May Fair Networking Night
The BNC's latest - and greatest - networking event
The New Year got off to a great start for members of The BNC when 150 corporate event managers and their recommended suppliers met at London's popular May Fair Hotel for a BNC Networking Night.
Hosted by Anjie Keegal and team from Radisson Edwardian hotels The BNC were made to feel instantly welcome in the property's strikingly stylish Danziger room. Its unique mirrored art walls were a talking point and everyone agreed it's a 'must-see' room in the city.
During the first part of the two-and-a-half-hour evening BNC members chatted away over wine and canapés to the mellow tunes of the ‘Chill Out Set' from live musicians Urban Soul Orchestra.
Half way through the night the networkers spent an entertaining 15 minutes in The May Fair Theatre - one of the capital's largest private screening rooms. There we munched freshly made popcorn as we jostled about in our seats dodging the effects from the lively 3D film presentation.
Later on in the evening the Danziger was once again heaving with guests who were busy networking with each other or catching up with colleagues or contacts made earlier.
Over cutesy sweet-treats like mini candy apples and pistachio marshmallows the networkers lined up to watch the USO's Little Big Band set before going home.
"This was our most successful BNC networking event to date," enthuses BNC's Managing Director Kim Paulden. "Our thanks go to Anjie and everyone at The May Fair for making us feel so welcome and thanks to our members for adding to the success if the night by coming along and joining in the networking."
Here's a few comments from those whoattended:
" Very many thanks for the invitation to last night's event at the Mayfair. It was good to catch up with the club members. Please pass on our thanks to the Mayfair Hotel. They looked after us really well and will definitely be using them in the future." Tina
"Hearty congratulations to you and to the Team who made last night such a delight. Everyone was in very good humour and the members are such a refreshing change from all the ‘faces' I normally see at events.
"What a very stylish evening in great surroundings and thank you for feeding us so well and for giving us wine that doesn't produce a massive hangover!. Great networking for all of us, clients and suppliers alike." Winky
"Another very successful evening - thanks for organising! I met Ben and Anjie from the hotel who were both really helpful as well as making some other great new contacts. Thanks for a great night." Jen
"Thanks Kim, for another great networking event at the May Fair last night. It was good to meet a few new people and catch up with a few old ones! Thank you also to Anjie and her team for looking after us so well. Urban Soul Orchestra were fantastic!" Agi
Thank yous from the suppliers to the BNC
What can I say....except a huge Thank You! Kim, the event was so well attended that I am still reeling! Thank you so very much for herding the troops and bringing your networking whip along too!
On behalf of the team here thank you, thank you, thank you!
Director of Business Development
Radisson Edwardian Hotels
140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 5AW
Tel: +44 (0)20 8817 2524 Mobile: 07976 918 523 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks again for the great evening yesterday. I had opportunities to meet interesting people and I will now contact them. Good exercise, definitely. And I loved the May Fair Hotel!
Toronto Convention Bureau - Tourism Toronto
Tel: +44(0) 20 3239 0352 Mobile: +44(0) 7785 232 704 Email: bechard@TORCVB.COM
Thank you for a great evening last night.
Sales and Marketing Manager
The Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Tel: +44 (0) 207 611 8587 Mobile: +44 (0) 7918 705 984 Email: D.Caleb@wellcome.ac.uk
Just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to the team at The May Fair - what a great evening! It was my first BNC event and will definitely not be my last.
And, thanks Kim, for introducing me to a few people - helped make the evening much more enjoyable.
Eventsforce Solutions Ltd.
The Aberdeen Centre, 22-24 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA
Tel: +44 (0)207 785 7040 Email: email@example.com
That was a super event yesterday. Great turn out; interesting clients. Well done!!
Arabella El Barkouki
Regional Sales Director
3 Tilney Street London W1K 1BJ
Blackberry + 44 (0) 7826 514380 Email: Aelbarkouki@dorchestercollection.com
Firstly, we would like to say a big thanks for not only inviting us to the BNC Networking event last night, but to also introducing Danielle and I to some great contacts. Once we got started we continued to meet some great corporate buyers!
We thoroughly enjoyed the event and The May Fair Hotel was such a great venue to host it!
Many Thanks and Kind Regards
Tel: 01483 747480 Mobile: 07960 442814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.classicbritishhotels.com
I just wanted to say thank you for the event last night. I have already had some interest this morning from a couple of clients so well worth it indeed.
Senior Sales Manager
Maybourne Hotel Group
Claridge's, the Connaught, the Berkeley
Tel: 0207 107 8812 Mobile: 07889 631608 Email: email@example.com
Just wanted to send a big thank you for last night. Iris and I had a great time! Got some good leads to work on and it was great to finally see The May Fair Hotel.
Last night gave me some good ideas on events forThe BNC but held here at the Wyndham Grand hotel to showcase the venue.
As discussed, we'll be in touch soon!
All the best
Wyndham Grand London
Chelsea Harbour London SW10 0XG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 5009 Mobile: +44 (0)78 2598 2822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely to see you again last night and thanks for arranging a great networking event.
Director of Sales, Conference and Incentives
Tel: 0207 921 4120 Mob: 07702 920503 Email: email@example.com
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