The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious E Awards.

Being named finalists for the Best MICE Supplier, Best Scottish Venue and Events Team, and Best Sustainable Supplier recognises the four-star hotel’s commitment to excellence in hospitality, sustainability, and event management.

The E Awards, renowned for showcasing the pinnacle of Scottish events, has recognised the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel for its exceptional contributions to the industry. As a leading venue in Clydebank, the hotel offers unparalleled facilities and a dedicated team committed to delivering memorable experiences for every guest.

The hotel’s dedicated Events Team has been selected for their professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail. With a wealth of experience in event planning and management, they collaborate closely with clients to bring their vision to life, providing seamless planning and unforgettable experiences.

In addition to its exceptional hospitality services, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has also been commended for their commitment to sustainability. The team has introduced a number of eco-friendly practices throughout its operations, from energy-efficient systems to waste reduction initiatives, demonstrating its dedication to environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Commercial and Logistics Director, Denis Flanagan said: “We are thrilled to be named finalists in three categories at the prestigious E Awards.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who continually strive to exceed expectations and uphold our reputation as one of Scotland’s top event destinations.

“Part of what sets us apart from our competitors is our unique partnership with NHS Golden Jubilee.

“This collaboration has helped to establish us as one of the leading healthcare venues in Scotland, providing dedicated facilities for training and conferences.

“Being named finalists in the Best Sustainable Supplier category reaffirms our commitment to sustainability and inspires us to continue our efforts to protect the planet for future generations.”

Nestled on the banks of the River Clyde, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel boasts state-of-the-art facilities tailored to meet the needs of a diverse range of events.

From conferences and meetings to weddings and special occasions, the hotel offers versatile spaces equipped with the latest technology and amenities.

With a legacy of outstanding service and a vision for the future, the hotel looks forward to continuing to elevate the standards of the hospitality industry in Scotland and beyond.

For more information about the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel and its award-winning services, please visit Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

 

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is proud to announce its continued recognition by the AA with a 4-star accreditation for the 21st consecutive year.

This remarkable achievement reaffirms the Hotel’s unwavering commitment and delivery of excellence in hospitality, conferences and guest satisfaction.

Situated in the heart of Clydebank, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has a long standing reputation for providing high quality services, industry leading facilities, and dedication to providing guests with an unforgettable experience.

The demanding AA accreditation process evaluates various aspects of the Hotel’s facilities and services, including accommodation, dining options, leisure facilities, and customer service.

Commercial and Logistics Director Denis Flanagan said: “We are absolutely thrilled to once again receive the AA 4-star accreditation.

“Achieving and maintaining a 4-star rating for over two decades is a remarkable achievement and highlights our position as a leading destination for both leisure and business travellers.

“This is a direct reflection of our team’s dedication to delivering exceptional service and ensuring that every guest enjoys a memorable stay with us.”

Guests can expect nothing but the finest amenities and hospitality during their stay at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, including spacious rooms, award-winning dining options, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and a range of leisure activities to suit every need.

Whether visiting for business or pleasure, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel continues to set the standard for excellence in the hospitality industry.

With its unparalleled service, and commitment to exceeding guest expectations, it remains the first choice for many travellers, delegates and visitors seeking a truly exceptional experience.

For more information about the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, please visit https://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has moved one step closer to becoming the most sustainable conference venue in Scotland after receiving the prestigious ECOsmart Gold accreditation.

One of only two Scottish venues awarded the Gold accreditation, the 4-star venue was commended for their responsible business practices, innovative sustainability solutions and ethical values.

The Gold accreditation was achieved after successfully showcasing their dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship, and commitment to building a greener future in line with the Scottish Government’s target to become net zero by 2045.

With a history of providing their delegates and guests with sustainable options, including paperless meetings and hybrid events, the hotel is well known for their commitment to social responsibility.

ECOSmart Gold is the latest recognition of the hotel’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

They also hold Visit Scotland Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold, International Association of Conference Centres GreenStar Scheme and the Venues of Excellence Committed to Sustainability Awards.

