Monmouthshire is well known for its picturesque views and rolling countryside, but it also business hot spot with multiple venues to hold meetings and conferences out of the bustle of the City.
Rail, road and air travel services are within reasonable travel distance and London and Birmingham are less than two hours away.
Business News Wales lists the top five venues and hotels with a difference it recommends for client and business meetings.
A four-star privately owned, Country house and hotel set in rural Monmouthshire, it is renowned for its outstanding food and high-standard hospitality. It has numerous conference rooms that caters for between two and 90 people.
The meeting rooms offer plenty of light and countryside views, creating a positive environment for business thinking.
The meeting and conference facilities cater for small and large conferences and meetings.
With natural light and air conditioning, attendees can attend meetings in comfort.
The Angel is a 3 star hotel located in the centre of Abergavenny and situated between seven hills on the Welsh/English border.
It offers free WiFi and accomaodates 10 -180 guests.
This is a grade 1 listed, versatile meeting venue in the heart of Monmouth. It has a It has easily accessible links to the M4, M5 and M50 and Newport, Cardiff and Bristol can be reached within the hour.
There a number of rooms to choose from depending on the size of the meeting. There is free WiFi and there are projectors, flip charts and photocopying services available.
For a team building exercise with a difference to help teams work together better, Forest Jump tree top adventure provides the ideal situation to lend a hand to a colleague.
Located in woodland ground at the Celtic Manor resort, it is fun and helps to build bridges and encourage interaction amongst work teams.
The Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel, is in the historic town of Usk in Monmouthshire. Privately owned, it has been hosting conferences and meetings for over 36 years.
Businesses can hire a variety of rooms that cater for functions, meetings, exhibitions, conferences for between 20 to 250 people.
There is arrange of equipment available to hire, including overhead and multi-media projectors and screens and the in-house technical staff is always available for help with any glitches. The hotel also offers complimentary wireless broadband.