Did you have a good weekend? I did. It was the kind that you remember with a smile well into Monday and beyond. You see I had the great pleasure in attending the Network VEKA AGM and Gala Dinner 2013 on Saturday representing Clearview and PRO Installer magazines, one of the sponsors of the wonderful Gala Dinner.
The theme of this year’s event, held at the elegant St John’s Hotel Solihull, was ‘A Night at the Movies’ inspired by the glamourous film stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age and highlighting the ‘Best Supporting Role’ that Network VEKA offers to its members. This was carried through the day’s presentations and well into the evening with the Oscar-style awards ceremony.
Congratulations to the worthy winners and nominees and to the organisers for a perfectly executed event. It was a great opportunity to put faces to the names of the Network VEKA members that Clearview and PRO Installer feature on a regular basis and also to meet new companies whom we can offer the same support and added value to over the coming months. Feedback to both magazines was really encouraging, enthusiastic and greatly appreciated.
All attendees should be commended for the strong sense of camaraderie they helped to create and who made me feel so welcome. I must also mention compere and comedian, John Meredith, who made me LOL many times with his unique brand of apparently effortless humour.
The overriding factor however, which brought us all together and was ever-present underneath all the glitz, was the shared aim of making our respective businesses as successful as they can be. The contacts made and conversations had by all involved in making Saturday’s event a resounding success will continue to pay-off long after the red carpet has been rolled up.