Fantastic awards evening in Worcestershire

Conference production specialists Mercian Events Ltd celebrate another fantastic awards evening in Worcestershire working alongside Opening Doors & Venues Limited.

For the second year running, the two specialist teams joined forces to produce the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019 on behalf of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council at the Treetops Pavilion West Midland Safari Park.

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Gathering together for the black-tie event, very ably hosted by Paralympic Gold Medallist, Marc Woods, were 320 guests including 28 of the county’s best apprentices, apprenticeship employers, career leads, schools and training providers.

Mercian created the perfect atmosphere with bespoke staging, sound and lighting built around the client’s branding incorporating mood lighting and welcome screens in the main entrance, a 86-inch plasma showing the table plan, two large rear projection screens on either side of the stage connected to central repeater screens which showcased the pre-recorded videos, social media feeds, finalists and winners throughout the night. The organising team were able to communicate discreetly using a radio microphone headset system to ensure a slick production.

“This year, the client requested singing waiters during the dessert course of the meal which certainly added additional energy and saw a number of guests dancing on the stage – something we had not envisaged,” recalled Ben McCaffery, Mercian’s Director of Events. “It definitely added to the heightening excitement of the evening!”

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The awards proceedings finished with a bang as bursts of confetti were set off to a rapturous applause for the overall winners Phosters Ltd and Thomas Smith of DRPG.

Rose Padmore, Founding Director of Opening Doors and Venues, the appointed conference and event organisers, said “The OD&V team are incredibly proud to have, once again, project-managed and delivered a fabulous Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards supported so ably by Mercian Events. We love working with the Mercian Team because nothing is ever too much for them and their desire to exceed a client’s expectations is equal to our own.”

Keith Istead, Director of Mercian Events added “We have worked seamlessly with the OD&V team for many years now, and as such, we are able to produce conferences and awards events which really hit the mark for the client.”

For further details about Mercian Events Ltd tel: 01905 726665.

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