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'I just wanted to pass on Lee’s thanks for all your help with the event. When I rang him in the morning he was very impressed by the room, the staff and the breakfast.  He has asked me to consider this venue for any other meetings, so I would take this as a resounding success.
The meeting went extremely well and the staff have all commented to me how lovely the venue was and how it was lovely to just concentrate on the day without any problems.'
Sarah Dennis, Executive Assistant to Madeline Laxton, Lucy Group Ltd, August 2017

'Overall we had an excellent experience in using the Said Business School for our event. In particular, the service we were provided with by Bryony Marshall-Falland was exceptional and I very much hope to work with both Bryony and the venue again in the near future.'
Amanda Mogey Events & Operations Manager, Global Business Intelligence June 2017

'I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help on Friday with our meeting.  It went very well and I received many compliments about the food, venue and the general atmosphere too. All very positive so I wanted to pass them on. Bryony – you’ve been wonderful during our event and the lead up to this, very helpful, accommodating, responsive, professional and extremely efficient.  I can’t thank you enough for helping our meeting run smoothly and adding to its success. Please also pass on our thanks to the IT team who also did a sterling job helping Patrick. Thanks again and we look forward to holding our future meetings with you.'
Vicki Preston, Office Manager, Adestra Ltd, May 2017

'Fantastic. Way better than anywhere else, seriously. AV all works perfect and is intuitive! Hats off to Lisa – so easy to work with, and so helpful. She and team would go the extra mile if needed, but it's not needed because they get it right first time, and make everything simple. Utterly delighted with every bit of the service and room and catering – everyone was. We had 51 delegates from business, government, and UK LEPs. Great feedback from everyone. Thank you so much!'
Matt Smart, Research Services, University of Oxford, April 2017

'Very well organised. Bryony was very helpful on arrival and throughout the day – she changed catering times for us without any problems and was easy to contact.  Catering team were excellent – on time, discreet.  Refreshments very good quality.  Only slight problem was not getting our vegetarian food on the first day but the catering team rectified this quickly.'
Catherine Smith, Dialogue Associates, April 2017

'Thank you to Bryony for being so helpful and responsive.  Our event was a huge success.'
Department of Computer Science, April 2017

'Thank you (Lisa Sainsbury) for the wonderful arrangements for the EMS Symposium and for the outstanding support provided by your team.  When things work perfectly – as they did once again – it is easy to overlook the hard work that goes into making things flawless.  I know I speak for everyone concerned when I say that we were all immensely impressed and of course extremely grateful.'
Ian Stott, EMS Symposium, January 2017

'We were so impressed with the venue and with you (Lisa Sainsbury) and your colleagues – we have received such positive feedback from our delegates that they really enjoyed the day's events, and the venue and food!  Thank you very much once again for your support and help throughout the process – we would definitely consider holding another event at Oxford Saïd, and I will recommend it to anyone.'
Anna Erskine, Managing Editor, Cochrane Pain Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group, July 2016

'We were very impressed with Laura Williams and the team at Oxford Saïd, and will definitely be using the School's services again.  Thank you for your support on a great event.'
James Wilding, Nustream, April 2016

'Thank you for the first-class service; helpful, flexible and approachable.'
Vicki Preston, Office Manager, Adestra Ltd, April 2016

'This is the second time we have held an event at Egrove Park, and everything was excellent. The staff (particularly Lisa Sainsbury and Sajid Sohail) were extremely helpful and provided reassurance and guidance at every step of the booking process and at the event itself. The facilities, AV support and catering were all exactly as we requested, and were of very high quality. We will definitely book future events with Conference@OxfordSaïd.'
Rachel Baguley, Graduate Admissions and Funding, University of Oxford, April 2016

'I have had very good feedback from our participants about the venue in general. It was reassuring to know there was a contact in the reception area throughout the evening, and that we could leave coats/bags etc on the ground floor even though we were using both 1st and 2nd levels for the latter part of the evening. When we had a brief moment of not being able to get the AV setup for our second speaker, your IT contact was with us asap which was much appreciated and often not available at venues by circa 7pm. The hospitality team for both the drinks reception and the plated dinner were friendly, helpful and efficient. From the start of the booking process through to arrival at the venue for the event I had excellent support from Lisa as our main contact for the event. It was also very easy to get a taxi home from outside the train station!   Many thanks.'
Philippa Major, Research Facilitator, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, March 2016

'From our initial inquiry, we were extremely impressed with Laura's helpfulness and willingness to try and accommodate our event and to meet our specific requirements. She was very helpful throughout the planning process. She was also there on the night of the event and easily contactable throughout which was very reassuring – any queries or slight issues which arose were dealt with very quickly. We could not have asked for anything more. All of the staff who worked at the event were very helpful, friendly and approachable and they really seemed to go out of their way to ensure that every last detail was covered. The venue itself is great and was ideal for our particular event. It is a lovely space, and very adaptable to our ever-changing ideas for the event, and very conveniently located. The food was outstanding. Compliments to the chef! We have received many great comments on this from people who attended the event. Thank you so much, to all involved, for a very successful event. The venue will certainly be high on my list of suggestions for any future similar events.'
Sara Lenihan, Oxfordshire County Council, March 2016

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