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Murraywood Construction - 20th Anniversary Celebration
Murraywood Construction - 20th Anniversary Celebration

We were approached by Murraywood Construction to organise an event to celebrate their 20th Anniversary in business, from 1996 to 2016. Murraywood Construction are leaders in building and civil engineering groundwork projects of all sizes turning over in excess of £24M per year. Their clients are based throughout the UK and they wanted to say a big ‘Thank You’ by holding a huge event. Their plan was to wine, dine and entertain their clients to thank them for their continued support, but they also wanted to take this opportunity to raise some money for an incredible cause – St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington, a registered charity who support people with life-limiting illnesses, making every day count.

20th Anniversary Event at the Midland Hotel, Manchester

After a number of meetings and site visits to the Midland Hotel in Manchester, we came up with an event that encompassed everything they wanted to achieve. We decided to build the night around a Charity Fun Casino, with Roulette, Blackjack and Wheel of Fortune. Our event staff organised the personalised Funny Money and the top 3 Winners won some super prizes donated by local businesses.

They were putting on a free bar for everyone so we arranged for personalised Lapel Pins to be handed out to each guest at registration. Each Lapel Pin had a unique number on its reverse so they could take part in a Charity Raffle later on in the evening.
We brought in a 15ft LED Cocktail Bar with 3 of the UK’s top Flair Bartenders serving 8 different cocktails all night. Each bartender was trained to Competition Level in Flair Cocktail Bar Service and they put on a jaw-dropping display whilst creating some delicious drinks! This was one of the most popular bars on the evening, they served over 1500 cocktails and mocktails throughout the night, including the Lynchburg Smash, Singapore Sling, Strawberry Daiquiri, My Tai, Pina Colada, Sex On The Beach, Black Russian, Dark ‘n’ Stormy and the ever popular Mojito!

Our gorgeous Showgirls greeted guests on arrival offering a choice of Prosecco, Kia Royale and Bottled Beers, posing for photographs with guests, taken by our Digital Photographer for the evening.
As they entered into Auden Way they were met with a huge array of enlarged photographs of projects Murraywood have worked on over the last 20 years, displayed on easels throughout the walkway.
Into the Alex Foyer we had one of our Photo Booths with Fancy Dress and Props for guests to take fun snaps of themselves and a Caricaturist and Magician kept everyone entertained in the Alexandra Suite as they arrived. Russell Brown is one of the greatest magicians in the UK today – he knows how to work a crowd, entertain and utterly baffle even the most sceptical of guests! Spencer, our caricaturist creates scarily accurate cartoons of your guests in super-quick time, which is a terrific ice-breaker as everyone shows off their picture and laughs at each others!
Guitar Jimmy was our Busker for the evening – equipped with a guitar and a harmonica, he sang soaring renditions of everything from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, inviting guests to place requests for him to sing!

Our client wanted entertainment everywhere you turned, so in the Petersfield Suite we had Dance Heads, a green-screen phenomenon where guests can turn themselves into Beyonce or One Direction for the night – and take away a DVD to prove it!
The Fun Charity Casino finished at 9.30pm and we totted up the winners in time for the announcements, awards and Charity Raffle at 10pm. Our event DJ made the necessary announcements before introducing Beat Street International – the ultimate corporate party band! Big Foot Events have worked with Beat Street International for a number of years now, and this incredible 7 piece featuring male and female lead vocals, as well as Sax and Trumpet know no bounds when it comes to entertaining! With belting hits and full on performance, this live band had the dance floor full within minutes and the Sax player led a conga line around the room!

The room looked superb with uplighting and moving heads flickering across the dance floor, and the events team worked impeccably to ensure a smooth running event from start to finish.
Clients and guests alike had a marvellous time, although there might have been some sore heads the next morning as the cocktails were too delicious to resist!


" Erica and the team at Big Foot Events made sure our event was organised brilliantly. Nothing was too much trouble and the evening went smoothly; any issues with the hotel were sorted quickly and without our knowledge. 
The Cocktail Staff were friendly and entertaining and supplied an amazing array of delicious drinks. 
The decor and lighting made the room look brilliant and the Photo Booth and Dance Heads were an amazing interactive aspect for our guests, I would definitely recommend for any occasion. 
The entertainment for the evening was wonderful. Beat Street International are a fantastic party band that even went on a little longer for us than we had originally booked!
We have to say the event overall was a complete success and we just want to thank Erica and her staff for everything they did for us to ensure a fantastic evening."

Murraywood Construction Ltd


Another success for the Big Foot Events Team!


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