Successful Business Events Hosted at the 3M BIC

Paxman Scalp Cooling

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We’ve been hosting a variety of events and meetings since we opened our doors 10 years ago, from NHS events, training sessions, company offsites to big launch events.

Our events assistant, Jane, has been looking back at some of those events to showcase the diversity of events we can host here.

Case Study 1: St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance (SJA) has been booking training space in the 3M BIC since 2014 and has become a regular customer of the centre.

St John Ambulance visits the 3M BIC on a weekly basis to provide different first aid and fire marshal training sessions that are open to the public. The main objectives of the courses are to provide comprehensive practical skills that are essential for first aiders in many workplaces. The courses give attendees the knowledge and ability to deal with any first aid emergencies that may occur.

For its sessions, SJA requires a large space for attendees to be able to carry out practical sessions using dummies and working in groups and regularly uses our Conference Space and Innovation Training Suite depending on availability.

“We continuously choose to book space at the 3M BIC because the rooms are clean and presentable, have up to date technology and the staff are super friendly. Our attendees have also commented that the surroundings are exceptional and professional.”

John Elvidge, St Johns Ambulance Trainer

Case Study 2: Paxman

Paxman, based in Huddersfield, is a global leader in scalp cooling technology. Its innovative system helps cancer patients worldwide avoid hair loss during chemotherapy. Company founder, Glenn, was inspired by his wife Sue’s battle with breast cancer, who tried scalp cooling during her treatment but lost her hair, pushing Glenn to create a better solution.

Its first prototype was created in 1997. Since then, Paxman has been making scalp cooling accessible to all cancer patients globally, ensuring everyone can maintain a sense of normality during cancer treatment.

For many years, Paxman has used the 3M BIC for events and training days from introductions to cancer to scalp cooling summits.

The company has used our large Conference Space for bigger events and our 3M room for smaller interactive sessions training people on how to use its specialist equipment.

“We book space at the 3M BIC because of the excellent facilities and different room sizes that it has to offer. The booking process is very simple, and the staff are continuously helpful and a great support in the run up to and during the events.”

Kathryn Daniel, Paxman Coolers

Case Study 3: Castle View Group

Castle View Group is a leading UK provider of pre-employment training and recruitment services, connecting motivated job seekers with employers. It offers support to thousands of unemployed individuals annually, offering industry-specific training, qualifications and interview skills. Its tailored courses meet employer needs, maximising candidate success.

For its training sessions, Castle View Group frequently uses the 3M Room, which allows groups to brainstorm ideas on the whiteboard walls and form smaller groups for interactive activities.

“The staff were so helpful, any request we had they would try to accommodate. The venue has all the facilities we require, resulting in the days always running smoothly. The 3M Buckley Innovation centre is now our preferred venue within the area, and we will continue to hire rooms with them.”

Ellie Horridge, Castle View Group

We have five meeting and events spaces at the 3M BIC:

  • Conference Space – up to 80 people (depending on layout)
  • The 3M Room – up to 30 people (depending on layout)
  • Innovation Training Suite – up to 30 people (depending on layout)
  • Boardroom – up to 18 people
  • Larchfield Meeting Room – up to 14 people


If you’re keen to find out more about our meeting and event space, feel free to get in touch with a member of our events team, or find out more here.



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