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  • 10th July 2012

The SOS Party - London - 28.06.2012

Thank you to all that attended The SOS Party at Namco on the South Bank, next to The London Eye. Over 250 guests attended the party including the entire Search Office Space London team.

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We have received so much amazing feedback from the event. However, I think that this sums it up pefectly…

“Hi Richard - Just wanted to add my personal thanks for a great evening and of course to endorse Jess' comments about your excellent video! Everyone I spoke to during the evening said pretty much the same thing which was along the lines of ..

'In all my years in the industry I have never been to an event as good as this, and as someone new to the industry it was equally impressive.

Congratulations on a great evening and of course your success providing us with an invaluable link to new customers..

Best regards" - Jeremy Hampton, Orega

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, a few words of welcome/wisdom from Richard, a mini awards ceremony (won by Lee Meranda, Jonathan Weinbrenn, Daniel Howard and Daniel Soffer), plus unlimited food and drink on the house, karaoke, arcade machines, bowling, dodgems, dancing, a pool trick shot specialist and a brilliant magician, Marvin Berglass. We also screened Italy defeating Germany in the Euro-Semi Finals.

SOS hosted the event for a variety of reasons…but mainly to say a big thank you and to show our appreciation to all the serviced office operators for the work they have done with SOS over the years. The event was also to celebrate our upcoming 20 year anniversary and the launch of our new branding, which as you will have noticed, that we are beginning to roll out.

The night was a huge success and judging by the testimonials received the following day (see below), everyone had a fantastic time!

The unrivalled highlight of the evening was the fantastic SOS satirical video. If you missed out on Richard as both James Bond and Lord Sugar, Jonathan Weinbrenn struggling to find Oxford Circus and Lee Meranda touting for business at Piccadilly Circus then we hope you enjoy the video below. In addition, there is also a video of the evening and lots of great photos.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped to make the night such a great success and we look forward to working with you all over the next 20 years!

THANK YOU

The Search Office Space Team

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the superb feedback we have received:

“Hi Richard - Just wanted to add my personal thanks for a great evening and of course to endorse Jess' comments about your excellent video!..everyone I spoke to during the evening said pretty much the same thing which was along the lines of ..'In all my years in the industry I have never been to an event as good as this,.. and as someone new to the industry it was equally impressive. Congratulations on a great evening and of course your success providing us with an invaluable link to new customers..

Best regards, Jeremy Hampton, Orega

 

“Richard – thanks for inviting me. You are a rock star.”

Bob Gaudreau, Executive Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Regus

 

“I would like to personally congratulate you for putting on an excellent evening, I thought that you really differentiated your business away from your competitors and I am sure that your business will improve as a result. Your team supported you very well and showed real professionalism. Once again well done and I look forward to catching up soon.”

John Spencer, CEO, MWB

 

“Gents – thoroughly entertaining evening yesterday, only one company could pull that off… SOS..! Good to see the team and catch up with the competition too. Thanks boys.”

Geraint Evans, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Avanta

 

Just wanted to say thank you very much for last night. I thought it was a great night and good to catch up with your team also.

Hope we can do more business in EMEA in the future

Andrew Birks, Regional Sales Director Central & Eastern Europe, Regus

 

“I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you and your team, on behalf of the Lenta, Coppergate / City Cluster team for inviting us to your amazing party. It was an excellent venue and we had a lot of fun playing the games. Your speech was great and you could tell that you all had put a lot of hard work in putting together the video (it was very funny!!) Thank you again and hope you have many more successful years to come.”

Bobbie-Jo Bush, Lenta

 

“I had a really good night and whoever chose the venue needs a rise.”

Hannah Roberts, General Manager London, i2 Office

 

Just a quick note to say thank you for last night. That video is brilliant! I didn't see it on the night but hats off to you all - great stuff!

Steve Marsden, Area Sales Director, Regus

 

A quick note to say thank you very much for your hospitality last night at the SOS party. It was a great evening bringing together so many people from the industry at a great venue. Both my peers and I would like to extend our gratitude to you and the SOS team for hosting the event and making the evening such a success.

Mark Grant, Broker Channel Manager, MWB

 

“We had a blast and loved the presentation video! Had fun bowling, meeting the other business centre managers, having a few drinks and relaxing. Great to meet you all in person & look forward to continuing to work together.”

