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Clearcut Venues – a cut above

Clearcut Venues – a cut above
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Clearcut Venues – a cut above
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

Most businesses have endured difficult times over the past few years, but the events industry suffered an acute risk as the pandemic caused mass cancellations all over the world. Our Churchill Square Business Centre customer, Clearcut Venues, has successfully weathered the storm and the challenge has only increased its dedication to finding the perfect place for its’ client’s events. Clearcut Venues story proves that perseverance and passion go a long way in times of crisis – read on to find out more.

What does Clearcut Venues offer their clients?

Launched in 2017 by Aimee Nicholas, Clearcut Venues is a boutique venue finding agency located in Kent . Specialising in sourcing the very best venues, it has the skills and the contacts to find a place that fits all your event’s needs. From a small, functional meeting room to the annual Christmas party, and everything in-between.

‘It was a dream of mine for many years to manage my own venue finding agency. I’m incredibly lucky to have the best of both worlds, building lasting relationships with our growing portfolio of clients and liaising on their behalf with venues across the UK and even into Europe. I am very passionate about the service I provide to all who cross Clearcut’s path and with the addition of Iona to the Clearcut family we are very much looking forward to seeing what the next three years has in store for us!’

Why Clearcut are a cut above?

Aimee began her hospitality journey in 1995 as a Food & Beverage Assistant in a Kent hotel. From her beginnings to now, Aimee, has always been attracted to the hospitality/ events industry and aiding people with their needs.

‘‘We at Clearcuts Venue are passionate about delivering the best service to our clients. We strive in creating a personalised and stress-free experience for all our clients, to ensure they have the very best event in the very best venues located all around the UK and Europe.’

Why was Churchill Square Business Centre the right choice?

After always wanting a business based in Kings Hill, Aimee found Capital Space’s Churchill Square Business Centre fitted the bill. With the free onsite parking and the light and airy offices, it was a no-brainer to choose Capital Space.

‘Once the business started getting busy, I was in the position to move the business. I needed to separate home from work – the dining room table was taken over and I realised that we hadn’t eaten dinner at the table for ages due to all my work all over it! I also wanted a more professional setting for clients to see. So, I moved to Churchill Square.’

What lessons have you learnt over the years?

With over 22 years in the industry, Aimee has built on experience in previous jobs, and learnt from the bottom up how successful events are run. A clear understanding of how venues operate is vital, but the most important factor is knowing what is most important to her clients.

Passion, perseverance and knowing what makes Clearcut unique has meant the business has survived even the most challenging conditions.

‘When the pandemic hit it hard, events cancelling meant I had to pause the business. I did other jobs in the meantime, but my business is like another child to me, so I didn't want to give up on it. I'm glad I didn't because the business is now growing again.’

What business tips can you share?

With her experience in hospitality, from Brands Hatch to the Hilton to setting up Clearcut Venues, Aimee has learnt the best way to navigate the industry and shares her advice to those striving to set up their own business:

‘I had no work life balance and didn’t want to be micromanaged anymore. I thought I could do this on my own – as I already had the knowledge from working in hotels for years, so I started my own business.’

We are proud of Clearcut Venues journey so far and look forward to watching the business flourish. If you are looking for a workspace that aids productivity, collaboration, and flexibility, please contact us , we would love to help.