About Us

Robert Bailey

After completing a degree in Leisure Resource Management (BSc.) at Portsmouth, I have spent all of my career working at some of the largest full service event agencies and Travel Management Companies in the UK. In these 20 year there have been many great clients that I have worked with, from Sony, O2, PepsiCo, Gilead, Akzo Nobel, Galileo, Peugeot and many more – giving me a great insight into many different industries and a myriad of events! From huge product launches, roadshows, family fun days, global sales conferences, incentives, and glamourous awards dinners and much more.

It was in September 2017 that my wife (Jeanette) and I decided it was time to be in control of our own destiny and that’s when VDS was born! Jeanette has 15 years’ experience of working venue/hotel side and I agency side. So we feel we have a very good understanding of the industry between us.

On a personal level, I love spending time as a family exploring new places both in the UK and overseas. We all enjoy camping in the summer months.

I have completed 2 Ironman Triathlons and 3 London Marathons over the years and whilst I’m not currently training for anything significant like that, I do like to keep fit by playing squash and cycling whenever I can spare the time!

Jeanette Bailey

Being born and raised in Germany and qualified with a hospitality diploma whilst working in various hotels near Munich, I then moved to the UK in 2003 and worked in London for 9 years. I worked in hotels and 5-star venues as event co-ordinator and diary manager, made many contacts and gained experience in the event industry as well as knowledge of how hotels and venues operate.

Now working on “the other side” as a professional venue finder it has proven to be hugely beneficial being able to transfer my experience to our own business Venue and Destination Solutions (VDS).

I am also a proud mum of two young children and as a family we like exploring and travelling together. Seeing new places has helped recommending them to our valued clients. I love the outdoors,fitness classes, camping, gardening and BBQ’s.

We Transform Your Vision Into Results

Key benefits of using Venue and Destination Solutions

Free of Charge

Bespoke proposals and personalised service​

Access to all possible venues in the UK and worldwide

Best market rates

Contract negotiation including bespoke terms and conditions​

Negotiated added value items, e.g: AV, wifi, car parking & complementary upgrades

Management information

Quick response times​

What We Bring

VDS are experienced event professionals who don’t just source the right venues and locations for your events – we understand the logistics of all types of events and the nuances of each industry.

Whether you are a PA or an event organiser that needs to plan a pharmaceutical conference or a financial roadshow, we can help you.

Irrespective of whether you are looking to find hotel accommodation, a unique event space for a product launch or an incentive destination, we take the legwork out of sourcing the property and support you throughout your booking.

Furthermore, as we are experienced in negotiating the best rates, terms and added value for our clients, you will benefit directly from this with all venues.

We will endeavour to respond to your request with a detailed proposal between 24-48hrs after the enquiry has been made – depending on how complex the requirement is.

Most importantly for you – THIS IS A FREE SERVICE