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  1. Weir Minerals Europe’s 125th anniversary

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    The Brief

    To mark its 125th anniversary our client, an innovative engineering consultant for the minerals, oil, gas, power, and industrial markets, wanted to celebrate in pure luxury. With strong company values and a positive work environment led by a dedicated and passionate team, a sophisticated, extravagant and decadent party for 350 staff members was an absolute must.

    The Challenges

    Here at Big Foot Events, we love a new challenge, and turning our client’s chosen party venue, a Football Club, into something truly amazing was indeed just that. The function room was the length of the football pitch, so we needed to use our experience, imagination and expertise to create something uniquely spectacular. With over 15 years’ experience in providing live entertainment and personalised corporate event packages, we knew we could deliver an incredible, bespoke event.

    For this event to run smoothly, be successful and give our clients a memorable experience, we had to make sure each employee of Weir Mineral Europe’s felt included and thoroughly enjoyed their evening. Catering for all age groups and their specific interests was incredibly important, and as the event would include photography and videography, it was also essential that our client’s branding was highly visible.

    The Solutions

    In order to overcome any technical or production issues on the evening of the event, and to make sure we brought our clients vision to life, we arranged several site visits and meetings with both the venue and our client, which resulted in creating mood boards with clear pictures of colour schemes, décor and venue layouts, so that we maintained consistency throughout the event planning process.

    The Results

    On the evening of the anniversary, guests were greeted with a spectacular red-carpet entrance before stepping into a reception area for pre-dinner drinks, following which event hosts directed them to their seats for the evening. Black and silver table décor, twinkling pillars, beautifully placed ceiling drapes throughout and atmospheric lighting turned this ordinary Football Club into an elegant and sophisticated affair, with sectioned off areas with poseur tables to create a warm and stylish corporate suite.

    A fantastic display area of historic company photos was highlighted to emphasis the reason for the event and became a real talking point with employees. Making sure everyone was able to see the live entertainment taking place throughout the evening was incredibly important, which is why black fairy lights surrounded miniature screens that synched throughout the length of the room in order to project what was happening on the stage.

    To capture amazing moments that guests could take with them, a company branded photo booth with branded photo prints was available for everyone to use throughout the evening. As part of the live entertainment, an incredible function band performed live music from every genre and decade, a personality host assisted with the Awards, plus there was a disco to finish off the evening.

    Client Testimonial

    “We wanted to say thank you for a wonderful event, we have had nothing but positive feedback from everybody! We will catch up with you all soon. Thanks again and best wishes.”

    Weir Minerals Europe


  • Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!

    Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.

    Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.

    George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
  • It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
  • Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.

    Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
  • The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.

    Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club


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