Astound Retail Open 2019 and EuroPro Tour 2019

Over 160 people enjoyed the Estate from Monday, growing to over 300 people from Wednesday - Friday.

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Brocket Hall

Event Summary


These two events were held at the same time. The PGA EuroPro Tour hosted 156 golfers and was running from 20th-24th of May at Brocket Hall’s Palmerston course.

The Retail Open hosted 160 golfers on the 23rd of May on the Melbourne Course. This event been bringing between 140-200 of the world’s leading retail owners and fashion designers for over 12 years.

For both events, the main Clubhouse was utilised during the day and the historic Hall hosted guests in the evenings.

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  • Host a number of high-profile golf events on the estate and generate some good publicity for the Brocket Hall Estate.


  • We renovated a separate building on the Estate to use as the Euro Pro Tour hub. The space included new changing facilities and a kitchen area. The Retail Open had 18 sponsored holes and 2 double-decker buses that featured engaging pop-ups by sponsors.


  • The EuroPro Tour was covered by Sky Sports Golf and went out on June 4th at 8 pm. After a full year of planning. The week was a big success with great feedback from all involved.

"The key was keeping both events separate. A serious competition on one course and a fun, charitable event on the other." 

Paula Hawkins, Golf Events & Sales Manager, Brocket Hall

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Royal Bled International Pro-Am

A four-day golf event held in Bled, Slovenia

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Royal Bled

Event Summary


The Royal Bled International Pro-Am is a four-day event hosted in the amazing town of Bled in Slovenia. Royal Bled is the oldest and the largest Slovenian golf course. Its origins date back to 1937 and it is regarded as one of the most scenic courses in Europe.

Professional and Amateur players had the opportunity to experience Royal Bled's 5-star hospitality and the week included a visit to Lake Bled as well as its iconic Castle.

Costantino Rocca, a former Ryder Cup player and European Tour winner, was amongst the Professional players who participated in the event.

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  •  Showcase the wonderful town of Bled and the 5-star facilities available at Royal Bled Golf Course.


  • 4 days of 5-star hospitality and world-class golf


  • Global coverage of Bled, Slovenia and the Royal Bled golf course. As well as a number of satisfied guests.

"This is one of the best facilities they've played in the last few years and its improving. They all promised that they would come back and I think that next years Pro-Am, which will be in June, will be an even bigger success than this one."

Daniel Kraljic, Golf Professional, Royal Bled

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Lord’s Dining Club

A unique dining club launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket.

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Lord's Cricket Ground

Event Summary


Lord’s Dining Club was launched in 2018 with renowned michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge. The menus were exclusively designed by Kerridge and each course was paired with a matching wine, chosen to enhance the culinary delights on offer. The event took place in the Grade II* listed Pavilion, and included a Nyetimber sparkling wine reception with a selection of canapés in the Long Room Bar before a four-course menu was served in the historic surroundings of the Long Room.

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  • Launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket, Lord's Dining Club couples the traditions of Marylebone Cricket Club with innovative cooking from a line-up of world renowned Michelin-starred chefs.


  • All teams involved executed the event to a very high standard with outstanding service. Great feedback was received and a successful evening was enjoyed by all who attended.


  • Wide ranging media coverage of the event. The teams also worked together from start to finish to execute and deliver a successful event. Not only were guests expectations met but they were exceeded.


“Working at an Interdealer brokerage in the City we are often looking for unique memorable events to attend with our clients. Upon entering the Long Room we knew immediately we were in for something special. The view from the prestigious Long Room overlooking the pitch at sunset was breath taking. Supported by Angus Fraser, Tom Kerridge was sublime delivering a fantastic mix of humour and an imperious knowledge of his trade. The delicious dinner with wine pairings was a treat, all 15 of our party left replete and satiated.’’

Oliver Terry, GFI Group

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Lord’s Cricket Ground, is recognised worldwide as the Home of Cricket. Steeped in over 200 years of history and owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), it has been based in its central London location since 1814. Lord’s is known for seamlessly blending its rich history with modern world-class facilities. This is typified in its architecture, with the Victorian Grade II* listed Pavilion situated opposite the modern, award-winning J.P. Morgan Media Centre. In addition to this, Lord’s offers several other pitch-facing event venues combined with three outdoor spaces, accommodating between 10 and 500 delegates. It also boasts the newest venue, ‘Pelham’s’, which is at the forefront of MCC’s sustainability drive and the world's oldest sporting museum which contains the original Ashes Urn. The quality of the in-house catering, combined with award-winning service and the venue's rich sporting history, makes Lord’s a cut above the rest.

