The in-house teams at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) again ensured the smooth running and successful delivery of the Press & Journal Energy Ball on Saturday 21st August 2010. The chefs from the AECC's in-house Catering Team produced and served 940 meals; which included 171kg of Finest Aberdeenshire Centre Cut Fillet Steak, 70kg of Rock Lobster Tails, 60kg of Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon and 48kg of a selection of Scottish Cheeses. Guests at the Energy Ball consumed around 800 bottles of wine, 300 bottles of Champagne and 2,000 bottles of beer.
The Catering staff were further supported on the night by the Centre's highly skilled and experienced Operations Team, which consisted of ten technicians and five event co-ordinators to ensure the smooth running of the evening.
Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of the AECC said: “The Energy Ball is always a popular event in Aberdeen's business calendar and this year was no exception. The event highlights the great results that are produced by AECC’s skilled and experienced in-house teams. On Monday night we had 7,500 people here to attend the Blink 182 concert but by Saturday the arena wasn’t recognisable as a concert venue and was transformed into an enchanted garden for the Ball. It was enjoyable seeing everyone involved having a great time.”
The venue will also be the location for AECC’s 25th Birthday celebrations next month. To mark this special occasion AECC are inviting clients, suppliers, supporters and partners to come together to join the team at AECC to celebrate. The 25th Anniversary Birthday Party will take place on Saturday 25th September 2010 and aims to give something back to the local community while remembering AECC’s history. To coincide with the 25th anniversary the AECC venue team has pledged to raise £25,000 for CLAN (Cancer Link Aberdeen and North). CLAN is a charity that assists and supports all those affected by cancer. A number of AECC staff members have relied on support from CLAN in the past, so it is a charity close to many hearts.