Coming down the wires

The people, places and packages that are making waves across the creative events industry.


Creative event caterer Jackson Gilmour has been added to the five-strong list of suppliers at UnderGlobe, the Globe Theatre's event space.

"We intend our food to be a work of art to complement the Bard's very own masterpieces," said Jackson Gilmour operations director Francis O'Hagan.

Madame Tussauds head of events Michael Aldridge has revealed that the venue's World Stage area is to be refurbished as part of a multi-million pound project. The space will be closed between 2 March and 13 April and will include three new interactive zones where special sets will allow guests to interact with figures and new features. "This exciting project will ensure that the venue stays securely in the number one spot for parties," said Aldridge.

Crown Group chairman Russell Morgan has launched an incentive scheme for buyers. VIP Attention is offering a wide range of gifts and experiences, such as trips abroad. "Rewarding our loyal clients is something I have done for years," said Morgan. "However, VIP Attention allows us to really spoil those who use the group's services." It is available to agents, partnership venues, charities, corporates, associations and event organisers.

Clients must register online.


The RSVP Awards are now set to take place in June this year after Haymarket Events, along with GSP Productions, was offered the opportunity to become one of the first organisers to use the exclusive grounds of Fulham Palace Gardens, in order to host the inaugural ceremony. The decision to move the Superhero-themed event from its original 28 March date was taken after last month's deadline for entries - which saw an impressive turnout from across the creative events sector - had passed. A judging panel made up entirely of full-time corporate party planners will assess the entries in early March. The category of Most Creative Use of Food will be judged at the RSVP show.

Organiser of the RSVP show Single Market Events has joined forces with celebrity club Chinawhite and agency Hype to run the bar at this year's event. "We are delighted to be working with them at the show," said Single Market Events owner Tim Etchells. "It's a first for RSVP and I know our audience will really enjoy the opportunity of meeting the teams." The bar will aim to be different and dramatic, and set out in a decadent style, allowing show visitors to enjoy a glass or two of champagne and other refreshments.

Relocated to its former home, the exhibition will be taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on 28 and 29 March. To remain fresh, the show will introduce an array of new features.


Corporate party venue Vinopolis is launching a host of bespoke live screening packages for this year's Rugby World Cup, following the success of a similar venture at last year's football World Cup. The packages will include hire of the event spaces in the venue, live-screen projections and plasma screens, menus influenced by the various rugby nations taking part in the competition, along with a four-hour drinks package with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks. Prices will start from £72 per person. The tournament begins on 7 September, with the final taking place on 20 October.

Gleneagles has launched a range of motivation and conference packages.

The two-day Reward Relaxation scheme is aimed at senior management and is designed to allow the group to discover ways to relax together. The second programme is titled Forward Thinking and is designed to boost creative thinking, with guests taken by helicopter to the peak of Carroglen, followed by a scenic drive in a Land Rover. The Fresh Perspective package seeks to act as a motivator for new impetus within a team or company, where participants can choose from a wealth of activities including yoga, tai chi, pilates and a presentation by a life coach.

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