Executive decisions

NEW services have been unveiled for business executives for whom time is at a premium. Companies and entrepreneurs can now get access to a private jet, based at Cambridge Airport, for much the same price as flying business class with scheduled airlines. A

NEW services have been unveiled for business executives for whom time is at a premium.

Companies and entrepreneurs can now get access to a private jet, based at Cambridge Airport, for much the same price as flying business class with scheduled airlines.

And for those looking for a package of conference facilities and business services - with or without accommodation - The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon has launched a new modern corporate centre with its own dedicated staff.

European Business Jets operates a pair of six-seat Cessna Citation CJ1 aircraft. Innovative EBJ has introduced what it calls its five-hour "Demonstration Card", which effectively allows cardholders to test drive the service whenever and wherever they wish for a set price of £2,950 an hour.


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Individuals and companies purchase a portion of a specific aircraft - an interest that meets their travel requirements based on the number of actual hours they expect to fly annually. They are then guaranteed exclusive use and availability of an aircraft in Europe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with as little as 12 hours' notice.

At the Old Bridge the same busy executives now have all the essential resources and support services they need at the refurbished Riverside Rooms.

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The area is within the hotel and offers a free wi-fi connection (and a broadband PC available to those without lap-tops).

The suite includes three boardrooms, which accommodate small groups from two to 18 people, and for larger groups a conference room that seats up to 50. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Outside, there are private landscaped riverside gardens dedicated to the business centre.

Choices for business lunches include a set meal in the Terrace Restaurant, finger food in the meeting room, or (for groups of 30+) the option of pre-booking a private barbecue or spit-roast (whole lamb or pork).

Informal early evening parties offering guests drinks and nibbles, or more substantial snacks, are an increasingly popular way for businesses to entertain clients in a relaxed atmosphere, the hotel says. A 24-hour delegate rate is also available, which includes accommodation, lunch, dinner and full English breakfast.

INFORMATION: More details of EBJ are available at ww.europeanbusinessjets.com, and of the Old Bridge on 01480 424300, e-mail oldbridge@huntsbridge.co.uk or visit www.huntsbridge.com

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