Case Study - Annual Awards Dinner
A Chamber of Commerce approached CLIFFORD Solutions approximately 6 weeks before their annual awards dinner. A previous event had been held at a golf club and the new event had been booked at a large theatre, a completely different situation. CLIFFORD Solutions advised the Chamber about their planning and proposed agenda, which was very full. They advised against some of the things that had been included to streamline the event and give people enough time to ‘party’!
They held meetings at the theatre, agreeing technical specifications between their own technicians and the theatre’s. They also liaised with the band who were playing to make sure that the staging could be moved and the band set up as quickly as possible.
At the same time CLIFFORD Solutions produced an opening DVD which showcased the nominees for the awards along with the sponsors. The DVD was set to music and provided a great start to the event.
The evening was compared by Martin Fisher from CLIFFORD Solutions who also arranged an afternoon rehearsal for all the sponsors who were presenting prizes. It makes people feel a lot easier if they are comfortable with what is going to happen when on stage in front of all those lights!
CLIFFORD Solutions provided the stage set, which was designed by Andy Ashley, and the evening was stage managed by Melanie Clifford who ensured a ‘slick’ and professional evening that was described by the local press as “a glittering dinner dance ceremony”.