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Great Potential has had the honour and pleasure to have represented a wide variety of clients since 1999.

You can view a selection of our current clients on this page and references can be supplied on request.

Bedern Hall York


Bedern Hall York

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Bedern Hall, dating from the 14th century, is situated in the heart of York, close to all city centre facilities. Originally part of the College of the Vicars Choral, the Hall has historic links with York Minster.

Renovated in more recent years, the Hall combines the best of the old and the new.

Bedern Hall has been equipped to provide modern facilities for meetings, seminars and smaller conferences; wedding receptions including civil ceremonies, private functions, dinners, lunch events and other social and family gatherings.

Tel: 01904 653698



Falcon Manor Hotel Settle

Falcon Manor is located on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales market town of Settle; a former rectory, it is surrounded by rolling hills and open countryside.

Falco Manor Settle

Settle is an ideal location from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, with every activity catered for; climbing, cycling, golf, horse riding, potholing, railways, swimming, tennis, walking and even leisurely drives in your car or riding your motorcyle through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales.

Falcon Manor, Skipton Road, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9BD
Tel: 01729 823814
Fax: 01729 822087

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Pinewood Park Scarborough


Piewood Tipis


Here's a venue with a difference.


Pinewood Park near Scarborough North Yorkshire.


Pinewood is the perfect location for a group booking - whether a celebration, a charity event, a team building exercise, a family reunion, a school visit, a wedding celebration, a staff weekend away or even a group of friends who like organising breaks away together.


Pinewood has 4 fantastic authentic native American Indian Tipis, 8 large canvas 'modern' Tipi tents and 2 cowboy  tents, 4 Cowboy Camping Shacks, and 2 Western Wagons.       


Woody's barn is the perfect indoor venue and is available to hire at group events.

Woodys Barn


Pinewood, Racecourse Road (A170), Scarborough. YO12 5TG UKingdom

Tel: UK 01723 367278   Mobile: 07787378111 (this is the best number to call us on as we spend all day working on the site)

Office opening hours: 9am - 7pm



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The Wensleydale Railway


Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way. Wensleydale Railway Steam

Pre-booked groups are always very welcome on the Wensleydale Railway. Within the scope of the timetable, provide any type of group travel package to suit your needs.

For groups of twelve or more people, special discounts apply. These vary according to the number in the group and the time of year, but can offer substantial savings on standard fares.

Tel: 08454 50 54 74


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Grinkle Park Hotel


Grinkle Park Hotel


An elegant baronial mansion, Grinkle Park is cradled between the North Yorkshire Moors and the superb North East coast, near Whitby. It offers some of the most stunning accommodation in North Yorkshire and is the ideal place to stay for exploring Whitby, and the beautiful Yorkshire coast including Robin Hood Bay, and Runswick Bay. We're close to Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Guisborough too.

Tel: 01287 640515


Grinkle Park, Grinkle Lane,Easington
Near Whitby, Cleveland, TS13 4UB

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Central Hall Westminster


Central Hall Westminster


Central Hall Westminster boasts 30 rooms of different sizes, all of which are incredibly versatile to suit your needs. Floor plans and virtual tours around some of the most popular rooms are available to help you choose the right room and setup for your event. Every room benefits from Wi-Fi access, whilst IT and audio visual requirements can be tailored to suit your needs.

Tel: 0207 222 8010


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The Angel Hotel & Bentley's Restaurant, Midhurst, West Sussex.


Angel Hotel & Bentley's Grill Midhurst


Situated in the heart of the south downs, the Angel Hotel and Bentleys restaurant offers a unique blend of fresh contemporary design, while paying respect to the heritage of over 400 years of history.

The hotel offers meetings suites for up to 60 delegates and competitive conference and banqueting terms, plus exclusive use and team building options.

Tel: 01730 812421

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Wydale Hall near Scarborough


Wydale Hall near Scarborough

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Wydale Hall is a beautiful Country House originally built in the 18th Century set in fourteen acres of gardens and woodlands.

It offers a quality environment including 28 ensuite bedrooms, a choice of meeting suites for up to 60 delegates and lounge overlooking the gardens, library, bar, and wifi access. Outside, there are terraced gardens and woodland, a labyrinth, an all weather sports pitch and tennis court, a grassed activity area and an adventure playground.

Tel: 01723 859723


Scargill House, holiday, conference and retreat centre, Kettlewell, Skipton

Scargill House Conference Centre Kettlewell near Skipton

Originally built in the 18th century, Scargill House has been developed significantly over the years and since the early 1960s has been a Christian retreat, conference and holiday centre. Scargill House offers comfortable single and twin rooms for around 70 people. Some are en-suite, two are suitable for people with disabilities, and there are free tea and coffee points. Scargill House offers you numerous flexible meeting rooms for meetings, conferences, seminars or teaching/ training sessions. AV equipment is also available.

Tel: 01756 761236


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Whilst much of GP's work is helping hotels and venues, in addition to the clients listed on this page, Great Potential also supports a number of other tourism initiatives.

