The NRL Christmas Conference 2019


This page will continue to be updated as we move closer to this year’s Christmas Conference. Check back at a later date for all the latest details.


Plans are now underway for our fourth annual NRL Christmas Conference. Every year we take the event to a new destination to celebrate the diversity of the different regions, markets and sectors we operate in, and that means this year we’re on our way to Newcastle.

Located not too far from our Sunderland branch colleagues, this year’s venue – the Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel in Stephenson’s Quarter – was identified as the perfect location for us to bring everyone together to celebrate our achievements.

If you haven’t already, please let us know if you’ll be attending. Final numbers will be tallied on 31st July so please ensure you have filled in the form by this date.


Each year you can nominate your colleagues from across the group if you think they’ve being doing great things.

There are four categories open for nominations – Internal Project of the Year, External Project of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Unsung Hero of the Year.

You have until Monday 7th October at 3pm to send in your entries. Click here to check out the criteria and submit your nominations.


This year’s dress code will again be lounge suits and cocktail dresses.


Transport to and from the venue will be arranged on your branch’s behalf by HR Co-ordinator Janine Lean, who will liaise with Branch Managers to organise this. For those of you driving to the venue the Stephenson Quarter car park is adjacent to the venue. To access the car park please use postcode NE1 3PH.


Located by the River Tyne, just behind Newcastle Central Station, the Crowne Plaza Newcastle is ideally located for our Christmas Conference.

For more information on this year’s venue, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing.

Want to stay an additional night?

The Crowne Plaza have provided a preferential rate for any colleagues wishing to stay an additional night, with the room rate including bed and breakfast.

If you would like to purchase an additional night then please book through the special website link below and let them know you are attending the NRL Christmas Conference the night before in the special request section so then can arrange for you to stay in the same room.

Purchase a room for Saturday evening.