I am just writing on behalf of the events team at Horsham District Council to thank you for participating in the Grand Opening of East Street last weekend, which aimed to celebrate the completion of the East Street shared surface project and show off its potential as a unique area of Horsham's town centre.
Despite a bitterly cold and grey start, the combination of business generated food sampling, promotions, activities and competitions together with the staged entertainments seemed to prove a hit with the many hundreds of visitors that passed through the street during the day. Local businesses reported seeing more people entering their shops than they could count with several declaring the day a major success for all involved.
A flurry of preparations in the weeks leading up to the event had seen a number of business owners repainting their shopfronts and concocting activities that would engage visitors of all ages in learning more about East Street and incentivising their return as customers. This included a 'Win a Wii' treasure hunt, organised by property agents Brock Taylor, Quarter Q face painting by Children's shoe specialists Raspberry Laces, plus Souvenir editions of a local paper featuring the faces of young visitors by Premier PC Supplies, Cookery and Cocktail making demonstrations by Wabi and free food samples by Pizza Express, Tortellini plus Strada and Carmela which between them did a storming trade in breakfasts, highlighting East street's role as an early morning destination. In addition many visitors took advantage of Steamer Trading's 25th birthday offers, vouchers for free sparkling wine celebrating Cote's 1st Anniversary in Horsham, La Source's interior design advice, 25% off flowers in Stephanie Jane Florists and Strada's running of a children's prize drawing competition.
A variety of entertainments played out across the day, much of the activity being focused on the 'Landbuild' marquee which attracted crowds to view polished performances from Horsham's Glynde Dance Studio, The TLA Steel Band from Littlehampton and locally based Salsa Evolution who also ran interactive sessions for those wanting to have a go themselves.
In between the marquee sessions, a town crier, buskers, a comedy chef, colourful shopping stilt walkers, "Gran's" on motorised shopping trolleys and an accordionist ensured that visitors were well entertained. Cancer Research and Horsham Rotary Club ran two very successful stalls throughout the day and Horsham Open Studios inspired over 100 visitors, young and old to paint some of Horsham's famous faces in the style of artists ranging from Warhol and Picasso to Matisse. For anyone that missed it, a history of East Street display, courtesy of Horsham District Council's Horsham Museum, and a development 'before and after' display will continue to be located in the shop front of Talbot House, East Street for at least the next week.
Right on cue at 1pm, the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and De Tomasos revved up the atmosphere still further as four, bright shiny supercars arrived to park by Wabi and Barclays Bank at each end of the street, guaranteeing still further numbers of people being attracted to the whole area.
Feedback so far, has been positive and we hope to receive good after event PR coverage.
I thank you once again for all your help and hope that you enjoyed the experience.
Tourism and Events Officer
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Corporate events are not only experienced, professional and helpful but they are on time and deliver exactly what they say they will. Over the past 3 years we have worked with them to deliver our Polish Festival in Ealing Broadway. At the end of each event we have never been seen them as a contractor but as part of the festival team as they are as passionate about the event as you are this is why we have continued to use them. With Corporate Events nothing is ever to much trouble and they always go that extra mile - highly recommended.
Operations and Contracts Manager, Ealing Broadway BID
I just wanted to say a massive thank you.
The event went really well and the client was super happy with the carpet and ropes and poles.
As always David was amazing and thank you for keeping me updated on everything.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas,
Karla Otto London
I was very pleased with your company and its organisation. You did everything as per the booking, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others and have already done so at the party.
All the best..................David Carr
Happy New Year! Sorry it's taken me a while to respond, but I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to you and also your men for making my 40th birthday party a fantastic night. The lights, dance floor, tables, cubes and silhouettes created a brilliant 70's WOW effect.
I hope we can work again in the future.
Iíd like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest thanks to Corporate Events for their support to the HQ 3(UK) Divisionís Christmas Ball. In the run up to the event I liaised with Anita, personally; not only was she a delight to speak with but she was able to offer an excellent and extremely competitively priced service through Corporate Events. The dance floor and other items that we hired arrived and were set up in good time, with operating details comprehensively explained; all personnel with whom I dealt were exceptionally professional and friendly.
I cannot fault the service or the products provided by Corporate Events and can honestly say that the company were fundamental in the smooth running and the inordinate success of the evening; I must say that the starlit dancefloor was spectacular and made quite the centrepiece. In addition, the uplighters (a perfect icy blue) were key in setting the scene for our ice-themed, Narnia-esque foyer. Thank you Anita, and all at Corporate Events, for your impeccable service; I can assure that I will personally recommend and, indeed return to you, for future events.
Anita, thank you so much, for all of your help. The Christmas Ball was a fantastic success thanks, largely, to you and your team.