Louise Boyse, Commercial and Business Development Director at Greengage said: “The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is a worthy recipient of the ECOSmart gold accreditation with impressive initiatives such as the tree planting and reducing water usage.

“It’s heartening to see how the team has fully embraced environmental sustainability and educated staff on how to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.”

Commercial and Logistics Director, Denis Flanagan said: “Receiving the ECOsmart Gold award is a milestone on our journey to adopting eco-friendly practices across all aspects of our operations.

“We strive to lead by example, from conserving water resources, using innovative technology solutions, sourcing sustainable materials and supporting local businesses.

“Our ECOsmart accreditation demonstrates our commitment to sustainability to our staff, guests and delegates and guarantees we are on the right path to shaping a greener world.”

To book your conference or event at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, visit https://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/conferences/ or call 0141 951 6006

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel team joined colleagues from across NHS Golden Jubilee on Wednesday to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the NHS.

The multi-award winning 4-Star Hotel in Clydebank is a leading conference Centre in Scotland, Aim Secure accredited and the only Scottish member of the UK’s Venues of Excellence and the International Association of Conference Centres.

The Hotel has played a vital role as part of the NHS, providing patients and their loved ones from across Scotland with accommodation when they need it most, with more than 194,000 complimentary stays since 2007.

With 15 flexible meeting spaces available, intelligent technology and dedicated events team, the Conference Hotel has become the number 1 conference venue for NHS Scotland, and as of 2007 has played host to more than 129,000 NHS delegates.

Denis Flanagan, Commercial and Logistic Director at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel said: “As an NHS Conference Hotel, we stand proud of our small but mighty contribution to the wider NHS on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary.

“We offer support and hospitality to patients and their families’ post and pre operation, while creating a haven and comfort during anxious times.

“Out meeting spaces are designed so that our NHS colleagues have state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that knowledge converges, ideas ignite and collaboration flourishes.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff from across the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel volunteered to be redeployed to work alongside their NHS colleagues, with many choosing to work in front line roles at NHS Golden Jubilee.

Denis said: “Our staff within the Hotel truly embrace the NHS values, this was especially shown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The team provided flexibility, warmth, welcome and a can do attitude to those they supported within NHS Louise Jordan, NHS Golden Jubilee and the medical education team within Healthcare Skills and Simulation Collaborative (HSSC).

“I would like to say thank you to our remarkable team for their commitment to the NHS and all our guests, visitors and delegates.”

In recent years the Hotel has invested in their technology and facilities to offer bespoke packages and opportunities for the NHS and healthcare organisations.

This investment included the addition of audio and visual links to operating theatres and cardiac catheterisation laboratories located within the Golden Jubilee University National Hospital.

With the mix of hotel and conference venue, and with exclusive access to the NHS Golden Jubilee Research Institute and clinical skills centre, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has become a top location for hosting residential, virtual and hybrid training to health and social care staff, as well as companies, academia and third sector organisations linked to health .

Most recently, the NHS Scotland Academy, a collaboration between NHS Education for Scotland and NHS Golden Jubilee, has been working with the Conference Hotel to deliver training to learners from across Scotland in the variety of meeting and events spaces available.

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel continues to play a unique role as part of the NHS by providing the accommodation, facilities and resources needed to patients and colleagues across Scotland.

To book your conference or event at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, visit https://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/conferences/ or call 0141 951 6006

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel are celebrating a landmark achievement, receiving their AA 4-star accreditation for the 20th year in a row.

The NHS owned hotel and conference venue located on the banks of the River Clyde continued their 2 decades of exceptional service for guests, impressing the AA inspectors with its stylish and modern fixtures.

Located just 20 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, the Hotel offers guests a relaxing base to explore the surrounding areas, including the picturesque Scottish countryside and Loch Lomond.

Staff at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel left a lasting impression on the Inspector, with comments made about their exceptional level of service and hospitality from start to finish.

The Hotel’s spacious and comfortable public areas were also at the forefront of the accreditation, with the hotel restaurant ‘BBar and Grill’ awarded the AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence.

Commercial and Logistics Director of the Conference Hotel, Denis Flanagan said: “When you consider the AA assesses more than 4,000 Hotels in the UK, we are thrilled with retaining our 4-star Hotel and AA rosette status.

