Corporate Staff Party at The Groucho Club

Brief: To create a small summer party for 25 members of staff – 80% male - of a London construction company.

Location: The Groucho Club, Soho, London

Solution: We didn’t have a huge budget for this event but wanted to do something memorable for the client, so we hired two private spaces in the famous Groucho Club, a Soho members club frequented by celebrities and people working in the media. We provided all of the guests with detailed invites, met everyone at the main entrance and escorted them to a private room where they enjoyed a three course meal and wine. After dinner they were free to wander into the adjoining space where we had converted a snooker room into a gaming area, with a four lane scalextric track and a radio-controlled car table football arena. Grand Prix footage played on TV screens placed around the room, and a fantastic competitive atmosphere quickly developed.   

Groucho Club

Entertainment: We designed an iPod playlist especially for the group which was played through the club’s sound system during and after the meal, and brought in a specialist supplier to arrange the scalextric tournament and radio-controlled car football. We provided a number of prizes for the winners including cinema vouchers and bottles of champagne.  

Challenges: The budget was the main challenge for this event – the company wanted their staff to feel like it was a special occasion, but they had less than £100 per person in the budget. This had to cover all the food and drink as well as room hire fees and entertainment. In order to use the Groucho Club we had to negotiate all the prices down considerably to be able to produce the event without spending too much. 

Favourite moments: The competitiveness on the scalextric track was brilliant, but it was also great for the guests to be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous – this made them feel like they were all VIPs for the night.  

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