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"On behalf of Tina, we would like to thank you and your team for ensuring that Tina’s retirement party was a resounding success. The staff couldn’t do enough for us from the delicious catering, providing any extras to setting up the audio/visual equipment, Tina and all her guests thoroughly enjoyed the occasion"
H.Hussain, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
"Everything was beautiful from start to finish. Our conference went extremely well, because all the ‘nuts and bolts’ were catered for by your staff and I could concentrate on greeting people and ensuring that the programme run smoothly"
H.Old, Parkinson’s UK
"The day went very well. The venue and staff are excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We’ll be back again"
T.Stevenson, The AA
"This was a superb venue – we felt convinced before and during that all we needed would be done professionally. Such friendly service and would recommend highly"
D.Schafer, Glenside Healthcare
"I have spent two and a half weeks working in your premises and would like to say that the welcome and hospitality we received at the Ark have been The Best I’ve experienced so far...since in the UK"
C.Hooper, Avanta Training
"Everyone at the Ark was incredibly helpful – we were answered with a Yes for everything we asked for"
S.Coombes, NHS England
"We think the centre is excellent, the service is excellent. Staff really went out of their way to look after us and our delegates. A really wonderful experience, Thank you"
A.Gaunt, The FSI
"Outstanding in every possible way! Would you recommend the Ark: No – because I want to keep it for us!"
"The Ark was the perfect venue for our event and I cannot fault the efforts of the staff in helping us make the event run smoothly and to time. All of our speakers have commented on how fantastic the event was – not just in content and atmosphere but also in keeping to time scales and the effectiveness of the venue staff in keeping everything running smoothly and professionally. I would not hesitate in recommending The Ark as a venue to other organisations and we will definitely be bringing our business back to you for future events"
D.Patton, Great Guns Marketing
"The event went particularly smoothly, every detail had been thought of. The space was excellent, everyone had a lot of room, which subsequently led to a very relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very accommodating, particularly when we had to make space for another unannounced exhibitor. I’m struggling to think of any improvements, I think you’ve got it nailed"
T.Hillier, Royal College of Nursing
"We wanted to pass on our thanks to The Ark team for our event. I had to pick up the arrangements for the event with no handover from my team here and the support that I received from you was second to none. We have received feedback from the publishers that our event was a success and we could not have achieved this without your fabulous team"
"On behalf of ACPIRT, i would like to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to you and the team for providing us with excellent and good venue, support, gourmet food and instructions how to find you – all was very good and brilliant! There were many comments on the excellent venue and the pleasure of being there!"
G. Berry, ACPIRT
"We were able to run this event smoothly due to the efficient and organised staff at the Ark, the food and beverages were top class and all of our delegates seemed pleased. Great facilities and excellent staff. Thank you. P.S. Cake Heaven!"
G. Salisbury, Clockwork Marketing & Events
"The event was a huge success, due to 2 teams (yours and ours) both working like well-oiled machines. Your staff were exceptionally responsive and warm. Nothing was too much trouble – in fact, they knew what we wanted before we asked. I’m looking for an excuse to come again myself!"
N. Posford, Parkinsons UK
"We held our Kick Off Meeting with you and I just wanted to say how fantastic everything was. I have been working in Basingstoke and booking events for many years, and never knew about the Ark Centre, but it was far better service and more equipped than your general hotel!"
J. Nicholls, Omnico Group
"The service attitude of every member of staff is outstanding. No request is viewed as a problem. It makes the process of running a course so much easier and stress free. My thanks to every member of staff for making the 5 days go so well. This level service is by far the best I have experienced in the UK – ever!"
B. Swales, NHS South Central
"The event went very well. The venue and staff are superb. The food was delicious. The staff are among the best we have worked with!"
J. Ilett, Shire Pharmaceuticals