“The praise and positive comments throughout the report in particular the high standards of genuine hospitality, cleanliness and culinary creativeness displayed during their stay is a true testament to our conviction of offering memorable customer experiences to all.

“To have consistently achieved this incredibly high standard for 20 years in a row (and counting) is only possible thanks to our amazing team at the Golden Jubilee, and I cannot thank them all enough for all their amazing work and dedication to our Hotel.”

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel are celebrating this New Year after successfully becoming an Aim Secure accredited (AIM) member of the prestigious Meetings Industry Association (MIA).

This world renowned accreditation is awarded to meeting and events venues who have a proven track record for delivering first-class service, excellent facilities and a total commitment to upholding legal compliance.

The multi-award winning 4-Star Hotel in Clydebank is a leading Conference Centre in Scotland, and the only Scottish member of the UK’s Venues of Excellence and the International Association of Conference Centres.

By demonstrating their exceptional service levels, adherence to health and safety and commitment to responsible business practices, the Conference Hotel will now feature as one of the MIA’s respected members.

Commercial and Logistics Director of the Conference Hotel, Denis Flanagan, said: “We are delighted to have received this accreditation and to have joined such an important association.

“The AIM accreditation with the Meetings Industry Association is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry.

“At the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, we are committed to offering an innovative state-of-the-art meeting and events environment while being underpinned with a 4 star Hotel service. With this accreditation, meeting bookers can immediately feel confident that our dedicated and experienced professionals will provide an exceptional experience for all of their clients and attendees.”

To become AIM Secure accredited, organisations must achieve at least 60% of the criteria including quality of meeting and events facilities, commitment to delivering a healthy and hygienic space and obligation to protecting the environment.

To book your conference or event at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, visit https://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/conferences/ or call 0141 951 6006

To find out more about the Meetings Industry Association, visit https://www.mia-uk.org/

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is delighted to announce that they are taking part in the warm places initiative to support the local community.

The 4 star hotel, based in West Dunbartonshire, has signed up for the initiative to allow anyone in need of warmth and community to go to a dedicated warm space to share with others.

Denis Flanagan, Commercial and Logistics Director for the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel commented: “As an NHS owned facility and a local employer, we felt it was the right thing to do to offer further support in any way we can.

“With the recent bitter cold temperatures, along with the well documented rise in energy bills, by giving people access to a warm place and a sense of community when they need it most, we can hopefully help those in need in our local area this holiday season.”

NHS Golden Jubilee staff have a track record of supporting West Dunbartonshire initiatives and charities. This year this has included staff from across the organisation have come together and generously donated over £430 to the West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare.

Many staff have also been gathering donations and contributing gifts to the Glasgow Spirit of Christmas Campaign. This includes toys, books, toiletries, clothing and more, all of which will be gifted to children across the local community this Christmas.

Several gift donations have also been made to the Clyde 1 Mission Christmas for Cash for Kids, an initiative that helps children living in poverty celebrate Christmas with food, heating and small gifts.

Gordon James, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, added: “At NHS Golden Jubilee, compassion is one of our values and we have a responsibility to look after not only our patients, staff and visitors, but also our local community.

“If taking part in the Warm Places initiative helps the health and wellbeing of just one person, then we have made a difference.”

For more information, or to find a Warm Space near you, please visit: warmspaces.org

Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel Director Bronagh Bell has retired after almost 16 years’ service – and over 25 years in the public sector.

Bronagh joined the organisation in late August 2006 during its time as the ‘Beardmore Hotel’.

Appointed to deliver a new strategy that focused on transforming the hotel into a Centre of Excellence for conferences and meetings, mainly for the NHS and public sector, Bronagh has delivered NHS Golden Jubilee’s vision to create a venue that has become an integral part of NHSScotland.

“I was recruited to deliver the strategy. A lot of that involved a change in direction and change of focus from the original concept of an ordinary 4 star hotel to focus on conferences, meetings, training and events. There was a lot of change management, not only with the team but with the facilities and services as well.”

