Friday, February 17, 2017

Why the University of Liverpool think that 54 St James Street is a “First Class Venue”

The University of Liverpool are regular users of 54 St James Street’s meeting and conferencing facilities. We contacted Project Administrator, Rob Hannah to find out what made University of Liverpool choose and return to the meeting and conference centre based in the trendy Baltic Triangle district of Liverpool.


Hi Rob, tell us a bit about the University of Liverpool and what it is you do there:

We work at the University of Liverpool Management School and provide a leadership development and business growth programme called GrowthCatalyst for businesses operating in the Liverpool City Region. Our next Cohort begins in February 2017 and we are currently recruiting businesses for that.

When did you use 54 St James Street and what for?

We first used the venue in June 2014 and have been using it regularly ever since. We are usually there at least once a month. Our programme has several different elements such as masterclasses and coaching and we find that 54 St James Street meets our requirements for all of them.

How do you find the facilities and the overall atmosphere at 54 St James Street?

Superb. The fourth floor in particular, with its terraces and stunning views of the city always draws complimentary remarks from our delegates. The event spaces are also modern and comfortable. The staff have always been really helpful too and we have developed a great relationship with them – they even let us store our banners and materials there in between our events. Nothing is too much trouble. The catering is also fantastic and the biscuits that accompany our tea and coffee are always a big hit!

What are the key elements that make an event successful in your eyes?


An easily accessible, competitively priced location with clean, modern spaces and staff who are friendly, efficient and professional.



 What do you look for in a venue?

The venue is key as this is what gives the delegate their first impression of the event. If they feel welcomed and comfortable at the venue straight away then hopefully this will contribute significantly to the success and their enjoyment of the event.

Why do you choose to return to 54 St James Street over other locations?

It has consistently proved to be a brilliant location for us and exceeded our expectations every time. Knowing that everything else is in their very capable and well organised hands allows us to get on with providing the best possible events for our delegates.

Would you recommend 54 St James Street to other businesses? 

Without a doubt – it’s a first class venue at which to hold an event.


University of Liverpool used 54 St James Street's impressive Roddick Rooms that boast fabulous views of the River Mersey and Liverpool City. The Roddick Rooms are named after the inspirational Dame Anita Roddick and cater for up to 150 delegates theatre style with a half day rate of just £188 and full day rate of £300 . 

The suite can be used as one or divided into two or three separate areas to create elegant training, networking or social spaces. All rooms are fully equipped with lecterns, static & roving microphones and state of the art integrated audio-visual equipment, video conferencing facilities are available as well as blu-ray/DVD players, iPod docks.

The Roddick Conference Suite is very versatile; located on the fourth floor of the building and have easy access to external roof terraces. All rooms have natural light and heating and cooling system which can be controlled from inside the room. Free connectivity WiFi is available.

If you are looking for an impressive Liverpool city centre venue to hold training, meetings, conferences and events, why not pop in to 54 St James Street to check out the facilities. Flexible spaces available catering for events of 2-200 delegates.  Find out more from our team via venue@thewo.org.uk or 0151 706 8111 and follow @54StJamesStreet on twitter for news and offers.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Liverpool Management School visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/ or follow @UolManSchool on Twitter

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