Weir Minerals Europe’s 125th anniversary

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