What's Floating Around

What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? Week Commencing 31 July 2017


Welcome to another week –  and as it’s Yorkshire Day tomorrow, we are going all Yorkshire here at Cloud 9 Towers. Celebrated on 1 August every year, Yorkshire Day is a day to remember, and celebrate, the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire.

Originally founded as a military holiday, it historically stems from a few military customs and some protests about losing Yorkshire’s cultural identity. The military permitted the regiments to wear a rose in their head dresses although the original Light Infantry wore a white rose instead of red, and the protests were created against the the Local Government re-organisation in 1974.

For those among us who are far too young to recall this, this started with the Local Government Act of 1972 where local boundary changes were imposed, and many of the communities involved were hugely opposed to the changes, and the changes to their local authority services.

Yorkshire was one of the counties really affected and The West Riding County Council was abolished,  along with many local district councils.  Some areas such as Craven and Bowland changed from being administered by the West Riding County Council,  to Lancashire County Council – which did not go down at all well with many residents with local loyalties.

But all of this posturing and history aside, Yorkshire Day from our perspective,  is a great excuse to celebrate the diversity of this great county and our #VenueTipoftheDay this week will feature a great venue in Yorkshire, daily at 12.30pm.

From the busy bustling streets of Leeds to the lovely cobbled streets of York and the majesty of Harrogate, Yorkshire remains a fabulous place and anyone working in the events industry will know the rich and diverse selection of great venues available for meetings, events and conferences. With a range of great cities including Sheffield, Bradford, Ripon, Wakefield, and of course, the 2017 Capital of Culture Hull, there is a really unique flavour over every sector of contemporary commerce and  business across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire has three amazing National Parks including the Peak District, the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and the huge skies of the North York Moors, as well as a vast  Heritage Coast with miles of coastline hiding lovely fishing villages and countless secret coves.

If you are constantly being challenged to source new and interesting venues to make your next conference ‘extra special’, then from wacky to wonderful, this amazing county  has a multitude of purposeful and motivating venues to surprise your delegates – just ask us via our free venue finding service and we’ll be happy to help – Yorkshire has so much to offer.

So be loud, be proud and celebrate Yorkshire Day this week by booking your next event in this magnificent county!

Have a great week.