Hundreds enjoy our Knowledge Guild event

Knowledge Guild even - The Brewery

Our latest Knowledge Guild event was a great success on Monday as our attendees enjoyed an evening of inspirational talks.

Run in conjunction with the Speaker’s Corner, and entitled ‘The Path to Achievement: Extraordinary Lives’, guests heard from three people who have achieved extraordinary feats.

Hosted by TV presenter Clive Anderson, our speakers included Miles Hilton-Barber, an amazing man who having lost his sight in his early 20’s has since gone on to sledge across Antarctica, running ultramarathons through the Sahara and climbing 17,500 feet into the Himalayas. Miles told the crowd: “Everyone has two lives, you start the second one as soon as you realise you only have one.”

Next we heard from Cathy O’Dowd, who was the world’s first woman to climb Mount Everest from both the North and South sides. Speaking about her amazing adventures, Cathy told the assembled crowd “It takes a crisis to realise how bad your plan was” and that “when taking a new path, keep the objective in sight but be flexible with your plan.”

Finally, we heard from Liz Johnson. Liz was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, yet overcame her challenges to become a Paralympic swimming champion, getting a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Liz said: “A weakness doesn’t define who you are but shapes who you are going to be.”

This is just a small flavour of what was an amazing night but to find out more search the event’s hashtag #knowledgeguild on Twitter.

We regularly host these events with the Speaker’s Corner so be sure to check back for details of the next event.

Join us for an extraordinary evening

Knowledge Guild even - The Brewery

Our next Knowledge Guild event is taking place on Monday 6th February 2017 and to inspire you for the year ahead we are talking extraordinary lives.

Run in conjunction with the Speaker’s Corner, we have put together a panel of motivational speakers who will tell us how they progressed from humble beginnings to achieve amazing things.

The Path to Achievement: Extraordinary Lives event will begin at 6:15 PM at The Brewery with a drinks reception before the talk begins at 7.15pm.

 

Knowledge Guild Event, The Brewery

 

Our speakers are:

 

Miles Hilton-Barber – Sledging across Antarctica, running ultramarathons through the Sahara and climbing 17,500 feet into the Himalayas are just the tip of the iceberg with Miles Hilton-Barber. The adrenaline junkie leaves no stone unturned and no mountain unclimbed.

Did we mention that he lost his sight in his early 20s? A champion of not letting the past determine your future, Miles’s stirring story helps us all to recognise the fragility of life as we know it. Poignant and heart-felt, Miles’s ability to overcome adversity is positively infectious, spurring any individual to dream big and conquer their own mountain peaks.

Cathy O’Dowd – Cathy was the world’s first woman to climb Mount Everest from both the North and South sides. Despite surviving life-threatening storms, treacherous avalanches and critical food shortages, Cathy maintains that the biggest challenge to any mountaineer is team communication.

An expert in self-motivation and challenge accomplishment, Cathy’s incredible tale of leadership and risk assessment leaves her audience on the edge of their seats, as she draws comparisons between the soaring peaks of Everest and the sky-scrapers of the corporate world.

Liz Johnson – After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, Liz Johnson was introduced to swimming to help with her neurological condition. Falling in love with the sport, at just 14 she rose to a national level and by 2008 she had fulfilled a lifetime ambition of becoming a Paralympic champion, despite her mother passing away during the Games.

With a home medal under her belt from the 2012 Games and a spot as a Paralympic pundit in Rio 2016, not to mention an accounting degree too, Liz’s unstoppable enthusiasm, energy and resilience is undeniably inspirational.

To book your place at this inspiring event, contact us today or if you are unable to attend you can follow the conversation online using #KnowledgeGuild.

Aurora – Christmas 2016 at The Brewery

December 2016 saw The Brewery transformed into Aurora, a celebration of colour and light. This was the stunning backdrop to one of our most popular Christmas party seasons ever with over 14,000 guests coming through the doors. We wanted to show you what you can expect if you decide to host a Christmas party with us and have put together the short video below. If you wish to find out more about our theme and prices for 2017 don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Brewery Pick Up Two London Venue Awards

Last week we attended the London Venue Awards and were lucky enough to come away with the awards for Best Corporate Christmas Venue and Best Awards Venue. It was a fantastic achievement to win these awards when considering the very high standard of the other venues who entered and it’s something we’re very proud of. A big congratulations to all the other award and mark of excellence winners on the day.

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The Brewery Sees Continued Investment Following Refurbishment

As part of The Brewery’s continued investment, the award winning venue has undertaken a refurbishment of some of its key event spaces. The renovation sees improvements to the venues King George III, Queen Charlotte and Sugar Rooms as well as the reception area.

The King George III, the second largest space, has replaced its large brick pillars with custom designed octagonal structures to vastly improve sight lines and space; better equipping the room to host conferences and awards dinners and increasing its capacity to 300.

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A nine screen plasma wall has been installed in the reception area allowing clients to display video content and branding while integrating social media feeds. To create a fresher feel throughout, carpets have been removed in all spaces and replaced with oak wooden floors, maintaining a contemporary look while regaining more of the original industrial feel of the venue.

Celebrating The Brewery’s vibrant history, the Sugar Rooms have been restored back to their original look with fresh paint work and new custom designed air conditioning covers installed to match the existing wood in the room and creating a new feature for the spaces.

James Varah, commercial director at The Brewery commented, “We are continually putting client needs at the fore of everything we do. We’ve listened to guests and the new additions will give the venue a sleek feel and greatly increase the overall client experience. We are very proud of our rich history and have therefore restored sections of the venue to resemble the original look. This, coupled with the contemporary features and facilities, highlights the unique adaptability and forward thinking stature of the venue.”

Shiny Happy People!

The first half of 2014 has been one of the busiest in the history of The Brewery and during this period we have hosted some fantastic events. Here are just a very small snippet of the lovely messages we have received.

“The event was fantastic and the staff at The Brewery exceeded last year, which I thought would be tough. Lubka was an absolute pleasure to work with as were her team. The security guys were all fantastic” – Britmums

“What a fabulous venue you have – so unique, and so versatile, with a sense of history, space, creativity and personality – it was simply perfect for our event. I had been impressed at each visit, just how differently the space could present itself – and how perfect it was for the very different usages I saw it put to. And the food….. perfection. Cant say anything more than that! But what really sets you apart is your staff – from the door man to reception, hospitality and the fabulous AV guys. All professional, friendly with a can do attitude that gives you absolute faith that everything is under control. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you – I had no hesitation in being totally confident that you knew what we needed and would make sure it was delivered. And of course, the amazing Richard – capable, consummate professional, extremely customer focused, and a wonderful person to boot. He was everything we could have wished for and more.” – Capgemini Consulting

“I’m always really impressed by the standard at the Brewery and you didn’t disappoint.  The food looked great, the staff were all very helpful and professional and Richard was absolutely amazing.” – Redactive Media

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help for the roadshow yesterday. Out of the 5 roadshows we’ve run in the last 2 months, this has been the only one that has run smoothly! We didn’t have to ask for anything to be done as everything was followed to the letter from the function sheets and my instructions and not a peep heard with regards to crockery etc!Wooday in particular was fantastic yesterday so please pass my thanks on to her and her team. And please pass my compliments to Chef – everyone raved about the food.” – Centaur Media