York Mystery Plays


The York Mystery Cycle illustrates the Christian history of the world from Creation to Last Judgement. Each play was sponsored and subsidised by one of the city's craft guilds. The word "mystery" means a "trade" or "craft" in medieval English. "Mystery" is also a religious truth or rite. The 2010 production will again fill the City streets with drama and spectacle, offering a truly unique experience for local and visitor alike. The plays were performed on waggons at various locations throughout the City, on Sunday 11th July & Sunday 18th July 2010.

The Rowntree Society


A charity set up to try to ensure that the work and ideas of the Rowntree family continue to influence a new generation.

GP assisted the society in developing corporate fund-rasing for the Society's Rowntree Walks and continues to act in an advisory role on commercial matters. For more information on how your business could benefit from supporting The Rowntree Society, please call John Gallery.

Tel: 07967 03262

 VisitBritain GREAT Britain Venues with Great Potential

Inspiring locations, extensive facilities and first class service are featured in the Venues with Great Potential collection. Organisers of conferences, meetings, incentive programmes and events can take advantage of good value options at these independent and group hotels in the UK.
*All Venues with Great Potential can be booked online.

For more information, opportunities for individual and group site visits, special rates and offers please contact John Gallery at the address below or the venues direct mentioning Great Potential.

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Featured Venues


Mount Royale Hotel and OXO's on the Mount, York.


York's premier family hotel business, the Mount Royale Hotel and Burbridges Restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere, quality service ethic and personal attention by the Oxtoby family since 1967. This luxurious hotel is unique in a number of ways, but none more so than its country house feel and beautiful surrounding gardens, something not often associated with an inner city hotel. The Mount Royale Hotel is situated at the top of The Mount, which is one of the oldest and most picturesque approaches into the historic City of York.

Mount Royale Hotel York

Tel: 01904 628856 Fax: 01904 611171
The Mount Royale Hotel, York, YO24 1GU

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OXO's Restaurant

The Mount Royale Hotel York has opened OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount in a return to the hotel’s traditional family-operated full service dining.

The Oxtoby family have owned and operated the Mount Royale Hotel since 1967 and for many years gained a fine reputation for dining and quality service as OXO’s restaurant. The new OXO’s Restaurant on The Mount is a return to this quality and care serving traditional British and European food with a modern twist. 


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  • Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa.
  • Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa York


York's first five star hotel has appointed Great Potential to deliver a new campaign to attract overseas business visitors to the hotel. The campaign will target inbound bookers of meetings, incentive packages and high-level groups with special interests in York and Yorkshire. "The Cedar Court Grand Hotel is an historic & interesting building in its own right and this new campaign includes partnerships with VisitYork and many of the City's historic attractions such as York Minster Conference Centre at St William's College, Bedern Hall and others." comments GP managing director, John Gallery.

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  • Best Western Crown Hotel Boroughbridge

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  • Junction 48 A1(M) Three star 37 bedroom independent hotel, former coaching inn, conferences to 120, leisure club with swimming pool and fitness suite, public lounges, Crown Grill and Stables bar, Free wi-fi, secure car park.

Tel: 01423 322328 Email:;


Best Western Kilima Hotel York

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City centre independent hotel with free parking, 26 bedrooms including four poster rooms, board room to 15, lounge, wi-fi throughout, bar and restaurant, leisure club with swimming pool and fitness suite.

Tel: 01904 625787 Email:;


Aston Hotel Darlington



Here's a hotel that is geared up for business and is keen to do that with you. At junction 59 of the A1(M) motorway near Darlington, the Aston Hotel is convenient, has a friendly team and offers a bright and cheerful welcome to business guests whilst providing just the right level of services and facilities to meet your needs… and there's more to come as the hotel is gearing up for refurbishment…

Aston Hotel near Darlington opened in 2002 and has moved into its second decade by making a commitment to a major refurbishment and development that will provide business guests with fresh contemporary surroundings.


Tel: 01325 329600 Email:

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Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel


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Independent three-star silver award Victorian country house hotel close to Whitby 26 bedrooms including suites and four poster rooms, four acres of landscaped grounds including tennis court and croquet lawn, conferences to 120. AA Rosette Quinns at Dunsley Hall restaurant, lounge with stained glass, wi-fi, outdoor pursuits at nearby Ramsdale Farm. Free parking.

Tel: 01947 893437 Email:

The Lodge Leeming Bar


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Conveniently located just off the A1(M) J51 at Bedale in North Yorkshire, the comfortable 39 roomed Lodge with shop, restaurant, cafe, bar and meeting rooms is ideal for the business and leisure traveller alike due to its location between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales and close to Tees Valley, Durham and Northumberland. The Lodge is the ideal stop off point halfway between London and Scotland - just 10 miles south of Scotch Corner.

Tel: : 01677 422122 Email:


The Red Lea Hotel Scarborough


Red Lea Hotel

The Red Lea Hotel is located on Prince of Wales Terrace on the South Bay of Scarborough just a hundred yards from the SPA.

