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Brand Spanking New Mega Quiz

October 2011

Last Wednesday the KDM sales team swapped the office and telephones for the unit and hand buzzers as we tested the brand spanking new Mega Quiz.

Divided into two teams we took our seats and having been introduced to the event we focused on coming up with team names.

Imaginatively named ‘Team 1’ and ‘Team 2’ we were then guided through the event by our glittering hosts Alan and Garry.

From questions about the Bronte siblings to Roquefort cheese and working out if that photo is of Bruce Willis with hair, the event was hilarious fun!

The new format incorporates both paper based and on-screen rounds, in which teams buzz in their answers using state of the art hand-held keypads. With brand new rounds including the ‘Rogues Gallery’ and ‘Little Kidder’, the event is looking better than ever thanks to the masterful design work by KDM’s very own Graeme.

The Mega Quiz is ideal for after dinner corporate entertainment. For more information and costs on this event (and any others) please give us a call.

Boris the Baby Bat Bombs in on the KDM Team

August 2011

Wikipedia tells us that bats are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight – but Boris the baby Bat would beg to differ; flying doesn’t come naturally to him at all 🙁
Boris the baby Bat

He landed on the floor of the M D’s office at KDM’s head office in Trentham sometime on Wednesday night and was found awaiting rescue on Thursday morning by Kevin.  Boris – named following a pretty biased vote comprising a fully inclusive electorate of Accounts Supremo Maria and no-one else – spent the next few hours in a makeshift bat house, carefully constructed by the ever thoughtful Maria. He found comfort in a duster and sipped from a tea spoon until the whole team had to say our final goodbyes when Suzanne, a Bat Carer with the Bat Conservation Society flew in to take him to the Bat Hospital where he will be fed on bugs, taught to fly and be cared for until he is fighting fit when he will be returned to Trentham to play once again with his Bat Mates.

While Boris is recovering, plans for his return are already in motion, as corporate entertainment experts we can’t resist the opportunity to plan a welcome home party – the Bat Man, Robin and Bat Lady costumes are on order, the champagne is on ice … Gotham City here we come!

A Company Party in Venice!

March 2011

For the fourth year running our client – a leading medical supplies
company – came to us to organise their annual staff ‘thank-you’ and awards night and this year asked us to provide a ‘Medici Masquerade’ themed event.

We were delighted to work with them on this project and luxurious table covering, decoration and Venetian centrepieces set the scene. Our giant Venetian masks, busts, columns and statues together with stunning lighting effects completed the setting for a corporate event to remember.

Entertainment was provided by one of our favourite function bands playing their ‘Time After Time Show’ – 3 sets from different eras, on this occasion 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

And the clients’ feedback … ‘Everything went superbly, the room looked lovely and everyone commented on how good it looked! The band was terrific, your staff were professional and efficient in their set up of the room … thank you again for all your help and we look forward to working with you again soon.’

Our Corporate Events Team are Superstars!

January 2011

Every week we collate the client feedback we received from the previous week’s events. We are totally committed to maintaining our high standards and not allowing the inevitable pressure on costs to deflect us from our objective of delivering high quality corporate events every time. All of last week’s feedback is not yet in but the following will give you a flavour and confirms that we are succeeding. Well done and thank-you to all the KDM team.

“Nicky, I just wanted to say again a massive thank you to you, Kathy and the team for such a fabulous conference! It couldn’t have gone better and I am still on a major high. Your team were all so efficient and everything was extremely slick, controlled and timely. I was particularly impressed with Graeme, your event manager, and everyone had a great time with the team building.”
Conference Management and Production, Magazine Mayhem Team Building and Hollywood Themed Dinner

“The event went well, was well received and I was pleased with how it went. I thought it met the objectives, everyone seemed to enjoy it; it was a good experience and useful.”
– Bigger Picture Team Building

“The event staff were excellent.”
– Krypton Factor and Quest for the Best Team Building

