I quickly learnt that the News on the Block Property Management Awards (or NOTBPMAs as everyone else seems to call it) were a big event within the property industry. It was my first time at an awards evening with SLC and it was a great experience to be a part of such a prestigious event.
The hotel bar may as well have been booked out for NOTBPMAs welcome drinks, as it quickly filled with many guests in attendance. All dressed to impress and with a glass in hand, you could tell everyone was ready for a night of celebrations.
The awards were hosted at the Wembley Arena which proved to be a fantastic venue, providing the perfect atmosphere for the evening ahead (although the entrance was a little tough for us to find!).
As we walked into the Ceremony room no one knew where to look – News on the Block had certainly pulled out all the stops. There were acrobatic dancers draping down from the ceiling, ostrich feathers and oversized centre pieces on every table with a fully-fledged casino upstairs. They had certainly done the circus theme proud. Russel Kane was our host for the evening, giving everyone a good laugh inbetween awards.
The bar was fully stocked, and a divine three-course meal was soon to be served. It is at events like this where we at SLC get to socialise with our many existing connections, be this current or potential clients or even friends of the firm, but it also gives us a great platform to introduce ourselves to entirely new individuals and start building relationships with them also.
As the moon took the sky and the live band took to the stage we found ourselves heading for the dance floor where we danced the night away.
Here’s to NOTBPMAS 2017!
-Amy Kay, Account Manager.