John Nicholls 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Friday, 20 March 2015
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
mclcreate helped the management and employees of John Nicholls to celebrate the company’s fiftieth anniversary in style.
We provided event production, stage management and audiovisual technology, to create a memorable and streamlined event.
The venue chosen for the evening was one of mclcreate’s partners: Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, an impressive stadium and conference centre in the heart of England.
A total of 500 delegates attended the occasion. Among them were employees of John Nicholls as well as senior staff and members of the Nicholls family.
The evening began with a drinks reception, allowing guests to arrive and mingle informally with colleagues and other delegates before the main festivities began.
After a welcome address from the event host, guests were ushered into the decorated event space for a formal sit-down dinner.
The managing director of John Nicholls gave a presentation formatted by mclcreate, taking guests through the landmarks and milestones of the company over the years.
The Nicholls family were then welcomed to the stage and presented with an achievement award.
A 16ft x 9ft 16:9 screen, along with a split Glux LED screen linked to the lighting, provided visual impact for the presentation and the entertainment throughout the evening.
Guests were treated to comedy from Nina Conti and Bobby Davro, and also enjoyed a spectacular flame-throwing act.
mclcreate managed the running order, timings and scheduling to ensure a smooth and seamless sequence of events.
There was a tight turnaround time due to the venue’s other commitments. We successfully delivered the event from setup to breakdown, all within a 24 hour window.
Event organiser Sharron Walton said:
“You all did an amazing job, and the setup was fantastic. I appreciate all the hard work you put in, including liaising with onsite staff, acts and the band.”