Team Tactics were asked by a Polish events company to source a venue for a large cosmetic firm wanting to hold their annual President’s Awards Ceremony in London.
The Hilton Park Lane was our choice due to its location and prestige. A huge thank you to Clement, Gulsah and the reception staff for their help and patience with my endless questions and changes!!
143 guests from various Eastern European countries arrived in London on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May. A welcome reception was held in the stunning Galvins At Windows bar area located on the 28th floor of the Hilton offering fabulous panoramic London views. Fred the Manager was extremely accommodating creating a special bowl food menu for the client.
On the Wednesday morning after an early night for all concerned due to travelling, two Westway Coaches, pulled up outside the Hilton looking superb with decals down the side of the client’s logo (Hi to Harry the Driver!). A tour of London with blue badge guides commenced with a stop off at the London Eye where six private pods and champagne had been organised. Back on the buses to continue the tour with a lunch stop and a photo opportunity at St Pauls Cathedral.
Upon arrival back at the Hilton, Laura and I had a hectic few hours setting up tables and ensuring all the AV and production team were ready. I needn’t have worried as PRODUCTION PLUS had everything totally under control. Our various meetings and emails back and forth prior to the event changing details and discussing various room and lighting scenarios had totally paid off and David Austin had turned the Grand Ballroom into a lighting extravaganza! Everything from the flowers, menu cards and lighting was perfect and I must thank all concerned.
Once the awards ceremony had finished, it was down to The Bootleg Beatles to shake their stuff and perform a 75 minute set. Absolutely superb and it is amazing just how alike Paul and John sound so like the original pair!!! The dance floor was full till the very end and then most guests made their way to bed for the airport transfers the next day.
Alot of hard work, a few language barriers but all in all a very successful event.