As experienced & professional operational event managers we are fully aware of ensuring that every event, irrespective of its size or delegate numbers, is always delivered exactly to the specification provided to us by our client. The relationship with our client is built on listening, understanding, appreciation of each events’ individual objectives & with that knowledge ensuring that we deliver on each & every occasion.

Trust – the trust our clients have in us – is vital & fundamental to our success.

Within cUStomised we have the benefit of being able to showcase venues which are diverse & distinct from each other but which all illustrate the quality, passion, dedication & drive the whole team share to consistently surpass our customer’s expectations.

Whether at Halifax Hall Hotel, set in its own beautifully designed & tranquil gardens, at Inox with its city-centre contemporary ambience, at The Edge with its design built solely to deliver on the expectations of the modern conference organiser or at Firth Court with its traditional & Edwardian elegant history all around, we offer a unique blend of venues which are only matched by our team’s dedication to excellence.

With three “Master Chefs of the UK” in Tracy Carr, Joe Berry & Debbie Gooder leading our catering development team we are also able to provide the freshest, healthiest, most tasty & vibrantly exciting food too, locally sourced & with sustainability & environmental credentials being central to our decisions on food provenance.

Going that extra mile is our ‘standard’; delivering state-of-the-art AV in all of our venues, offering our Delegate Management Programme to provide expert dedicated organisation throughout events, ensuring our rates are always competitive & collecting our guests from the nearby train station at Sheffield city centre (if required) are what makes us cUStomised.

Let us understand your business & provide you with an insight into the qualities, experience, dedication & behaviours central to our success.


Diamond Building

The Diamond Building is a truly inspirational building in the heart of the University of Sheffield’s central campus. The six-storey building enjoys specialist teaching facilities including a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, nineteen laboratories, open-plan learning spaces, library & IT services, and space for informal study including The Diamond Kitchen. Its design has been awarded by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2016 in the ‘Design Through Innovation’ awards.

The seven tiered lecture theatres, exhibition space in the dedicated basement atrium along with bespoke event catering in addition to the airy feel of the ‘Diamond Kitchen’ on the ground floor, have enabled us to provide a truly exceptional flexible conference & catering option which has been a huge success since its opening in September 2015.


Halifax Hall Hotel

The absolute dedication to ensuring that every guest who stays at our beautiful boutique hotel, every delegate who attends a conference to every bride & groom who chooses our wonderful surroundings for their “Special Day” is at the very core of the hotel’s outstanding success. With a heritage of constantly residing within the TripAdvisor Top 10 of Sheffield rated hotels, Halifax Hall Hotel’s reputation for consistently exceeding its guests’ expectations is legendary.

Enjoying 38 beautifully designed bedrooms along with five conference suites & a newly refurbished lounge & bar, the hotel provides its guests with a peace & calm but also with a dedication to understanding the requirements of its clients. Free wifi & car parking are provided along with a wide range of refreshments & home-made cookies along each corridor. Each guest is greeted with a smile as you would expect but every guest is also taken to their bedroom on arrival too….we like to ensure that our guests are made to feel incredibly welcome from the moment they walk over our threshold; our General Manager, Andy Flowers insists on it!


First class conference and accomodation providers

Extensive range of meeting & event space

Award winning food & drink


Experienced event & sales co-ordinators



Contemporary & elegant modern styling with a fresh approach to food is at the heart of everything we do at Inox. Whether for impromptu informal meetings in our newly designed lounge looking over the beautiful Firth Court, flexible conferences in any of our suites along with the syndicates provided within the Discovery Rooms, lunches, dinners, award ceremonies, weddings or business networking, Inox provides a hugely wide & flexible canvas for every type of event.

Our dedicated management team, led by Deborah Tilbrook & Louisa Critchlow along with Head Chef Joe Berry have redesigned Inox into a multi-faceted event & food business which has evolved into the type of venue our customers told us they wanted. From extensive customer feedback regarding food requirements, lunch menu’s & prices to what facilities our clients told us they required we have created just that…..a business which delivers on our customers’ expectations. We know the importance of our customers & we listen to them…. Inox is the proof of that…experience it for yourself.


The Edge

Whether for a conference for 350 delegates in one of the five dedicated & flexible meeting facilities in The Edge meeting rooms to a social occasion in The Edge Bar or a dedicated catering event in The Edge Café this facility was designed with the ability to deliver on a wide range of event types. Moreover, the design of the building allows us to incorporate all these elements to provide truly bespoke events for our clients, notwithstanding the additional facility of the Paddock at the back of The Edge which provides for summer barbecues & marquees etc.

Amazing view over Sheffield from the Discovery Rooms at Inox

guests for Dinners in the Octagon Centre

student accommodation bedrooms available between June & September

Firth Hall

Located in the beautiful Edwardian Firth Court is Firth Hall; a beautiful venue for prestigious awards dinners, gala events, weddings & of course graduation ceremonies & celebrations.

With the availability to cater for 220 dinner guests & for 400 for drinks receptions the hall is a hugely attractive proposition for those most important of occasions. The gardens to the rear of Firth Court provide a sumptuous surrounding for Champagne receptions too & altogether add a fantastic heritage offering to the venues available at the University of Sheffield.

Students’ Union Auditorium

The refurbished Student Union Auditorium, situated within the Student Union Building on the central campus provides for an additional tiered seated theatre (in addition to those within the Diamond Building). With 390 seats, all with flip-out desks for laptops etc. the auditorium really is a very modern & flexible option for presentations & meetings where the requirement for state-of-the-art AV is of paramount importance.

Easily accessible from the ground floor of the Students Union Building, the auditorium works incredibly well with the nearby Octagon Centre & Inox.

The Octagon Centre

The greatest number of conference delegates within one space can be held within the University of Sheffield at the Octagon Centre; 1,250 delegates can he hosted on the ground level & on tiered seating around the periphery.

All of the seating can easily be removed to reveal 870 square metres of space for a maximum of 64 shell scheme exhibition stands.

The Octagon Centre is an ideal central venue for large conferences with added syndicate spaces available within the Octagon Centre itself but additionally using any one of the eight meeting spaces at Inox, the Student Union Auditorium & the Diamond Building which is just a short distance away.

Our events team has huge experience in co-ordinating our venues & matching your requirements with them so let us handle the event management of larger events for you.

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