On Thursday, the Dolman Exhibition Hall welcomed In-house Recruitment Live (IHR) – a limited one day exhibition for in-house recruiters, bringing together industry thought-leaders and experts for outstanding presentations, high-value networking and tool showcasing within Talent Acquisition.

With nearly 20 stands set up in the hall and guest speakers throughout the day, the event saw more than 500 people in attendance.

That evening, Ashton Gate also played host to two black-tie fundraising dinners, with the Lord Mayor’s Charity Dinner in the Heineken Lounge, and the FBE Great Western Brunel Dinner in the Lansdown Restaurant.

More than 170 guests, including Lord Mayor Cllr Steve Smith attended the 100th Children’s Appeal Gala Dinner, with former Somerset cricketer, Peter Trego the evening’s keynote speaker. 

The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal is a registered charity that raises money throughout the year to help the city’s most disadvantaged children and young people at Christmas time.

The second dinner of the evening – the FBE Great Western Brunel Dinner – was hosted by comedienne Rachel Parris, who entertained the 500 guests. The Forum for the Built Environment (FBE) is the leading independent built environment networking organisation. 

On Friday night, the Care and Support Awards capped an incredible week at the stadium. The Annual Care and Support West Care Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of Care Professionals in the South West. We represent care across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset; with some 500 Care Providers existing in these regions.