A series of executive style meeting rooms each featuring wall mounted plasma screens, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and tea/coffee machines where delegates can help themselves throughout the day.
These light and airy meeting rooms, which are located opposite the delegate lounge area also have the added benefit of being inter-connected, perfect for breakout sessions. Accommodating up to 14 boardroom, 30 theatre style and 16 cabaret style these syndicate rooms provide the ideal environment for training events, smaller board meetings and those important business discussions.
Sir George Gibb joined Great Western Railway as a Solicitor, rising through the ranks to become General Manager of the North Eastern Railway in 1891. He was knighted in 1904.
Probably the most famous of York’s railwaymen, George Leeman led an extraordinary life as a lawyer, Liberal MP for York and, finally, Chairman of the North Eastern Railways from 1874 to 1880. Appropriately enough, his statue stands just a stone’s throw from The Grand.
Sir Matthew White Ridley, also known as the 1st Viscount Ridley, was the Chairman of the North Eastern Railway in 1902. From 1895-1900 he served as Home Secretary in Lord Salisbury’s government.