The Ascot Group Summer Ball is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious, invite-only events in the industry. It has become synonymous with great company, fantastic entertainment and a lot of exciting surprises throughout the evening.
The group’s hometown of Weston Super Mare was once again the setting for this year’s ball, with guests flooding to the impressive Winter Gardens Venue.
The event was held in The Winter Gardens ballroom, a venue with an impressive history. During World War II, it was the home of the BBC as it relocated outside of London to avoid the Blitz. It has historically held concerts from some musical greats such as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and T. Rex.
Around 200 VIPS, high-flyers, CEO’s and managers from some of the UK’s biggest companies such as Yale, Pure Comms, and Edgetech came together for an evening that included a four-course dinner, live entertainment, and DJ.
Everyone was suited and booted in black tie regalia and must have looked the part, escaping any criticism from ‘Mr. Nasty’ himself, Simon Cowell (or perhaps a very good lookalike!)
Bigger and better than previous years, the glamorous red-carpet entrance was littered with paparazzi capturing the moment. Guests were then greeted to a champagne reception by impressive stilt walkers and circus performers before the doors opened and revealed the extravagant 1920s ballroom.
The event was hailed a great success by those in attendance, and Andrew Scott, founder of the Ascot Group commented:
‘We have had another fantastic year, and events like this give us the opportunity to not only show thanks to our incredible client base, but also every single member of the Ascot Group team. We also got to meet some new faces and talk through some interesting potential partnerships.’
Rob Vivian, CEO at Pure Comms stated,’ The 2019 Ascot Group summer ball will go down as one of the best events of the year. You had some of the region’s leading business people all under one roof, for a relaxed evening of entertainment and networking. The opportunity to connect with new business contacts and strengthen existing business relationships make this event a must attend.’
The Ascot Group cannot wait to see how the event can be topped next year.