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White Light Delivers the Community Awards of Mayfair and St James’s at Claridge’s
UK – Recently, White Light delivered the technical solutions for The Community Awards of Mayfair and St James’s at Claridge’s, a Mayfair Times event organised by 4 The People. The Community Awards of Mayfair and St James’s recognises the community that binds Mayfair and St James’s together. They focus on the people who help create and maintain the spirit and ethos of these twin districts and celebrate their journeys.
The event was held in the ballroom at Claridge’s, where guests were also treated to a performance by world-class soprano Natalie Rushdie. A panel of judges, including British fashion designer Amanda Wakeley and journalist and author, Dylan Jones, identified some very special individuals of this unique community. Award winners included Joan Burstein (Lifetime Achievement Award), Commercial Newcomer (Connolly) and Unsung Hero (Anthony Kilbey).
WL is the in-house supplier of technical equipment and production support at Claridge’s, one of five venues it currently provides in-house services for. This valuable relationship allows Claridge’s to deliver high calibre award ceremonies using the latest technology complemented by a full support team from WL.
Matthew Ward, venue sales manager for WL, comments: “As the in-house production supplier for Claridge’s, WL was the obvious choice to provide audio visual support for the Community Awards of Mayfair and St James’s. We worked closely with the client to design a look and feel that complements the hotel’s stunning art deco architecture and the event’s Gatsby theme. We provided a complete solution including set, stage, video, lighting and audio.”
He adds: “Utilising the latest ultra-short throw projector lenses, we were able to fit rear projection in a very tight space leaving plenty of room for the 300 guests and sponsors. LED lighting added warmth and drama to the space and allowed full control of the colours throughout the evening, highlighting key moments. Unusually for an awards’ show, a live band was providing the winner’s music and so we chose a PA system that provided excellent coverage while remaining discreet.”
4 The People's Leah Cooper comments: "I want to say a massive thank you to everyone at WL. Everyone was so friendly, professional and a real joy to work with. The room looked beautiful and everything ran like clockwork".
Moving into 2018, WL will look to further expand its portfolio of managed venues, providing clients with the latest technology in event and conference production, complemented by the support of a dedicated production team.
Set in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s was the natural choice for this event. Claridge’s is the epitome of timeless elegance, and considered to be one of the best 5-Star luxury hotels in the world. Claridge’s is proud to have preserved both the physical and spiritual aspects of its unique heritage whilst adding all the modern luxury flourishes a guest could wish for, all bound together by impeccable service.
photos: Mayfair Times
30th January 2018
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