Conference Aston, Birmingham city centre’s conference, hotel and event venue, invited guests to see the completed first phase of its £5.4m refurbishment project.

After being given a guided tour of the upgraded and expanded restaurant and bar areas by Conference Aston staff, guests were treated to roasted chestnuts and mulled wine before being whisked off to the brand new meeting and conference suites inside Aston University’s main building.

Pictures by Dale Martin