Sodexo’s Prestige Venues and Events (PV&E) business is set to launch a new digital booking platform as companies and consumers start to plan events following lockdown.
The new platform will go live in July and will be designed to service the expected new demand that businesses and other organisations will create as they seek to book and manage their small events online.
The booking platform will mean that many of the Sodexo PV&E venues will be available for event planners to make online bookings for small meetings and events using all devices 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The system will allow Sodexo’s venue clients to manage small events quickly and simply, allowing inhouse sales teams to concentrate on selling and supporting larger, more complex events that require expertise from the PV&E team of experienced event planners.
Prestige Venues and Events is Sodexo’s event and corporate hospitality specialist. They have a collection of 35 venues across the UK available for meetings, conferences and events.
These include football clubs such as Newcastle United, historical buildings such as The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Thames fine dining cruise specialist Bateaux London and Hampden Park in Glasgow.
And while many had to shut due to lockdown, Sodexo Prestige Venues and Events still held 111 events between 1 April last year and March this year, including weddings, training days and film shoots all within strict COVID-19 guidelines.
Amanda Brown, Sales Director, Sodexo Prestige Venues and Events, (pictured) said, “The last few months have of course been tough for all in the events and hospitality industry, but we’re working hard to ensure we are ready for 2021 and beyond.
'We aim to combine this new digital booking solution with the personal service and expertise offered by the Prestige Venues and Event team for larger and more complex events.
“We have a collection of 35 venues across the UK available for meetings, conferences and events delivering the everyday to the extraordinary.
“These include football clubs, historical buildings such as Dundas Castle, National Museums of Scotland and the most loved venue on the River Thames.
“We believe we will have a very compelling offer for clients and bookers as we see the events market return.”
When live, the online booking system will give event bookers access to online payments, easy updates and changes to bookings, the ability to create repeat bookings and an online repository for all information relating to the event.