Gardens opposite create a tranquil setting and there is on street parking surrounding the hotel. The independent property has seen recent upgrades to bedrooms and public areas and there is a good meeting room for up to 40 delegates plus syndicates and a heated indoor swimming pool free for all delegates.

The Red Lea Hotel, Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2AJ

Tel: 01723 362431 Email: - Website:

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The Newington York


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Friendly and welcoming family-run hotel with meetings for up to 50. The Newington Hotel offers the facilities and hospitality usually only associated with much larger hotels, while retaining the personal service, cosy and comfortable atmosphere which can only come from a family-run business.

The Newington boasts a sauna and indoor pool area for the exclusive use of guests. Wi-Fi, lounge; bar; restaurant. York Railway station is 5 minutes away by car and the city centre is 10-15 minutes on foot.

Tel: 01904 625173 Email:

The World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot

Set in the picturesque market town of Thirsk, 23 Kirkgate is home to the world famous vet-come-author James Herriot. Today you can step back in time and experience the life of a vet and see what has made James Herriot into a global phenomenon. Come and get behind the scenes of the BBC series, and see what has been capturing the hearts and minds of so many around the world, all the while putting Yorkshire firmly on the map.

World of James Herriot Ltd, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL

Yorkshire Air Museum


Yorkshire Air Museum

For a strikingly different venue to hold exhibitions, conferences, product launches, receptions, consider the Yorkshire Air Museum. A large, historic site with a unique atmosphere it is an ideal venue for private functions, Squadron and Association Re-unions and AGM’s and a whole host of events including Wedding Receptions and Blessings. Centrally located in the Yorkshire region near York and easy to find from the national motorway network (just follow the brown museum signs), with unlimited free parking and no queues, the Museum offers excellent facilities for groups and events.

The main advantages:
Highly competitive rates; Good road access; Ample FREE parking; Quality in-house catering; Highly flexible meeting and function room; Wide, level access – excellent for setting up and disabled access.

The Elvington Room can cater for conferences of 200 in theatre style and accommodate a number of other styles and offers a superb free standing exhibition area. It is ideal for training seminars as it can be arranged in classroom style. The Main Display Hangar, with the unique features of a superb historic aircraft backdrop provides a stunning location and is perfect for larger exhibitions and has been used for a number of product launches by major companies and organisations.

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Middleton Lodge Private Country House near Darlington


Middleton Lodge Private Country House near Scotch Corner


Situated in picturesque Yorkshire countryside, Middleton Lodge is  one of the country's most intimate and original destination venues, its 200 acre Georgian estate offers 17 bedrooms, accommodating up to 26 overnight corporate guests and can hold day Conferences for up to 120 delegates. Exclusive hire of a range of facilities set within 200 acres of private parkland.

• 17 individually styled bedrooms with over-night stay for up to 26 adults.

• Award winning Chef catering for up to 50 guests within the house and 120 in our marquee within the grounds

•Extra activities on site include Private Cinema, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Cookery Demonstrations or Wine Tasting in the Cellar Bar

• Support & assistance when required with total flexibility above all complete privacy.

• Stunning auditorium with 5 break off rooms with Wi-Fi, projectors, AV devices and office facilities all available wherever required.

• 1 mile from A1(M) Scotch Corner, 7 miles from Darlington train station, links to London (2.5hrs) or Edinburgh (2hrs). Leeds, Newcastle & Middlesbrough all within an hours’ drive. Tel: 01325 377977 Email Book Venues with Great Potential Now

York Minster Event Centre at St William's College


York Minster Event Centre at St Williams's College York Book Venues with Great Potential Now

The origins of St William’s College date back to the 15th century. St William, William Fitzherbert, is York’s native saint and great grandson of William the Conqueror. The rooms at St William's College provide a unique setting in York for conferences, meetings, weddings and celebrations.

Tel: 01904 557233

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Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel


Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel Leeds

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High-Tech Data Conferencing Suite opens at Weetwood Hall


Facility for training, communication, collaboration projects and sustainable meetings.

Set within 9 acres of parkland estate, Weetwood Hall is the largest and most flexible four-star conference centre and hotel in the North of England. Weetwood Hall is one of the few Leeds Hotels combining the original features of the 17th Century Manor House, which boast an interesting history along with 'state of the art' technology found within the purpose built 37 room conference centre. There are 106 en-suite bedrooms, offering six different styles of accommodation, including 12 luxury Manor House bedrooms and 2 feature four poster bedrooms individually decorated to reflect the traditional style of the house.

Tel: 0113 230 6000 Email:;


Worham Hotels

London-based Workham Hotels and York-based Venues with Great Potential (GP) have announced a strategic alliance for hotel and venue representation. The two companies represent a wide range of hotels and venues in the UK and Europe. Workham Hotels has 13 hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Mallorca, Cote d’Azur, and Basilicata. Founded by Jonathan White, Workham represents an impressive portfolio of unique hotels and venues in key cities and resorts around the world.