A unique dining club launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket.

Carlowrie Castle Corporate Conference

A 4 day exclusive conference event with an all-star table tennis tournament and a Game of Thrones themed dinner.

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Carlowrie Castle

Event Summary

A 4 day conference event for a global communications agency. Attended by 100 guests over 4 days from the 5th - 8th February 2018. The Client selected Carlowrie Castle because they wanted a Castle in Edinburgh with good international travel links. The Carlowrie Castle team came up with and created memorable experiences including a unique motivational speaker, table tennis games with one of the world's top players, Game of Thrones style dinner and tartan clothing for the delegates.

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  • An initiative to help companies grow their brand. Part 1 involved strategy development for selected top clients and Part 2 was a 12-month review strategy for development for the organising company


  • A complex event with a very short lead time. Successful collaboration with a range of event partners. A high standard of service was delivered as well as a variety of unique experiences for delegates. The final evening culminated in a Game of Thrones themed dinner and guests were totally ‘wowed.’


  • All the delegates were truly blown away by the experience. The organiser said ‘You have given me a problem, you have raised the bar so high I don’t know what we are going to do next year to beat this.’


"All the delegates were truly blown away by the experience"

Carlowrie Castle

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Goodwood Revival

Historic Sporting Event at the Heart of the English Summer Season.

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Key Facts


  • The only major sporting event to take place completely in a period theme.
  • Themed hospitality transports guests back to 1940s.
  • Utilising event spaces including the Aerodrome, Motor Circuit, House, Hotel, Racecourse, the Kennels and Hounds Lodge.
  • Historic Sporting Event at the Heart of the English Summer Season.

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  • An annual event by Earl of March continuing what the Duke of Richmond started
  • Establish the most important motor race meeting with unrivalled hospitality
  • Provide period atmosphere, great entertainment and unforgettable experiences


  • Delivered 4 outstanding hospitality packages: The Goodwood Mess, Salvadori Pavilions, The War Rooms and the Super Shell Building
  • Goodwood has become England’s Greatest Sporting Estate 
  • Delivered a World famous sporting event


  • An incredibly unique event – ideal for entertaining guests with a choice of trackside hospitality options
  • A jubilant atmosphere as guests savour this feast for the senses
  • “The attention to detail is crazy and wonderful. Great theatre” – Rowan Atkinson


"Goodwood has become England’s Greatest Sporting Estate"

Mark Penn, Hospitality & Events Sales Manager,

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Goodwood enjoys a global reputation as one of the finest country estates in the world. At the heart of the estate sits Goodwood House; a legendary venue with an impeccable reputation for hosting world-class events. The house is part of the only English estate to offer an onsite hotel, fine dining restaurants, championship golf courses, a fleet of aeroplanes, horse racing and celebrated motor sport events. The combination of venues and hospitality choices at Goodwood will both surprise and delight. Perfectly placed within easy reach of London, Goodwood is the right setting for corporate meetings and away days, as well as luxurious weddings and gala dinners of the highest calibre.

Globally recognised as one of the finest English country estates for private and corporate hospitality

The European Senior Tour

The first senior tour event held in Northern Portugal.

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Vidago Palace Hotel

Key Facts


  • The first senior tour event to be held in Northern Portugal.
  • Attended by 72 world ranking golfers.
  • National and international media coverage generated.

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  • Highlight Porto and Northern Portugal as an ideal golf destination
  • Showcase Vidago Palace Hotel as a unique international resort
  • Demonstrate the ease by which a major international event can be hosted at the venue
  • Successfully host thousands of spectators and worldwide broadcasters


  • A challenging golf event that fully utilised the characteristics of the course
  • Exclusive Palace accommodation for players
  • A tailor made, elegant and professional event


  • International media presence and coverage
  • Memorable experiences for tournament participants
  • Luxurious hospitality, modern facilities and a successful championship for all


"Memorable experiences for tournament participants"

Alexandre Barroso, Golf Director,
Vidago Palace Hotel

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Surrounded by natural beauty, Vidago Palace is the most prestigious hotel in Portugal, the perfect venue for destination weddings and an outstanding venue for high calibre corporate events. Long-revered as a spa retreat among Europe's elite - who came to benefit from the famed mineral waters of Vidago - the palace is a legend reborn.


