New business venues up for grabs in Hull as Students Union launches venture

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 Mar 2019

New venues for business conferences and events are up for grabs in Hull as the university’s Students Union throws open the doors to some of its best-known spaces.

The union has launched a new business venture, known as HUU Services Ltd, in a bid to make the most of venues including the Asylum Nightclub, Sanctuary bar and Eat Italia.

The venues can cater for all sizes of business events, from those looking to seat as little as 30 people right up to over 500.

Fran Lane, entertainments manager at the Hull University Students Union, said: “The commercial side of the union has been going for a long time already, through the nightclub, bars and eateries we have.

“What we are now looking to do is get more people using these spaces for business events such as conferences and presentations.

“We have some quite large spaces which can be changed around to suit the needs of customers. In the past we have been more focused on student-led events, but now we are looking to open the venues up more to the community.”

Ms Lane said some of the union’s venues would also make good after-party spaces for larger awards and conference events across Hull.

She said the prices the union was able to charge made it very competitive in the city.

“A lot of venues like the ones we have available charge a lot of money, and for some organisations it makes it unaffordable,” she said.

“We feel we can offer better value than a lot of other venues - we can cater for events of all sizes, and offer very reasonable prices.”

Venues available to hire include the Asylum nightclub, Sanctuary Bar, Scoop cafe and Eats Italia.

For more information, you can email Ms Lane at

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