Julie Curtis, Client Relationship Manager, Kings House Business Centre

 

“It was great to see you and all your team and we look forward to extending our business relationship together “

Sunny Bhalla, London Sales Manager, TargetSpace

 

“It was really great to see you both and the old and new team! It was emotional! “

Cliff Solomons, Sales Manager, Longcroft House Business Centre

 

“I would like to congratulate you and your team for being the most well-known international broker of the last 20 years and you have done a great job to grow our industry.”

John Milhado, Executive Director Europe, ALLIANCE BUSINESS CENTERS NETWORK

 

“Just wanted to drop a brief note to say thank you for SOS’s great hospitality last night. My highlight of the evening was your video!”

Andrew Halford, General Manager, MWB

 

“Great to meet you all in person & look forward to continuing to work together.

Julie Curtis, Client Relationship Manager, Kings House Business Centre

 

“A huge thank you for last night. A couple of my guys came in with dark sunglasses on this morning! All had a great time. Very funny presentation, particularly Lee and the A. Board! All very generous of you!!”

Marcus Pettifer, Head of Sales, Business Environment Group

 

“I had to drop you a note this morning to say what a great night last night was, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and it’s the talk of the town this morning!! Top night and Eat, Drink and Dance we did!!!”

James Harrap, Direct Sales Manager, Avanta

 

“Good to see you Thursday - a very enjoyable evening thrown by you and the SOS team.”

Daniel Carey, General Manager, Regus.

 

I thought it was an excellent evening – thank you very much

Rob Strachan, Marketing Director, MWB

 

Just wanted to drop you a line to say a big THANK YOU for the fabulous party that you threw for us all last week at Namco. The team all had a really good time and we all enjoyed the video montage!!

What a great place to host at, there was definitely something for everyone and who'd have thought I'd find a flair at foosball of all things.

Gemma Foord, UK Sales Manager, Avanta

 

We just wanted to say a big thank you for a wonderful evening last Thursday. We had a great time and lots of fun playing all the games, the food, drink and speech were great.

Katie Cornish, Lenta

 

Good to see you and your team last week. Thanks for organising. It seemed like a successful evening. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Olly Olsen, MD, The Office Group

 

Thank you very much for your hospitality yesterday – we all thoroughly enjoyed the event, it has been some time since any of us have been bowling or played table football! It was also a lovely opportunity to finally meet the entire team who were all so welcoming and friendly.

Shafina Virani, Vista Property Investments

 

I have to say that is an awesome video – great insight and shows how personable everyone is – really made me laugh

Jon Chappell, Revenue Director, MWB

 

Thank you for a lovely evening.

Richard Adler, Sales Director, MWB

 

Thank you all for a most enjoyable evening – great magic, amusing video, delicious food and drinks, and we met some lovely colleagues in the service office business. It was great to meet you. Your colleagues, too, were all very hospitable and affable (must be a good place to work).

Nick Powell, PHBC

 

I hold you personally responsible for today's hangover! Superb party, great venue and good to spend time with a few old faces! Here's to the next 20 years!

Mark Gregson, i2 Office

 

Thanks so much for hosting us at such a brilliant party last night…unfortunately I had to leave before things got really wild but I am sure there was some excellent high jinks and you and all of your team at SOS were superb hosts so please pass on our thanks to them as well…

Mel Schembri, General Manager Sales, i2 Office

 

Wanted to say big thank you for last night it was really good evening; was lovely for us to meet some of your staff!

Fiona Woolhead, Receptionist, The Virtual Office Group

 

Thank you very much for such a fun evening last night! We really enjoyed celebrating with you, and the party was fantastic! Your video was also brilliant; don’t wait 20 years to make another!

Jessica Cox, Orega

 

Thank you very much for a super evening last night. It was a great venue and was lovely meeting all the SOS team and catching up with colleagues and meeting other providers.

Mary-Anne Lipnicki-Collard, Coaching Centre Manager, Regus

 

Just wanted to drop a brief note to say thank you for SOS's great hospitality last night.

Andrew Halford, General Manager, MWB

 

Thank you so much for the fabulous party last night. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed it. The pool specialist was really good idea and was a great fun.

Hana King, Business Centre Manager, Longcroft House

 

Thanks for an enjoyable evening last night. Here's to doing more business with you guys.

James Parker, Regus

 

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thanks for last night. It was a great evening, I had so much fun :-)

Mel Challis, Area Sales Manager, Regus

 

Many thanks for a fantastic night.

Samantha Shayler, Area Sales Manager, Regus

 

Richard, many thanks for hosting such a good event this evening.

Steve Jude, Managing Director, Citibase