On 30th March 2012 Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire, played host to the ‘Busy Bees Annual Managers Conference and Awards Dinner’. Due to our central midlands location and major road and rail links Yarnfield Park was the perfect rendezvous for all 146 nationwide nurseries.
The focus of the event was to get all their Nursery Managers together to deliver this year’s results and next year’s forecast.
After an intense conference in our purpose built Knighton Suite, which can seat up to 400 delegates, the delegates retired to their bedrooms to get ready for their very own red carpet BB Awards Ceremony.
Yarnfield Park working in collaboration with Pixifrog Events Ltd took a mere two hours to transform the venue into a dazzling ‘Oscars Awards Extravaganza’ complete with Hollywood Entrance, Red carpet walkways, giant props, full room and table dressing and topped off with a ‘Busy Bee’ search light to really set the scene.
As the guests entered the venue they were greeted by their very own ‘paparazzi’ before relaxing with their pre-dinner drinks. After a short time the ‘Master of Ceremonies’ welcomed the guests back into the now transformed Knighton Suite to take their seats for dinner.
As coffee was served the ‘Master of Ceremonies’ introduced the BB Awards Ceremony. During the next hour 16 trophies and prizes were awarded, to the top nurseries in each of the categories ranging from’ Team of the Year’ through to ‘Nursery Garden of the Year’.
After the awards the guests were free to celebrate their successes, enjoy the evening and to party to the sounds of the live band, ‘Under the Covers’.
The client was over the moon with the event and said:
“I’d just like to say a huge thank you for all your help last Friday – the room looked excellent and I can’t believe how quick you turned it around! The room definitely had the WOW factor and I think everyone was amazed when they walked in! Your support in the lead up to the conference was brilliant and nothing was too much for you.
Can you also pass on a huge thank you to the MC, Jon, who was fantastic and ensured the ceremony ran smoothly, with humour – everyone has commented what a difference he made to our ceremony.” Karen D’Aguilar, Head of Sales and Marketing.