Silent Auction in Full Swing Ahead of GBCC Awards Evening

The Silent Auction is live online NOW! Click HERE to view the splendid array of luxury items and experiences up for auction.

Excitement continues to build this week ahead of The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Annual Dinner and Awards Evening taking place this Thursday 19th April. The event, which is recognised as one of the most prestigious awards evenings within the region, will be held at the ICC, Birmingham.

It will include a Silent Auction fundraising activity in aid of Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, the 2018 nominated charity of GBCC President Paul Kehoe CBE.  2018 marks a major milestone for the Midlands charity who have been providing vital care for life limited and life threatened children, combined with support for their families for 30 years.

The sell-out event will attract over 1,200 guests from businesses across the Greater Birmingham area.  Proceedings get underway with a networking drinks reception at 6pm before handing over to this year’s host, acclaimed actor, Stephen Mangan.

The fundraising silent auction is to be staged by The Silent Auction Events Company which is a sister company to hospitality specialists, Eventmasters, both of whom are Birmingham-based.

Staged throughout the course of the evening, the auction boasts an impressive array of luxury items, signed memorabilia and hospitality experiences. Eventmasters will provide options for a number of enticing sports & concert hospitality packages from its extensive inventory.

If you would like to partake in the silent auction event, even if you are not attending the awards dinner, you now have the option to bid online for the first time in advance.  All online bids will be taken into consideration as part of the overall bidding process on the evening.

A full auction list can be found on the Silent Auction Events Company website here.

If your bid is successful you will be notified on Friday 20th April. The auction will close during the awards evening of Thursday 19th April at approximately 10pm.

Summer Events & Hospitality – Our Top Picks

Whether you are looking to entertain important guests or simply enjoy a day out with friends & family – Summer time is highlight of the sporting calendar. So many events take place between June & August that it’s simply impossible to keep track of them all.

Below we have picked out or top summer events with details of dates, times, packages and much more.

The Royal Meeting – Ascot Racecourse

Where better to start than Royal Ascot… an event fit for the queen! Ascot racecourse is one of the world’s finest horse racing venues and has hosted the world renowned Royal Meeting since 1711. In 2017 the Royal Ascot will once again attract some of the world’s finest horses for five days of glorious racing action

Dates: Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th June 2017
Prices from: £339.00 + VAT per person
More details here.

The Henley Royal Regatta

If you are looking to entertain your important clients and guests at one of the highlight events of the British Summer sporting calendar, look no further than our Henley Regatta hospitality packages. Held on the banks of the River Thames since 1839, the Henley Royal Regatta offers a fantastic sporting spectacle as the backdrop to a beautiful setting for entertaining your important clients and guests. Quintessentially British, Henley Regatta hospitality packages allow you to enjoy this superb event in true pageantry and VIP style.

Dates: Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017
Prices from: £245.00 + VAT per person
More details here.

The Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Champions is quite simply the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. The Championships take place at SW19 over a two week period in July. For Tennis fans and players, this is the highlight of the year. Centre Court Debentures are one of the most sought after tickets in the world – only the lucky few get to attend!

Dates: Monday 3rd – Sunday 16th July 2017
Prices from: £345.00 + VAT per person
More details here.

The York Ebor Festival

York Ebor features the oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races and as such demands hospitality of the finest quality. There is always an extra special atmosphere during Ebor, attracting large crowds of enthusiasts and new faces alike. We are delighted to offer you the very best hospitality suite available at York, the Dante Suite, which offers stunning views of the Knavesmire, the crowds and, of course, the racing action.

Dates: Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th August 2017
Prices from: £239.00 + VAT per person
More details here.

Eventmasters can offer official packages at all of the major sporting events across the UK. If you would like any more information please call us on 0121 233 6500.


Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner Review

Eventmasters was delighted to sponsor the Players’ Player award at the prestigious Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner held at ICC Birmingham on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Everyone was in great spirits to look back on an eventful 2016/2017 Sky Bet Championship Season particularly following the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on the previous day. Still work to be done this Sunday!

