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Veganuary: 5 tips to make your event vegan-friendly
14 Jan

With January comes Veganuary. The campaign encourages the public to go vegan for a month. And it seems that more and more people switch to a plant-based diet for good. Many companies have had to rethink their products and offers to be more inclusive of this growing market. And the events industry is no exception. So, how can event professionals deliver vegan-friendly events? In this blog, we give you 5 tips to make your event vegan-friendly.

Seed Kitchen
5 Nov

You know our motto: with us, events don’t cost the earth. With this in mind, our Events team is always working on new creative and sustainable ideas for your events. And we think that you will like what they have just come up with: an eco-friendly reception in our brand new restaurant Seed Kitchen.

Bake the Difference
16 Oct

As the Bake the Difference programme returns for its second year at Friends House, we reflect on the highs and lows of Year 1 of the programme. The trainees and the staff involved tell us how this baking project changed their lives and what to expect for Year 2.

5 ways to reduce, reuse, recycle at events
23 Sep

Recycle Week 2019 is on and the theme this year is: “Recycling. It’s in our own hands.” We couldn’t agree more! Recycling is part and parcel of our sustainability strategy. However, we think that prevention is better than cure. We try to reduce the number of items we purchase or reuse items before turning to recycle.

Seed Kitchen
11 Sep

It's veggie time at Friends House! We are opening Seed Kitchen, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant with a focus on local sourcing.

Blog Green Tourism Gold accreditation and LVA awards
25 Jul

Our green venue has just received a Green Tourism Gold accreditation and is shortlisted in the sustainability category at the London Venue Awards 2019.

We are a Living Wage Employer
15 Jul

Friends House is a Living Wage Employer, paying staff above the London Living Wage. We are committed to equality and fairness among our employees.

TOP 10 Tips to run your sustainable event
8 Jul

Sustainability regularly hits the headlines. So what can event professionals do at their level?

Award Winning venue
10 Jun

Our annual Staff Conference took place last month. Members of the Facilities, Catering, Sales and Events and Management Teams all came together to discuss what it means to work at Friends House and our collective aims for the Company going forward. We also spent time celebrating our achievements from the last year.

Solar Panels and Wind Turbines
10 May

It’s no secret that we all need to be more sustainable in how we live our lives. The UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals were created to ensure that the planet and all those on it can live peacefully, without poverty in an environmentally friendly world. Friends House has several policies in place to ensure that we do our part in this, which are built into our environmental commitments.