BMA House

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BMA House – modern events with heritage. For almost 100 years BMA House has sat in the heart of London. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens – arguably the greatest British architect of the twentieth century – and opened by King George V, our remarkable, grade two listed building makes today’s special occasions all the more spectacular. Whether it’s a conference, social event or wedding, we have a true history of hospitality.

A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today.

Home to the British Medical Association since 1925, our venue now boasts 21 unique and versatile spaces including 11 purpose built meeting rooms, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology.

From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, our versatile event space offers the ideal solution for large conferences, meetings, AGMs, dinners, award ceremonies, product launches and exhibitions.

Our hidden gem offers more than just indoor space; take a step out of your meeting into the Courtyard and Garden, a rare asset within a city. A fantastic option for guests to unwind outside in the fresh air during breaks and can be hired in the evening and weekends for private events, drinks receptions and weddings.

Our passion for food is evident across all our menus; we support healthy events with your delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menu planning. Our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menu concepts which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. These very chefs have the industry knowledge to create bespoke menus and dishes designed with your event in mind, so if you require a personally tailored menu let our creative juices flow, we are confident you’ll leave us ravenous for more!

BMA House places sustainability at the heart of everything we do, which has won us a Gold award in Green Tourism in 2017, just one of five venues in London, a ‘Greenest Venue’ award in 2018, and more recently a ‘Most Sustainable Venue’ award in 2019 – no mean feat for a grade two listed building. We now place ourselves up with the capital’s best green venues! These prestigious certifications were awarded for our inspirational environmental ethos and excellent practices throughout the business. We are incredibly proud of these achievements and always strive to support sustainable events by sharing our expert knowledge each step of the way, and further contributing to the events industry’s green needs. We still have a way to go before we are fully sustainable but choose us as your venue for your next event and you’ll expect to find upgraded PIR and LED based lighting around the building, digital way-finding signage to reduce the need for paper signs, water saving devices on toilets instead of standard flushes, sustainable and locally sourced food ingredients, in-house caterers who support fair trade tea and coffee growers, recycled paper for your flip charts, plentiful paper recycling units in all meeting rooms, plus onsite cycle racks for those travelling by bike. We have removed takeaway cutlery and take away straws from our food outlets. We’ve introduced reusable food containers for all staff, as well as ‘Keep Cups’ reusable coffee cups, with a staff incentive to reuse your cup. We do not provide plastic water bottles in meetings, and filter all water on-site into glass bottles, thereby avoiding single-use plastics. We are also very proactive in the community taking part in projects such as hosting Chelsea fringe events, participating in a Gardens and Health in the city event, a ‘take the stairs initiative’, working with local partners to create a clean air walking route from Kings Cross for delegates and a new staff gym. Our recycling efforts over the past year are something to be proud of; we’ve saved 1,342 trees and enough energy to power an average house for nearly 20 years.

We are friendly, enthusiastic and generous hosts, what more can you ask for?! Care and consideration are given each step of the way and each event planner has a vested interest in the company hosting their event. We ensure your journey is seamless by allocating the same event planner to look after your needs from your initial enquiry, guiding you through site visits, AV requirements, choosing your catering through to the fruition of your event to ensure everything is planned to perfection. Through this smooth method, we are confident that all information discussed, no matter how small, will be captured and securely documented; leave your ideas with us and we’ll make your event story come to life! Given our caring nature, our client retention is favourably high, time and time again we see the same friendly faces in our building, so it feels you become part of our team. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

All meeting rooms are fitted with state of the art AV technology and all events are supported by a friendly on-site technical team. Our wise technicians are on hand to take care of everything audio visual for your event, from the initial planning stages where they can meet with you and run through your presentations, lighting requirements or any other questions before the day of your event. On the day of your event they will be there to ensure your presentations are loaded, your guest speakers are miked up and prep any final requirements you may have to create a seamless event. We’re embracing a move towards paperless conferencing and have introduced newly developed ‘SMART kapp’ flipcharts, which replace the traditional flipchart. This allows delegates to save/share notes by connecting the board to smart devices, so no matter where they are in the world, everyone is kept informed.

Our superb central London location means we are excellent for national and international conferences. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury with attractive gardens, parks, restaurants and hotels on our doorstep, we are right in the centre of the action so plenty for your guests to look forward to if they are staying overnight. Our venue is accessible within walking distance from mainline stations including: Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras and Russell Square tube.

Speaker bio

Jameela Douglas is BMA House ‘s business development executive and has been part of the team since March 2018. Building relationships comes natural to Jameela as she is such a bubbly character, with great communication skills with assertive attention to detail. Before joining BMA House, Jameela was an experienced sales and events planner working in the Hotel and hospitality sector, some highlights of her career include planning dinners and conferences for the United nations in 2016, where she met world leaders and past presidents, working on a video shoot with Nicole Scherzinger and networking at the British ambassador’s residence in Paris with London and partners! Jameela is an ambitious lady whose goal is to be a successful entrepreneur in the events industry.