Hmm, its Monday today, the last Monday of June and I haven’t written anything for the blog for nearly two months – sorry! I did start something a couple of weeks back but my heart wasn’t in it so I binned it.

Anyway, its not all exhibitions you know – oh no, we do other stuff as well.

We’ve just finished working on the UNISON Annual National Delegate Conference, an event with 3000 delegates over six days at The Brighton Centre. Nothing much to report, all went well, the client was pleased and no major mishaps. We’ve had this job for a long time and continue to enjoy the challenge. We build the exhibition stands and look after about 50 exhibitors, build the UNISON Conference Desk, the UNIZONE area and a few other bits and bobs.

As is often the way at the UNISON NDC we were also asked to help with a couple of social events.

On Tuesday we sorted out the Presidents Reception, a cocktail party for about 250 people and sponsored by UIA (Insurance) Ltd. We sourced the venue (Al Fresco) and arranged some entertainment, a band and some fairground games, we pitched these outside the venue and they looked pretty cool.


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A coconut shy
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Balls in buckets
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Cork gun game.
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Feedback from UIA Insurance and the guests was really positive, everyone had a great fun night.

On Thursday we organised a football party at the Pitcher & Piano on behalf of Maureen le Marinel, UNISON President – all proceeds from the evening went to her chosen charity, the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum:


(Poster designed for us by Jonny at Cleverink)

We installed a large screen right above the bar at the Pitcher and Piano:
Big screen

Aside from the result (England lost) it was another successful evening and a just over £675.00 was raised for UKABIF.

So, its not all exhibitions!

I appreciate that the two examples above are hardly ground breaking in terms of excitement and creativity but they still needed time and effort to organise. We used our contacts to ensure that everything ran smoothly and was priced competitively. Sure, the clients could have arranged these things themselves but they are time poor and prefer to use us to sort everything out.