After dinner speakers, awards hosts and comedians are in constant demand for corporate events, with the likes of Gyles Brandreth, Kevin Bridges and Alexander Armstrong making popular choices. However, for those events or endorsements that are a little more offbeat, we also provide the opportunity to book breath-taking magicians to entertain your guests and charismatic celebrities to make personal appearances. In this month’s newsletter we take a look at some of our more interesting bookings from the last few months. Perhaps one of them will give you an idea for your next event?
One of our most popular bookings during 2014 was Kelly Brook, fashion model and star of the US NBC sitcom One Big Happy, produced by Ellen DeGeneres. When our client requested some ideas for a table guest that could add some glitz and glamour to their Christmas party at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Kelly immediately sprang to mind. Surprising VIP guests from the financial world, the glamourous Kelly sat at the top table, helped hand out awards to some of the lucky delegates and mingled with the crowd. There were lots of happy Tweets & selfies getting posted from that Christmas party! Glamour wasn't the only thing on our clients’ Christmas lists this year and they also requested some brains and brawn.
Michael Owen & Carl Froch
Michael Owen, former footballer and now successful race horse owner, was asked to join guests at another prestigious event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, alongside one of the UK’s best known and most popular boxers, Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch. Never afraid of saying exactly what he thinks, Carl’s colourful personality makes him a big hit for corporate bookings. Both Michael and Carl were table guests at the event; telling interesting stories, chatting with delegates and enjoying some great food. What better way to start Christmas?
Clive Anderson shot to fame in 1988 as the twitchy, quick-witted host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Since then he has established himself as a regular on radio and television as an interviewer, guest and panellist on shows such as Have I Got News For You. A superb after dinner speaker and awards hosts, Clive added another string to his corporate bow by turning into Quiz Master at an event for a City of London financial company. As Quiz Master, Clive kept the evening rolling along, whilst injecting some of his trademark humour that had the delegates in hoots of laughter.
One of the world’s most popular magicians, Dynamo entertained guests at a private birthday party hosted at the London Film Museum, with 90 minutes of jaw dropping close up magic. Dynamo has stunned audiences around the world with his incredible sleight of hand and innovative street magic -our client’s guests were no different. The Bradford-born magician’s appearance surprised everyone present when he entered the room, before he proceeded to amaze them with his unique brand of close-up magic - which certainly makes a refreshing change from the ‘pull the rabbit out of a hat’ magicians of old.
How do you make printer cartridges glamorous? A conundrum that our clients, Effective Consumable Solutions, sought our help with. Selling quality toners isn’t necessary something you’d link to glamour, but when you introduce the fabulous Suzi Perry to star in your online videos, you are certainly taking a step in the right direction. We were thrilled to be able to solve the puzzle of making a high-tech product glamorous for our client. With her poster-girl looks and strong technical knowledge developed during her years working on The Gadget Show, Suzi made the perfect choice and did an amazing job with the videos.