Editors Column

We were having dinner with friends – this being some 25 years ago – the wife of said couple being very involved helping to plan events for a large London

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Looking Back As we approach The London & UK DatebooK’s Silver Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the things I have written about

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Well several things as a matter of fact First, I want to introduce you to our new Wine Writer. Richard Household – page 17. Richard has used his first article

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Editor’s Column A Morning Well Spent It seems hard to believe that The London & UK DatebooK is now starting its 24th year. As the saying goes, “Time flies when

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Something To Think About Over the last few years there has been a lot of conversation about the use of mobile phones at the dining table – especially in restaurants. 

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I recently read an article that discussed the effect of Brexit on the meetings and events industry. The writer commented that, “Uncertainty around Brexit and terrorism will see European meetings

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THE LONDON & UK DATEBOOK is a unique publication that serves the special events and hospitality industry and contains a comprehensive listing of the major charitable events throughout the UK.

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According to my Oxford Dictionary, there are an abundance of definitions for the word ‘change’. However in my case, the ones that seem to fit best are numbers 1a: “making

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There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t receive something about a venue … be it a new one opening, an established one reopening after refurbishment or new

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A Changing Industry

There is still a great deal of concern about the UK Special Events Industry and justifiably so. We have an ample supply of venues, caterers and special event personnel but

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The Dorchester Ball

The DatebooK Ball was started in 1999 with the sole purpose of planning an event for people in the Special Events Industry. It is an evening for event managers, volunteers

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But then perhaps a better greeting would be – “Here’s to a better year ahead!”. The special events industry, like all aspects of the UK economy, has taken quite a

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