What is trending in events in 2024

Eventbrite has released its annual trend forecasting guide and here’s what we have found out for trends that eventgoers are going crazy for! The year of adventure Eventgoers desire an adventurous experience where they can try new things, explore new ventures and places as well as meet new people. With this sense of adventure, 62%Continue reading

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5 Top Tips for running an event…

Planning an event can be a very rewarding experience when everything comes together. However, the process can be somewhat challenging at points. So here at the Kent Event Centre, we have thought of our 5 best tips to help your process go as smoothly as possible. This might seem like a silly starting point, however,Continue reading

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We are hiring!

Job Title:                              Pro-active Sales Executive – Conference & Events Reporting To:                     Kent Event Centre Team Leader Basis:                                    Full time/flexible over 5 days (to be discussed at interview) Working Hours:                37.5 hours per week, evening and weekend working will be required. Location:                             Kent Showground/Remote working/Field based Salary:                                  Dependant on experience The Kent Event CentreContinue reading

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Shaun In The Heart of Kent

This year we are extremely proud sponsors of the Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent trail brought to you by the Heart of Kent Hospice and Wild in Art. Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent is an exciting free art trail that will boast 50 large individually decorated Shaun the SheepContinue reading

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Exciting Updates Around the Showground!

Despite a busy winter at the Kent Event Centre, our hard-working Groundsteam have managed to fit in a lot of maintenance work around the showground over recent months, working to improve the site for all our current and future events. We are excited to announce that the John Hendry Pavilion has had new flooring andContinue reading

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Beautiful South Awards 2023

On Tuesday 12th of December, members of our amazing Kent Event Centre team headed down for a glamorous night at The Grand in Brighton to celebrate The Beautiful South Awards 2023.

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Business Awards Kent 2023

Last week we celebrated a very special evening at the Kent Business Awards 2023. This year, the Kent County Agricultural Society presented three very deserving awards to people within the agricultural sector.

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Beautiful South Awards

It is an exciting time for the Kent Events Centre as we have made it to the Beautiful South Tourism Awards finals.

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In Remembrance of The Personnel of Detling Airfield

Did you know that, before it became home to the Kent Showground, our site was part of the Detling airfield?

Learn more about the history of our site through both World Wars here!

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Business Awards Kent 2023

On the 29th of November Kent Events Centre is a proud host and sponsor, alongside MHA of Kent Business Awards. With all new awards dedicated to Agriculture! With the Awards now in their tenth year in Kent, it keeps going from strength to strength.

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Best Parties Ever!

The Unmissable Christmas Party!

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Join The Team: Senior Events Assistant

Are you looking for an exciting and varied role in the events sector? We are currently hiring for a Senior Events Assistant to join our in-house team at the Kent Event Centre.

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Unexpected problems during your event? Here is how to resolve them

Unexpected problems during your event? Here is how to resolve them

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The Kent Event Centre Turns Into TV Set for New Show Whitstable Pearl

Production for new murder mystery series, Whitstable Pearl, based on novels by Julie Wassmer, was filmed at The Kent Event Centre.

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How Conferences Will Continue in 2021

With the imminent easing of lockdown and the successful rollout of the vaccine, this article explores how conferences will be able to continue in 2021.

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A discovery of trenches

The Kent Event Centre is home to over 200 acres of land and we’ve recently made some interesting discoveries in Stockings Wood.

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Virtual Conference v Real Life interaction

The Online event world has sprung into action with new technology but can it be sustainable?

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Beautiful Bluebells in the sunshine

One of the favourite times of the year at the Kent Event Centre is April when our Murrain Wood bursts into life with a carpet of Bluebells.

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Build It Live announces Kent show date for 2020

Visit Build It Live for inspirational ideas and the opportunity to meet our experts who can offer invaluable advice whether you are looking to renovate, build a new home or update your existing property.

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Why our venue has become dementia friendly

Fifteen members of our event team took part in Dementia Friends training to understand dementia and find out what it is like living with the condition on a daily basis.

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6 reasons to bring your association event to Kent Event Centre

At the Kent Event Centre, we have recently diversified our offering to attract more association events to the venue.

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Kent Event Centre targets international association event business

Kent Event Centre has diversified its offering to attract more association events.

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2018’s Summer of Concerts

Deputy Event Centre Manager, Ellie Nicholl reflects on hosting the Kent Event Centre’s largest ever single date concert.

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How to be great at customer service

Good customer service is imperative in business. We all know it, but sadly some businesses aren’t very good at fulfilling it.

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Where does mindfulness sit in the workplace?

Alison Wallington of Kent Event Centre says it can be too easy to rush through life without paying attention to the present.

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How CSR can help your venue to boost customer relations

Alison Wallington of Kent Event Centre looks at how corporate social responsibility can make great business sense.

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