At last I now have some spare time to report on what I have been doing recently in the world of corporate photography in London. It has been a busy time this month and kicked off with a conference for Imperial Tobacco at The Hilton Metropole Hotel London during May that saw a busy schedule for the event that was called the UKI Cluster Conference. Not to sure why it was branded that name but this somehow gives it all a meaning and direction for the participants.
The day started with all the five hundred or so attendees arriving and signing in and a pre conference lunch was held to fuel them all up for an afternoon of packed activity. Speeches from various management personnel were made and to lighten things up a bit a craft team building exercise was laid on for the attendees to show off their creative thinking ideas. This area of conferences does somewhat worry me, that you have the top personnel of a company who are most likely earning large salaries making objects out of play doh, paper and straws. But they seem to enjoy it!
The event took on a more relaxed role for the evening and all five hundred people were transferred by a fleet of historic Route Master London Buses that made their way back and forth to Madame Tussauds for the drinks reception and meal that awaited them after they had a tour of some of the areas of the famous landmark and celebrities inside!
ITL at Madame Tussauds
The time is fast approaching for companies and charities to hold annual events for good causes. Many companies have events that combine a business element with a conference agenda throughout the day and then reward their employees with an awards evening dinner with entertainment as a thank you for the year’s productivity.
Charities also assemble and invite guests to attend a special event. A good excuse to socialise and meet old friends. Guests can purchase tickets for a summer ball or themed evening that give a revenue stream for the good cause.
Here Alternative has the solution and is asked to attend an event and produce images via a Printing On Site system. Photographs are taken as guests arrive, often as couples in their evening dress and then printed at the venue so ready to collect and take away with them on departure.
This for one provides an extra wow factor at the event being entertaining and a useful service. Secondly for fundraising events can produce extra income for the charity by us Alternative Images donating a percentage of sales to the cause. A win win situation for the organisers.
Alternative can organise a mobile studio set up or just use the pleasant surroundings of the venue as a backdrop. Often the venue works best because it gives a reminder of where the evening was held. Many locations are old stately homes or manor houses that have fantastic decoration with vast stairways in the hallway.
Below is an advert placed in a local newspaper by Alternative to inform event organisers of the service offered
Here at Alternative Images we offer a service of onsite printing for events, parties and black tie balls. Or whatever your function may be. We offer corporate packages for companies that hold awards dinners, charity fundraisers or just want to add more fun to an evening for their guests. On arrival at the drinks reception couple photographs are the preference for a momento from the evening. Often at charity events we donate back a percentage of sales to the charity in question to help with the fundraising. If you would like more information please contact us to discuss your event.