LESW puts Pool Innovation Centre on the map

Posted by admin on September 7, 2013

Event management specialist, Live Events South West (LESW) has been managing conferences and events within the Pool Innovation Centre (PIC) for almost three years. With the aim of building PIC’s reputation as a high quality event venue, LESW is responsible for attracting events and clients and building awareness of PIC and its facilities along with managing and facilitating these events.

Since the facility opened in 2010 more than 2000 events have been held at the Centre,
ranging from one to one interviews in small meeting rooms through to large scale conferences for up to 100 people.

Having fulfilled the objective of ‘putting PIC on the map’ as an events and conference venue, LESW will be handing control of the facility management back to the team at the Pool Innovation Centre on 1 June 2013.

Commenting on the successful conference and event management, owner of LESW, Andrew Weaver said, “The LESW team has thoroughly enjoyed working with PIC to help establish the centre as a quality event and conference venue with public, private and third sector organisations. I am really pleased to have been able to put the centre on the map and I am confident that people will continue to select PIC as a venue for their meeting, conference or event.

"LESW will continue to offer support to PIC whenever they need it. Our main focus now is now
going back to where we began, growing and developing LESW’s own events and new business ideas which have been taking shape during the past 24 months.”

Cornwall Innovation Director, Bernard Curren said, “Andrew and his team at LESW have done a fantastic job during the past few years and we are very grateful for their support and the knowledge and expertise they have brought to the centre. They have certainly established PIC as a quality venue in Cornwall. The hard work the team have put in is reflected in the high number of repeat bookings and enquiries we receive.”

In addition to raising the profile of and fully managing events and conferences at PIC, LESW had already developed its core business of consumer events and outsourced event management services.  Following the success of events such Cornwall Home Show 2013, which has just enjoyed its best event with highest turn out to date, and the Cornwall Business Show, which is taking place again this year on 2 and 3 October 2013, LESW will be focusing on growing these core events further whilst developing new events and ideas.

LESW will continue to operate from its office at the Pool Innovation Centre and will be providing ad hoc support to the PIC team as and when required.

From 1 June 2013, if you wish to book a room for a meeting, conference or event, please contact the PIC team via email, picconferencing@plymouth.ac.uk on or call 01209 311068.