The Derby Conference Centre put on a free Christmas lunch for local community

The Derby Conference Centre put on a free Christmas lunch for local community

The Derby Conference Centre held a free Community Christmas lunch on 9th December - and it was such a great hit, it’s set to be a permanent feature on Derby’s festive calendar.

The invitation to the lunch was extended to a number of community groups and charities, including Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) and a popular care facility for the elderly based in Derby itself. From 12pm to 4pm the 70 or so guests enjoyed some wonderful festive fayre, socialised with friends old and new and were thoroughly entertained by the Rolls Royce Ladies Choir.

The Derby Conference Centre organised the lunch to celebrate their recent rebrand and launch of their new website, but the event also gave them the opportunity they wanted to give something back to the local community who they feel have been part of their success.

On the day, the guests were very well looked after by The Derby Conference Centre’s team; a team which comprised of the catering staff and the sales team who took over the serving duties to make sure everyone was fed and watered in style.

The Derby Conference Centre Managing Director, Matthew Hutchings, expressed his immense pride in how the day went, telling us:

“I am not only delighted with what we have achieved here today, but I am also extremely proud of how the entire team rolled up their sleeves and pulled together to make sure it was a success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the local VIPs who attended. Local community charities work so hard and I feel honoured to be able to give them this small token of our thanks at a time of year when things can be particularly tough.”

It’s been a busy 6 months for this unique and versatile venue. They launched their new website in June after a major rebrand that allowed them to highlight their 6 core services – Hotels, Meeting, Events, Weddings, Offices and Conferences.

Regardless of how busy their continued success makes them, they will still find time to host this well-received free Community Lunch for many years to come.

To find out more about The Derby Conference Centre and the range of facilities on offer, visit their new website at

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