Surrounded by natural beauty and fit for a king, Vidago Palace is the perfect event destination in Portugal

World Class Tennis Event

A tennis tournament on Necker Island in conjunction with Premier Tennis.

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Necker Island

Key Facts


  • 5 nights accommodation for 38 adults and 3 children.
  • Between 90-120 guests on the island daily.
  • Series of tennis tournaments each day.
  • Run in conjunction with Premier Tennis.

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  • 5 hosted lunches/dinners in different locations
  • Morning and afternoon tennis rounds
  • Deliver a fun and professional tennis tournament for everyone to enjoy


  • Exhibition tennis match at the beginning and end of the event
  • Tennis tournaments split into 10 teams (1 pro & 2 dedicated amateurs per team)
  • Live auction and beach after party


  • The success of the 3rd  Necker Cup
  • The 2015 Necker Cup is planned for November... bigger, better and more innovative then ever
  • Top level service and attention to detail
  • Memories to last a lifetime


"Top level service and attention to detail"

Katherine Beach, Sales Executive,
Necker Island

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Necker Island

Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private paradise, is 74 acres of tropical beauty situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoilt area of the Caribbean. Surrounded by turquoise waters and coral reefs fringed with white sandy beaches, this is the destination for a truly special celebration or for sparking inspiration. The island can be hired exclusively for groups of up to 30 people for weddings and parties or for corporate retreats and conferences.

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Sir Richard Branson's private island - an exceptional venue for milestone celebrations and inspiration

BOEING Airlines Launch

Launch of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and B737 twin-jet airliner.

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Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

Key Facts


  • Launch of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and B737 twin-jet airliner.
  • More then 70 guests from the US and from the world’s top aviation corporations.
  • Unique Gala Dinner with entertainment and special activities.

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  • Provide the perfect location for an important international event
  • Deliver excellent service, product value and versatility
  • Offer an event with the “wow” factor in the stunning environment of the Sicilian Baroque Area – UNESCO World Heritage


  • Two-day golf tournament at the ‘Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence’ 
  • Exclusive  and sophisticated dining experiences in the Carrubo Terrace restaurant
  • Private Jet arrivals at Comiso International Airport, 15 minutes from the Resort
  • Historic and luxurious settings with spacious accommodations and a variety of event spaces


  • Generated international media coverage
  • Excellent feedback, an unforgettable experience for guests & potential future bookings
  • Maximum privacy with top level service


"Maximum privacy with top level service"

Mr Bruno Petruzzo, President,
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

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The luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa promises an unforgettable experience in one of the most enchanting parts of Sicily. For both private and corporate events, the resort’s state-of-the-art design, sophisticated décor and prestigious style make the perfect venue for an array of events that are authentic, innovative and luxurious.

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A luxury resort venue with delightful charm in the heart of unforgettable Sicily

Staff Incentive Event

A 4 day stay, including Private Dinners & Sunset Cocktail Receptions.

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Aphrodite Hills Resort

Key Facts


  • 40 delegates – Senior Directors and VPs.
  • A 4 day stay, including Private Dinners & Sunset Cocktail Receptions.
  • Activities included Archery, Tennis, Horse riding & Golf.

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  • Reward key members of the sales team
  • Encourage and incentivise achievement
  • Bring staff and members of the wider team together


  • Elegant Cocktail Receptions & 3 course dinners
  • Final night party with fireworks & entertainment
  • 4 fantastic days of rewarding entertainment and fun


  • Excellent feedback from participants
  • Participants left feeling motivated, valued and rewarded
  • Company Directors extremely pleased with the results


"4 fantastic days of rewarding entertainment and fun"

Andreas Vasiliou, Business Development Director UK & Ireland,
Aphrodite Hills Resort

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Spread across 234 hectares of land overlooking the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, Aphrodite Hills Resort offers a striking background both for destination weddings and large corporate conferences. With 8 large function rooms, accommodating 10 – 900 people, the hotel is equipped to cater for large numbers of guests with ease, seamlessly delivering memorable events. Offering luxurious facilities including an award-winning spa, championship golf course, tennis academy, two private beaches and 15 different restaurants and bars, there is much to enjoy.


A luxury resort destination in the Mediterranean for weddings, celebrations and conferences