The sold out annual event was hosted by local celebrity Tom Ross and included entertainment from the superb Mica Paris, local band Versheiden combined with three-course fine dining and a welcoming drinks reception.

Players’ Player – David Davis

With 42 appearances and a total of 4 goals this season David Davis deservedly picked up the award from our own Managing Director, Denise Sheasby.

Denise said

“I am so pleased for David as he has had a great season, his goal and celebration against Aston Villa at St Andrews also saw him pick up the Moment of the Season and Supporters Player of the Year awards!”

So overall a very good night for him.


Other award winners on the evening included:

Goal of the Season – Kerim Frei

Young Player of the Season Che Adams

Top Goalscorer Award – Lukas Jutkiewicz (12 Goals)

Foster’s Man of the Match Award – Che Adams

Captains Choice Award – Josh Dacres Cogley

Blues in Business Award – Voice Mobile

Supporter of the Season Award – Lewis Mitchell

Long Service Award – Rita Greenway

Special Achievement Award – John White

The evening also raised funds and awareness for The Lily Mae Foundation, a really well worth while organisation which provides much needed support for parents and families who have sadly lost a baby to stillbirth or neonatal death.




Eventmasters To Sponsor Players’ Player of the Season At Birmingham City Awards Dinner

Eventmasters are delighted to confirm our sponsorship of the one of the biggest awards at the Birmingham City Player Awards Dinner at the ICC Birmingham on Sunday 30 April 2017.

On what is sure to be a fantastic evening, we will be sponsoring the prestigious Players Player of the Season Award, always one of the most popular accolades of the evening. We can’t wait to see who will be picking up the award in 2017 with so many potential winners.

This annual event will provide a fantastic evening of entertainment as members of the first-team squad and management come together with supporters to celebrate the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship Season.

Eventmasters, based in St Pauls Square in the heart of the city, boast a wide-range of West Midlands football fans in the office – with Birmingham City well supported by several members of the team.

Managing Director, Denise Sheasby is an adopted Birmingham City supporter, as she began to follow the club when moving to the Midlands, after growing up a Sheffield Wednesday fan.

Denise Sheasby said: “We are so pleased to be sponsoring one of the best awards at the Birmingham City Players Awards Evening – The Players Player of the Year Award.

“It is going to be a fantastic evening and one which we are really looking forward to. To be associated with one of the biggest clubs in the West Midlands is fantastic and we can’t wait to be at the ICC at the end of the month. ”

Full List of Awards & Sponsors:

Supporters’ Player of the Season sponsored by 888 sport
Young Player of the Season sponsored by Bluecon
Goal of the Season sponsored by Birmingham International Coaches
Blues in Business sponsored by Eze Group
Captain’s Choice sponsored by MKG
Top Goalscorer sponsored by Swallow Drinks Limited
Supporter of the Season sponsored by Eze Talk
Moment of the Season sponsored by JS Spooner
Players’ Player of the Season sponsored by Eventmasters

Eventmasters Confirm Expo 2017 Winner

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Spring Expo 2017 held on Friday at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre was a huge success.

Over 80 companies used the event to showcase their products and services and with 100’s of delegates in attendance it was a great opportunity for Eventmasters and our sister company Soar Online to network with businesses from the West Midlands region and beyond.

Denise Sheasby Director of both Eventmasters and Soar Online said: “The expo gave us the opportunity to network with some great businesses from the Midlands. It was our first year at the event and we really enjoyed it. We will be back next year!”

Thank you to everyone that took time to visit our stand during the day.

Eventmasters and Soar Online are delighted to confirm that the business card draw was won by Cerise Carroll (Costco Wholesale) very many congratulations.

Our thanks go to Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of GBCC, for making the draw yesterday afternoon at the Chamber offices.

We look forward to seeing Cerise again next Thursday when she will enjoy two full hospitality places within our superb Venue facility at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival 2017 – the four day Olympics of jump racing gets underway in less than a week on Tuesday 14th March.

For further details on the Cheltenham Festival 2017 please follow the link.