We relaunched our conferencing and events brand Phoenixetc  two years ago and an update on progress is probably overdue.  This busy part of College has seen impressive growth winning new and repeat business from both the blue light sector, other government agencies and the wider commercial world. 

Nick Akerman, Events Account Manager, explains: “Effectively, we sell the spare spaces at College, when the diary allows, to provide valuable revenue for reinvestment in the bedrooms, meeting/training spaces and public areas. We’ve enjoyed hosting a wide variety of events on site which make good use of the purpose built conferencing and training facilities during the quieter weeks. We are delighted with the positive feedback that we have received.”

Whether it’s a day conference for the FPA in our tiered lecture theatre or a 5 day course for 12 residential delegates organised by the College of Policing, FSC is a great learning environment in a good central location.

Key clients this year, running both residential training courses and events at the College, include Highways England, Securitas, Capita, Sky-Futures and the Royal College of Midwives.

During the weekends we often host special interest groups including touring sports teams, car clubs, walking groups, cycling events, faith groups and a range of other membership led affinity groups.

On top of this, the College is regularly used as a location for filming and photo shoots, and is often used as a base for TV and film production companies filming in and around the Cotswolds.


Steve Backshall recently filmed on the College incident ground for an upcoming BBC NHU children’s educational series to be shown early in 2018.


Laurence Jones was filmed performing on the College ship in support of his recently launched new album.