes alongside our desire to host events as sustainable as possible to help protect our environment and the world around us.

Please see our supplier list here 

Alongside our efforts, our contracted caterers, Be Seasoned (formally Kudos) are looking further into our food offering onsite to ensure we are making available more vegan and local options. They have the following initiatives in place:

  • No plastic straws onsite and no drinks sold in single use plastic bottles
  • We use wooden cutlery, palm leaf and cardboard food containers
  • Beef is off our menus and we operate 'meat free Mondays'
  • Our cooking oil is collected and recycled 
  • We recycle our food waste, which then produces a high-quality compost material and a bio gas which is used as a heat source
  • We have a bronze Food for Life certification from the Soil Association and are working towards renewing this for the next year and towards our Silver certification.
  • Our water supplier is Life Water UK. Through the sales of water at the venue, they have built two water wells in third world country villages. See details here: https://www.life-water.co.uk/
  • We work with local homeless charities including Fareshare, which we donate excess produce to avoid waste. 

We know that time is short and that we need to act fast but we also need to ensure any decisions or changes we make are the right ones, not only for us but also for our customers, clients and the environment. We will get there and welcome your co-operation.