Nottingham based event management company, Blue Monday Events celebrated their 10 year anniversary in style with tapas and tequila. The company was set up in 2003 by Managing Director, Rory Thorpe and from humble beginnings Blue Monday Events has grown to be a significant player in the event industry.
Blue Monday Events provide innovative event solutions to cater for projects of all sizes and budgets throughout Europe, from company celebrations, team building days and charity auctions to major sales conferences for multi-national blue-chip companies including Bentley, Medtronic and Polypipe.
Rory Thorpe, Managing Director reflects on the highs and lows of the past ten years. “After 12 years working in the event industry I decided to go it alone in 2003. Sadly the financial crisis hit only four short years after we started trading, just as we were starting to make progress. As the services we offer are quite diverse, we realised that if we concentrated on providing results driven ideas and the highest standards of service to our clients at a price which reflected the financial challenges the UK was enduring, that would give us the best chance of retaining our Clients loyalty. I am very proud to say that approach has paid off and enabled us to expand when other companies have been downsizing or disappearing”.
In 2012 Blue Monday Events played a key part in creating the most exclusive corporate hospitality facilities at the London Olympics. “It was a privilege to be involved in such a land-mark event for Great Britain. We spent six and a half months on site, project managing the build of the exclusive Prestige Ticketing hospitality venue for World leading temporary structure supplier Neptunus Structures and then oversaw the overnight operations at the Olympic Hospitality Club, which housed all the main sponsors, for top London event caterers Smart Hospitality. The feedback from both Clients has been incredible”.
Rory is keen to continue to grow the business further and is focusing on developing relationships within the Midlands business community. “I have an excellent team who are totally committed to our Clients, take pride in their work and truly enjoy what they do. Our 10 year celebrations at top Nottingham restaurant Escabeche, was to thank the team, all our suppliers and most of all our loyal Clients for helping to make Blue Monday Events a success”.