Tuesday, 23 July 2013

All Work and No Play...

All Work and No Play…

Last Thursday, the Guardian Display team were lucky enough to be invited to IET London: Savoy Place for a party being hosted by The IET in celebration of their multi-million pound venue refurbishment.

It seemed that it wasn't just Guardian Display who decided that this particular summer’s day shouldn't be spent in the office. A brief stop-off at the Sky Lounge atop The Hilton Double Tree confirmed our suspicions. Wave after wave of people, who had their suit jackets over their shoulders, ascended to the Rum Shack for a cheeky post-work Mojito (or two).

Rum Shack, The Sky Lounge.

We gazed at some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including the soon-to-be Leadenhall Building that is being constructed by valued clients Lang O’Rourke. After a casual drink in the summer sun, we made our way to IET London: Savoy Place in a cab that nearly left two of us behind!

Savoy Place. Home of The IET.

We arrived at the home of the IET with plenty of excitement for the evening. We were greeted at the reception and lead to the IET’s refurbishment party. The conversation was flowing, the music was excellent, and the view from the balcony was immaculate. There is nothing quite like sipping champagne whilst looking at the London Eye, Big Ben, London Bridge and the River Thames all in one breath-taking panorama.

Our team was greeted by faces we knew, and plenty more that we didn’t, whilst the fantastic waiting staff brought plate after plate of delicious food that would have been rude to refuse. Introductions were made and old contacts were reintroduced, whilst the wonderful Party Pianos filled the room with a seemingly endless range of brilliant covers of party favourites.

After a night of endless song requests, plenty of food and one or two drinks, the Guardian Display team called it a night. We said our goodbyes and gave our thanks to IET for organising a brilliant party, and wished them the best of luck with their near £30,000,000 refurbishment. They gifted us with a goody bag filled with chocolates and wine, which was greatly received.  It’s an exciting time to be involved with The IET, and we were pleased to be a part of their renovation festivities.

We’d like to wish the IET the best of luck, and we hope that their revamp will bring them even more success in the future. 

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