Radius Payment Solutions is a payment and fleet services company headquartered in Crewe, Cheshire. They have a presence in 29 countries. This event was for their 30th Anniversary Celebration and welcomed all of their employees from across the globe to Manchester.
Radius Payment Solutions approached Make Events to produce their all employee 30th Anniversary party. This was going to be the biggest celebration they’ve ever done as a company and wanted to fly staff from across the globe.
Make Events took complete ownership of the delegate registration and transport. With 45% of attendees coming from overseas (including Kuala Lumpur, USA, Germany and Spain), we allocated a dedicated team to the guests, who were always at the end of the line to answer any questions and ensure there was continual communications.
We also ensured that someone from the team was there to greet guests at the hotel and airport to provide continuity and reassurance.
Make Events managed the venue find for the event and proposed Manchester Central due to its capacity allowance and city centre location.
Dermot O’Leary was chosen to host, and Jamie Cullum performed a private concert for the guests. Our aim was for the event to feel like a live music concert. Therefore, we put a lot of time into getting the lighting and sound as crisp as possible to elevate the music performances from Jamie Cullum and The Lights. Digital screens surrounded the stage with live feed of the entertainment to reflect a talent show stage.
Make Events designed all of the on-screen content which worked to get the crowd excited with X Factor-esque announcements before the entertainment walked on stage.
The central stage was utilised throughout dinner to engage the crowd during the games. Make Events managed the games including ‘Beat the Boss’ where guests had the chance to win the CEO, Bill Holmes’ real money.
Make Events have the knowledge of running a show of this size, the contacts to book the celebrities and time to ensure that it was excellent. 295 hotel rooms were booked over four Manchester city centre hotels and 14 coaches were organised to transport guests.