“Feedback from the event was awesome … best party so far. The guys were great as usual and the room looked fantastic!! I look forward to the next event we have …”
– Calypso Carnival Themed Dinner and Party

“The event went really well. It was excellent and a lot more fun than expected. The guys were great!”
– Crystal Maze Team Building

“The event went really well, my colleagues were all really pleased and they all noticed the branding on the balloons and the colours. The guys on the event were great too! I would definitely use you again if I needed any help!”
– Table Dressing for Product Launch

“They team told me they had a fantastic day, everybody really enjoyed all the events including the team building.”
– Crystal Maze Team Building

“Everyone had a fun night; the boys were excellent and did a good job! I was happy with the event and the pre-event service.”
– Horses, Hogs and Hounds Corporate Entertainment

“Thanks so much to you and your colleagues the evening went really well and everyone seemed to have a good time. The theming was lovely and the snowboarding was managed very professionally. Lots of people had lots of fun so thanks very much!”
Winter Wonderland Themed Party

“The evening was marvellous! Everything was perfect and the staff were great as always. The entertainment suited the theme down to the ground.”
– Masquerade Ball Theme Night

“The event went very well and all credit to the guys for fitting the screens into the room. Garry and Shaun were fantastic.”
– Mega Quiz Corporate Entertainment

“As usual Graeme and the boys did a fantastic job, we couldn’t ask for anything more, please pass on our much appreciated thanks to them all. Once again thanks for all your help.”
– Fun Casino Corporate Entertainment

A Good Night Out for a Good Cause

July 2010

Had a fantastic night out at the Donna Louise Trust Summer Ball last Sunday. The Trust is our local Children’s Hospice and does fantastic work but needs to raise over £3m each year to keep up its work. Whilst not the usual corporate event that we might organise the principles are broadly the same; KDM designed the table centrepieces and dressed the tables, created the theme – ‘A Flight of Fantasy’ – produced the graphics and media stings, theming and props whilst Jonathan Wilkes used his show business contacts to create some fantastic entertainment. With 300 guests the event had fantastic support from local business and over £30,000 was generated to help the hospice.

Product Launch and Party … Scintillating Corporate Entertainment

May 2010

My client, a major Pharma, was holding an internal re-launch of one of their best selling products and asked us to help as they raised internal awareness over three days leading to a night of company entertainment – the celebratory party. For their main office staff reception area we provided props and lighting to match the theme – ‘Re-Light my Fire’ – and this provided a taste for the launch party to come.

On the night of the party guests were welcomed by fire-eaters and flame ball jugglers and the marquee was set with candelabra table centre-pieces with black table linen and vibrant orange chair covers to set the mood with props and lighting effects to further develop the theme. After dinner entertainment, of close-up body burning and fiery tricks followed by a Take That tribute act and disco, completed the evening – that’s Corporate Entertainment!


American Diner Theme Night

February 2010

Our client had chosen a venue with American Diner style booths for their event conference finale party. It was our job to transform the rest of the room to emphasise the theme and get everyone talking. After a site visit, many hours of design and planning and full event management the result was stunning. (more…)

The Company Party from Heaven and Hell

January 2010

Normally our valued clients don’t tell us to “Go to Hell!” but for a Christmas party with an ‘eternal’ message this is exactly what they did! Tasked with providing an evening of Corporate Entertainment with a difference our excited client chose a Heaven and Hell theme and with tricky room limitations (and of course budget constraints!), it was our job to make it a reality. (more…)

A Whip Cracking Night of Corporate Entertainment!

December 2009

Last month we provided a jaw dropping Wild West Hoedown Gala Evening for over 300 industry leaders. Show stopping interactive entertainment coupled with an array of table dressing and room theming created an electric atmosphere and an exciting night to remember. (more…)

A Night on the Red Carpet

November 2009

We work closely with many of the leading hotel chains and were recently asked to help in the event management of two glamorous Gala Balls. These evenings were high profile corporate events for both key corporate clients and trade contacts requiring that special ‘wow’ factor – an everyday occurrence for us at KDM! (more…)

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