Before being appointed as the Director of Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Bronagh worked in marketing, predominantly in the public sector.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Bronagh has experience working in hospitality from a young age, learning invaluable lessons in business and customer service from her father.

“I learned the fundamentals of business at the kitchen table from my father. When I came to the Beardmore, some of the things that he taught me back then in the 70’s about customer service came back to me. I had a very different career before and this was certainly more customer facing.”

“Before coming to the Hotel, my entire career was in marketing. One of my big passions was events, particularly for teachers.

“When I heard about this role I thought this is an opportunity to go from the people that organise everything to the people that deliver it. It gave me a critical perspective and understanding of what is needed to provide successful events.

“One of the things I’ve enjoyed as part of this 25 years of working in the public sector is that any income generated has been ploughed back into the public sector, originally in Education and now in Healthcare.

“I like that virtuous circle; it’s been a fantastic way to end my career helping re-invest in public services.”

Bronagh’s passion for delivering the strategy and vision of the Hotel has helped to create and uphold an award-winning Venue of Excellence, welcoming guests and delegates from across the world.

Although hospitality venues have experienced hardship over the years, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has continued to thrive, adapt and excel, winning Scottish Conference Hotel of the Year several times.

Delivering the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel vision has included renovation projects, from successfully remodelling reception to create a Central Plaza, the refurbishment of hotel bedrooms and many other projects that have provided the Hotel with extra space and modern upgrades.

Bronagh commented: “In recent years, we have undertaken huge remodelling to revitalise the space that has allowed our delegates and guests to mingle and network whilst also giving us the space to provide physical distancing measures during COVID-19.

Throughout her time as Director, Bronagh has dedicated her time to ensuring her staff fulfil their full potential, including during lockdown, where staff were redeployed to assist NHSScotland.

“I’m proud of our team for raising the bar year on year, through awards, services and profitability. I am also proud of keeping the passion and focus around the vision and strategy and believing we can do it.

“During the pandemic I was extremely proud of the way we were able to flex the team to work in other areas.

“There was a team that worked with NHS Louisa Jordan doing fantastic support work, there were staff that worked all across the Hospital and we had a number of staff remain in the hotel to provide meeting facilities for the healthcare service.”

Bronagh has led a dedicated team and created memories that she will cherish forever.

“They are a wonderful bunch of people who are really dedicated to what they do. I would like them all to follow their life dreams and to develop their careers.

“I would like to say thank you, it’s been an absolute privilege working with all of the team, particularly the team that have been there from the beginning, they’ve stuck by, and trusted me and I hope they all have bright futures.

“We know the old saying if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life and I think that’s been the case with most of my time at the Hotel. I have been very lucky to have worked with some wonderful people throughout my career. There’s fantastic people in the Jubilee across the Hotel and the Hospital.”

Jann Gardner, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, commented:

“‘Over the past 15 years, Bronagh has played a significant role in developing the Conference Hotel into the outstanding Venue of Excellence it is today.

“The facilities and staff have become key in hosting NHS and healthcare conferences, training days and events as well as providing accommodation for patients and their families from across Scotland. Thank you Bronagh for your dedication to Team Jubilee and I wish you a very happy and healthy retirement.”

A new year often marks a new beginning for many people and staff at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel are delighted to welcome several new team members who have joined our award winning Hotel team for 2022.

Sharon Smith (pictured below) has recently joined as Front Office Host following an 8-year career at Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens. With extensive experience in hospitality, Sharon has worked in a range of roles, including some time living and working in Turkey. Sharon has always enjoyed the variety hotel life offers – ‘It allows me the opportunity to speak with different people every day and no two days are the same.’

The Events Team welcomed a new Event Planner, Lisa Bunton. Lisa joins us from Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor and has over 20 years’ hospitality experience. Moving to Events from a Front Desk Role, Lisa is enjoying her new challenge working in the busy team who ensure that all meetings and events go to plan. ‘I really enjoy working in the hospitality sector as you get to meet so many interesting people from all over the world and never stop learning new things.’

