by Jade Comben Wed 1 July 2015, 3:23 pm
Oh what a week to start! I am new to the 3Fox team and definitely got thrown in at the deep end with two events in my first week. But then, what better way to learn?
On Monday 8 June 2015 we headed to the New London Architecture building right in the heart of central London. And what a better place to launch Enfield Council’s search for a development partner for the Meridian Water Project? New London Architecture plays a role in brokering discussions between those who plan and design the future of the city. The Meridian Water project is going to do just that, changing the face of Enfield and of the Greater London area. And if that wasn’t enough, 3Fox International works to bring together developers and investors both inside and outside London with local authorities to nurture relationships and help encourage investment in a particular area. So the venue, the topic of discussion and the work that 3Fox do came together brilliantly, like a perfectly balanced canapé (more on those below!)
With an 80% turnout rate, almost 180 guests and companies such as Fizzy Living, Barratt Homes, Countryside and Lend Lease in attendance, there was a definite air of excitement. Speeches were given by leader of Enfield Council councillor Doug Taylor, chief executive Rob Leak and programme director Peter George as well as Simon Hodson from JLL and Richard Blakeway from the Greater London Authority. Guests were also able to ask the panel any questions they had regarding the project and what specifically the council was looking for in its development partner.
Delegates at the Meridian Water development partner launch
Registering guests on day one of my 3Fox career
Photos courtesy of David Tothill Photography
With this being my first 3Fox event my role was to learn the way in which the 3Fox events team work and to assist in any way I could. We used the downstairs conference centre which was surrounded by displays of new and innovative building materials and concepts. Katie and Natasha liaised with venue staff to provide catering and AV while the rest of the 3Fox team set up registration, banners, delegate packs and badges. We also checked that every seat in the house had a good view of the screen ready for our panel, meaning a lot of deliberating and moving around. We were all set to welcome the guests at 5pm with a coffee and some snacks. Much needed when the guests were coming straight from a day at work and the cheese straws were a firm favourite. Food wise, canapés where also served at the networking event and I got a little excited over the smoked salmon blinis which were so good, though the mini burgers also deserve a mention! A selection of wine, beers and soft drinks were also circulated while guests got the opportunity to look at the displays in the building. There was even 12.5ft long model of London covering 19 boroughs and 34km of the Thames. A fitting and pretty impressive centre piece to get people buzzing about the Meridian Water Project.
So that concluded my first event with 3Fox and what an event! A brilliant turn out, lots of interest for the client and the development partnership and smoked salmon canapés! What more could a new events assistant ask for?
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