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Conference Centres and Hotels for Trade Unionists

If you would like to ensure that your hard earned money stays in our Movement, then consider some of these venues for your family holiday, weekend breaks, trade union conferences, meetings, seminars or other similar functions.

Unite Esher Place

The conference facilities at Esher Place are available to TUC affiliated organisations at a reduced delegate rate.

The accommodation facilities are available to Unite members under certain conditions.

Esher Place, 30 Esher Place Avenue, Esher Surrey KT10 8PZ

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TGWU Eastbourne Conference Centre

The View

A purpose built hotel and conference centre situated on the main promenade. It has stunning views from all of the air conditioned public rooms and many of the 130 bedrooms, most of which have a private balcony.

With a multi media conference room, four seminar rooms, two bars, games room, library and restaurant, the Centre is the ideal venue for work or rest.

Eastbourne Centre, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4DN

Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough

is owned by the Co-operative Group.

Croyde Bay Holiday Village

Owned and operated by Unison for over seventy years, Croyde Bay Holiday Village is renowned for its comfort, choice and hospitality. It is open all year round, and offers special seasonal deals. Half board or self catering.

Facilities exist for wedding/civil partnership services, conferences and family holidays which include a gym, spa, sauna and tropical indoor pool. The conference facilities and holidays are available to non - unison members.

Croyde Bay Holiday Village, Croyde Bay, Braunton, North Devon EX33 1QB

Gilsland Spa Hotel, Cumbria

owned by the Co-operative Group.


Hillscourt, owned by the NASUWT, is a delightful venue located in leafy South Birmingham, near to Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. A hop and a skip from the M42 Junction 1 or the M5 Junction 4. Directly next door to the Lickey Hills, known locally as ’the Lickeys’ with their truly breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy affordable accommodation, friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere and every facility you can think of. No hassle ample free parking too. Plus free wi-fi for those who need it or just can’t live without it. Just 30 minutes to Birmingham city centre, NEC, NIA, ICC. Next to Lickey Hills golf course and nestled in its own pretty 25 acres of gardens.

New Lanark Mill Hotel

The New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill. After years of painstaking restoration work, it opened for business and pleasure in May 1998, and has quickly developed into a popular base for Scots escaping for a quiet break, as well as visitors to Scotland exploring the attractions of the World Heritage Site.

All thirty-eight of its twin or double bedrooms enjoy spectacular views across the River Clyde or surrounding conservation area.

Discover the fascinating history of New Lanark and Robert Owen in the award-winning Visitor Centre, open every day from 11am to 5pm (September to May, 10.30am to 5pm June to August, closed 25 December and 1 January only).

New Lanark Mill Hotel, South Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 9DB

Quorn Grange Hotel

A superb hotel with beautiful gardens. It has 38 excellent bedrooms including a number of suites, one of which is the William Morris suite. Ideal for special occasions, conferences or simply relaxing in the gym, playing boules or pitch and put.

Stoke Rochford Hall - UK Conference Centre

The property of the National Union of Teachers, Stoke Rochford Hall welcomes clients from other trade unions. A residential Conference Centre, it is conveniently situated for access by road, rail and air. This superb Victorian country mansion is beautifully set in 28 acres of formal gardens and surrounded by 1000 acres of rolling parkland.

Designed by the famous Scottish architect William Burn, the Hall was built in the early 1840s for a local wealthy landowner Sir Christopher Turnor. Many of the original features have been retained in and around the impressive Grand Hall and surrounding function rooms which include a magnificent Conservatory leading onto garden terraces. The rich interiors and attention to detail capture the Victorian splendour perfectly.

The Hall is undergoing an extensive restoration programme following a serious fire but it is business as usual from the undamaged part of the building. This has been refurbished and equipped to the highest standards and offers well appointed conference suites, training rooms and banqueting facilities. These are all complemented by comfortable guest accommodation and a tasteful restaurant serving exceptional cuisine.

Having established itself as a reputable UK residential Conference Centre, Stoke Rochford Hall offers a diverse range of uses such as conferences, training events, exhibitions and banqueting events such as weddings.

A fully equipped leisure complex is available on site and arrangements can be made for delegates to utilise the superb 18 hole golf course adjacent to the mansion. The extensive grounds also lend themselves towards outdoor management development and team building exercises.

Stoke Rochford Hall, Stoke Rochford, Nr Grantham, Lincs NG33 5EJ

TUC Congress Centre

Set within an architecturally-renowned listed modernist building, the Congress Centre has benefited from a £4.2 million refurbishment and is now one of central London’s leading conference and events venues, ideally located in the heart of the West End.

Along with a contemporary interior, the venue benefits from the very latest hi-tech equipment and offers unrivalled branding opportunities with plasma screens and coloured LED lighting.

The Congress Centre is ideal for a wide range of events from conferences, Annual General Meetings, exhibitions and meetings, to product launches, awards dinners, fine dining, film premiere parties, fashion shows and other special events.

The standard of food and service is first class and customer satisfaction is of paramount importance.

TUC Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

University and College Union

The UCU has ten rooms with full conference facilities at 27 Britannia Street, London, a two minute walk from Kings Cross Thameslink Station and five minutes from St. Pancras and Kings Cross.

Details of hire, food and beverages, conference facilities etc can be obtained through the Conference Unit.

Wortley Hall

Wortley Village, Sheffield. The Workers’ stately home. Provides conference and social facilities to the trade union, labour and co-operative on a "not for profit" basis.

Wortley Hall was the ancestral home of the Earls of Wharncliffe - the Lords of the Manor of Wortley. The earliest recording being Alnus de Wortley, mentioned in the Pipe Rolls for 1165. Wortley Hall fell into decay until the mid 18th century. Edward Wortley commissioned its rebuilding and further repairs and extensions were made mainly during the Victorian period.

During the 1939-45 war period, parts of the Hall were occupied by the Army and after 1945 the Hall once again began to fall into a state of disrepair.

Wortley Hall had been built from the wealth of the Wharncliffe family, this wealth being derived primarily from coal mining in the South Yorkshire area. Generations of one family had enjoyed privilege at the expense of the many. This era changed at a meeting convened in May 1950. At this meeting Vin Williams, addressed other local Labour Movement activists outlining a proposal that Wortley Hall could have the potential of being both owned by the workers and run for the workers benefit.

On 5th May 1951 Wortley Hall was formally opened as an educational and holiday centre. the trade union, Labour and Co - Operative movement. It was in a semi-derelict condition and the workers of South Yorkshire and surrounding areas carried out most of the repairs and restoration voluntarily. Engineering workers, miners, railway men, foundry men, builders, labourers, housewives, people from all walks of life, trades and professions volunteered their services due to a belief in the ideals of creating a ‘Home of the Labour Movement’