We have also welcomed 5 new staff members to our Restaurant and Banqueting team. Erin Gallacher, Liam Gangel, Alex Spina (middle main picture) and George McCallion have started recently as Food & Beverage Hosts. Ross McFarlane, our new Food & Beverage Supervisor, joined the team at the end of 2021 and has worked previously for Leonardo Hotels and Greene King. Settling into his new role well, Ross said ‘I am delighted to have joined the Golden Jubilee team, everyone has made me feel welcome. I am looking forward to helping the team to reach their full potential and delivering a top class restaurant service to all our guests.’

And, in our Centre for Health & Wellbeing, two new Health Club Attendants have taken up posts or ‘transferred’ as they say in football parlance! Nathan Mackie (right main picture), previously Chef de Partie in the Hotel Kitchen, started his new position in January and we are thrilled that Aiden McCann (left main picture) has joined the squad as a permanent member of the team.

A very warm welcome to all of our new starts.  We look forward to the wealth of experience they will bring to the Hotel in their new roles and are confident that each and every one of them will develop their careers further in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

Finally, the hotel has reached the end of an era as our Director, Bronagh Bell, retires after being with us for 16 years. Bronagh has had an extensive career and has led the Beardmore and Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel from strength to strength since starting in 2006. A well-known face, Bronagh will be missed by colleagues, not only within NHS Golden Jubilee but across the wider NHS Scotland network and also within the UK events industry. Bronagh is looking forward to travelling when she leaves us at the end of February. We wish her all the very best in her retirement.

Bronagh said, ‘It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the Hotel since 2006.  I have had the great pleasure of working with some of the finest people in the industry.  It has been fantastic to see the Hotel develop as a world-class centre of excellence for conferences, meetings and events.  I know that it will continue to go from strength to strength with the hard work and vision of the amazing team I leave behind.’

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the way that we live and work upside down and the last 18 months have been like no other, particularly for the hospitality and events industry.

Here at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, we are reflecting on the journey that we have taken throughout the pandemic and are grateful to be finally emerging into the ‘new normal’.

In March 2020, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, like many hotels up and down the country, closed its doors as the country was plunged into lockdown. Little did we think that our doors would remain closed to the wider public until July 2021!

During this time, our Sales and Events teams were quickly put to work contacting conference clients and rescheduling dates, reassuring organisers that we would work with them to help their event take place safely when they were ready to return.

Technical co-ordinator, James Perrie, was working hard behind the scenes, researching developments in conference technology and upgrading our meeting room facilities to allow for virtual and hybrid meetings to take place. We now have a range of options available, from hosting a 1:1 interview via Skype or a fully virtual conference streamed online. For more information, see our brochure for details.

Some of our operational team members across the hotel embraced a range of roles across the NHS from working in other hotel departments to being redeployed to support our colleagues within NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Louisa Jordan. Emma Finlayson, Event Planner, said ‘My time at NHS Louisa Jordan was hugely rewarding. It was great to adapt my skills to a new role and felt like I was giving back to the NHS at such an important time.’

Finally, in May 2021, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel was given the go-ahead to begin a phased re-opening. We carefully considered each area of the hotel and put measures in place which allowed us to welcome guests and conference delegates back in the safest way possible.

With the option to offer socially distanced meeting capacities and sanitation kits in place in each of our meeting rooms, rest assured that it is safe to meet with us. We have made changes to our food and drink offering, giving the choice for more in-room dining for both hotel guests and in meeting rooms for delegates to minimise contact in public areas. Tea & coffee stations are now located in all meeting rooms and we have introduced individually wrapped food items and environmentally friendly single use products to help reduce contamination. Our Housekeeping team are also hard at work with enhanced hygiene measures in place throughout the hotel.

To find out more about what steps we are taking to keep you safe, visit our Covid-19 Information Hub.

Our doors were able to fully re-open in July and we are slowly beginning to see things return to a new way of normal. Members of the Sales Team were even able to exhibit at the first Scottish events show since the pandemic in September and it has been great to see and speak to clients face to face again for the first time in months and hear about their future plans.

With Glasgow currently preparing to host the COP 26 Conference in November, there is lots to look forward to across the city and the team at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel are hopeful for the future and ready to welcome you back.