Aurora – Christmas 2016

We are very excited to share these amazing images of how the Porter Tun will look for Christmas 2016. We are now taking bookings for exclusive parties from 30 – 1600 guests and we have a fantastic fully inclusive package that offers amazing value for money.

To discover more visit The Aurora website for more details.

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Going Above and Beyond with The Brewery and Speakers Corner

Last night (22 February) The Brewery and Speakers Corner presented the first in its new series of Knowledge Guild conferences at the Chiswell Street venue.


Compered by Mark Durden-Smith, the inspiring speaker session ‘Above and Beyond – Get going for 2016’ featured motivating guests Sir Clive Woodward, Bonita Norris and Lewis Pugh.

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Sharing their incredible journeys from dreaming to achieving success, the 290 strong audience were treated to personal and professional stories of strength, leadership and teamwork. From Bonita’s journey to the summit of Mount Everest, Lewis’s fight for marine conservation and raising awareness through record-breaking swims, to Sir Clive Woodward’s philosophies for winning and creating high-performance teams across sporting and corporate worlds.


Guests took part in a Q&A session before joining the speakers for networking at a post event drinks reception, which included canapé and bowl food of triple fried chip with charred fillet of beef and béarnaise sauce; soft quail egg with cured salmon; crispy buttermilk chicken, bubble and squeak and lime gel; banana ice-cream, chocolate crumble and apple foam.

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Knowledge Guild is a partnership between The Brewery and Speakers Corner, offering a mixture of world-class speakers and exceptional individuals discussing pertinent topics in a panel discussion.


8 reasons why your company needs a summer party

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Most companies throw a big event at Christmas; in fact, it’s almost criminal if they don’t. Employees have come to expect this annual hula-palooza. A summer party, on the other hand, is far less heard of. Yet it makes more sense to hold a grand soiree in the warm months, when travelling to and from the venue won’t mean scraping ice off the car or worrying about layers.

That’s not the only advantage, of course; from staff motivation to simply breaking up the year, there are dozens of reasons why your company needs a summer party. Here are eight of them:

1. To boost morale

Most employers will know that employee morale is a turbulent beast. One moment, it’s sky high and another, it’s not. Keeping that happy medium is so important. A party, especially when it is unexpected, can go a long way to boost morale. It suggests to staff that they are valued by management and the event can serve as a way to say ‘thank you’ – the effects of which cannot be underestimated.