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Day of reckoning

 

The pulling power of international bands needs venues -and facilities- to match their prestige. Last night, Birmingham's LG Arena did just that as American rockers Green Day took to the stage having delivered 30,000 fans to two sold out shows at the venue, breaking attendance records at the brand new LG Arena within days of its opening. Sat Bal experienced the LG's hospitality offering with sumptuous dining at its Sanctum restaurant before watching Green Day in action from the venue's new premium Showdeck.(29 Oct' 09)

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Birmingham Style Awards

Birmingham's 2009 Style Awards hit town with GQ magazine editor Dylan Jones taking the podium as event host. Sat Bal joined dinner guests to watch the region’s venues, retailers and personalities stake their awards claim at the event.

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The Spanish acquisition

We didn’t expect Alicante to enter Red Carpet’s lexicon of airports anytime soon but neither had we experienced the great strides in corporate and leisure hospitality taking shape in south-east Spain.Sat Bal took in the view from InterContinental's 5-star La Torre resort. (20 Oct '09)

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Val Bowes - Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers has been feeding the world's biggest bands for nearly 30 years. Its founder, Val Bowes, tells us how she combines a successful business with a demanding degree course...and why she'snot too keen too appear on TV with Gordon Ramsay any time soon.

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Pearce Hired

Pearce Hire has emerged from a rigorous tender pitch to win a three-year contract to supply all the power and lighting for the Forestry Commission's live music tours. Abigail Parkin (23 Jan '09)

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Madonna takes Cardiff

Madonna’s world tour got off to a rapturous, if controversial, start at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where fans bayed for encores. The stadium, which this summer hosted Bruce Springsteen and Neil Diamond, was chosen by the performer for the opening night of her 51-date Sticky and Sweet tour - her first with promoter Live Nation. By Abigail Parkin (28 Aug'08) 

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WBPO '07: Client - Madonna Ciccone Event Wedding Venue - Skibo Castle, Scotland

"Madonna came to us via a recommendation. I'd organised a wedding for her friend several months earlier. The friend told me that Madonna would be in touch but I didn't hear anything until about six weeks later.

"It was then that Madonna called me on her mobile about her wedding plans. Privacy was one of the biggest issues and she said that she would require a very private venue for her wedding. I suggested Skibo Castle.

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Navigation systems

The corporate hospitality and events industry mushrooms across the length and breadth of the nation.  For most of us this often means a single month can present a very varied diary. An awards ceremony at Grosvenor House? A hotel launch in Manchester? An exhibition at Glasgow's SECC? Followed, perhaps, by a team incentive event in the New Forest. For those organising the events, time is vital. The advent of satellite navigation reduces  waste of professional time (and fuel). As with so much technology the range on offer can be confusing. Here, we look at some of the entry-level choices that can help business drivers get from A to B on time and with minimal road stress.  Sat Bal  (25 Oct '07)

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July 5, 2007 Posted by admin in Reviews

Upper class act - Flight Review

Gatwick airport on a Sunday morning isn’t for the faint-hearted as Sat Bal finds. Parents and recalcitrant kids, iPod shufflers and baggage-heavy tourists jostle to make today’s airports indistinguishable from shopping malls at sale time. (5 Jul 07)

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Story of O - 13

What happens when Hollywood’s elite wants to party for charitable reasons? Well, the location becomes Cannes at Festival time, the venue becomes a multi-million pound yacht and event management company GSP is enlisted to produce the party. Sat Bal hopped on board. (24 May'07)

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