What a success

Our first ever conference for village halls and community buildings was a great success. We had delegates, speakers and exhibitors from around the country coming together to focus on the issues. 

It was lovely to meet so many people involved in the specialist yet unsung role of keeping community buildings open for business.

It was also a great chance to share in networking and discussions about how to make these community spaces ‘Fit for the Future’! 


The delegates feedback was that the speakers were thought provoking and informative. Of those that responded:

  • 100% said that the overall impression of the conference was either good or excellent.
  • 76% said that the conference was excellent value for money.
  • 90% said they had gained skills or knowledge to help their organisation
  • 76% said they had gained skills or knowledge to help them in their role
  • 70% said they had gained information on new products or services for their organisation
  • 66% said they had gained inspiration for the future 
  • 76% said they had new connections to follow up

During the morning session delegates worked in groups to come up with a list of priorities that they felt were key to helping their community buildings be 'Fit for the Future'. The mains headings were: 

  • Technology
  • Financial
  • Community
  • Operation
  • We'd also like to.....
To see the full report on the conference and for access to the presentations, please visit the conference page on our website:


Next year's conference will take place on Friday 8th November 2019 at the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton (near Junction 28 of the M1).