Week in Pictures: Searcys awards, Science Museum showcase, Meribel ski trip

Industry events this week included an awards ceremony for restaurant group Searcys' employees, and the Science Museum's showcase of its new event spaces.

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Searcys, the collection of restaurants, bars and venues, thanked staff across its portfolio at the inaugural Searcys Awards held at Inner Temple, London on Tuesday (17 January) marking the achievements of its employees in the workplace.

The evening began with welcome drinks, followed by speeches and a three-course dinner before the awards ceremony began.

The nominations for the seven ‘Searcys Values Awards’ were submitted by Searcys employees and staff from Searcys’ venue portfolio. From a shortlist of three per category the Executive team picked the eventual winners. The Values Awards cover Searcys core pillars of Passion, Excellence, Accountability, Energy, Originality, Execution and Curiosity. The evening was rounded off by the chance for guests to network.

The Science Museum, alongside London-based event caterer Tonic and live event AV company Matrix UK Solutions, last night (19 January) welcomed 300 event professionals to launch its new spaces including Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery and Mathematics: The Winton Gallery.  

The Media Gallery showcased the latest event production technologies courtesy of Matrix UK Solutions, including Meru Interactive servers, intense LED displays, networking and lighting capabilities, as well as a number of new PA and video displays.

In Mathematics: The Winton Galley, an a cappella group and a practitioner of the ancient science of Chaldean Numerology entertained guests courtesy of Sternberg Clarke. Guests were also treated to Tonic’s bespoke cocktails and canapés, all themed with mathematics in mind.  

In Wonderlab guests were able to discover over 50 exhibits in seven zones covering science phenomena that occur around us every day. Guests were presented with ‘The Theory of Food’ – a science-inspired menu provided by Tonin, including pasta pillows filled with flavoured butters, BBQ duck doughnuts with HP gravy and puffed salmon skin with frozen salmon milk and sweet and savoury frozen lollipops.

Other treats featured were bespoke cocktails by Drinks Fusion; Smith & Sinclair who provided edible vapour orbs and edible perfumes; and Guinea Pig, who showcased interactive levitating orbs. Robots of London provided Pepper, a humanoid robot, which interacted with guests as they left the museum.

Also this week, C&IT flew out to the snowy climbs of Meribel, France with luxury chalet operator Meriski and a small group of travel press to sample the ski resort's offering for corporate groups. Between hitting the slopes, snow-shoeing and dining in various mountainside restaurants, the group got to experience Meriski's Chalet Kalliste property, which sleeps 8-12 guests and offers a spacious living area, outdoor hot tub and private chef.

 


 See more:

2017 Preview: Six of the best London openings to get excited about

The Beacon Museum to open £1m conference facility

Venue of the Week: DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames

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