We were delighted to be working with William Grant & Sons on their annual Stand Fast Awards Dinner again – the event offers recognition for the outstanding achievements of those employees who really help bring the company’s values to life.
The nominees travel from far and wide (this year we had guests from Mexico and Sydney as well as many from the company’s Scotland HQ) so the night is a real highlight in their diaries and as such must be a night they will never forget…
Being held in London there was a long list of suitable spaces, using our venue knowledge and the client’s specific brief we suggested Spencer House; built for the first Earl Spencer (an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales) it is the city’s only great eighteenth-century private palace still intact.
The venue allowed us to build bespoke bars representing William Grant & Son’s core brands, staffed by our mixologist team they served Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Collins, Hendrick’s Gin Summer Punch, Reyka Vodka Cold Snap Cosmo (in solid ice tumblers!) Sailor Jerry rum Sailor’s Kiss, Monkey Shoulder whisky Jam Sour, Tullamore Dew’s The Montserrat and a twist on a classic: Glenfiddich ‘Oak’ Fashioned.
Icelandic vodka Reyka wanted to showcase a little of their homeland so we made ice tumblers specially for the event – and supplied guests with cool Icelandic gloves to avoid frostbite whilst enjoying the cocktails!
After arriving on classic red London routemaster buses the guests enjoyed drinks on the terrace, before moving through for the awards ceremony and an exquisite 3 course dinner. Dinner was followed by the traditional Spencer House ‘bombe’ – similar to a baked alaska this house speciality was offered to each guest in the stunning Great room.
Jubilant award winners and their colleagues continued the celebrations with further drinks on the terrace, enjoying the beautiful surroundings (and the glorious June sunshine we were blessed with!)
For more photos of the event, have a look at our facebook album.