WOW!! What an absolutely amazing night filled with good company, giggles, food and of course a few well-timed infamous glasses of wine.
Think before we dive in and say anymore its best to say a massive thank you each and every one of you that took the time out of your evening to come and attend the #BoostTorbay birthday bash. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces there.
Preparations for the event had started a week prior to the event with a rather attractive looking cake being ordered from @DDsCupCakes8. That week also saw event invites being sent out via our mailing list and eventbrite organisations page.
Initially the concept of pizza and tweets sounded yummy. But on one of the hottest days of the year, it was decided at 1pm on the Friday to move to sandwiches and light snacks and boy did we deliver just that.
By 6pm, the stage was set, food was there, wine was chilling and the air felt right for a birthday bash.
Arriving on site, setting up for the presentation in the board room, nerves were certainly starting to make their appearance, after all what’s the worse that could happen?
What followed was a light-hearted evening of informal business networking.
It was great to meet the team from Avron House, Emotional Well-Being Holistic Support and Proud Geek to name but a few of the people who attended.
The presentation vs nerves
I’ve got to give a special thanks to Jenny-Lou from EWS Holistic Support for getting everyone’s attention to move into the boardroom for the presentation. Everyone was having such a great time, that it almost felt a little rude of me trying to shout about the chatter. :).
Once in the boardroom a small presentation of where BoostTorbay has been, what we’ve done to date and where we are going in the future unfolded.
The presentation was well received with questions being asked surrounding how it would work, costs and so on.
The presentation lead nicely into cutting of the cake, almost feels like a wedding, and again a special thanks to @DDsCupCakes8.
Where was the chat?
Once the cake had been cut, the food eaten the time had flown by and we’re now onto the #BoostTorbay chat.
It was quite refreshing to hear that people didn’t want to tweet, the focus, yes was to get people to tweet during the #BoostTorbay chat. But why tweet it in 144 characters when you can say it in 10?
Informal networking lasted well into the evening with business cards being exchanged between all people and everyone receiving a #BoostTorbay cup cake.
It was great to hear comments such as “can we do another one”? “Stop feeding us”
Overall, Friday the 16th June 2017 saw a beautiful evening and a light-hearted, informal gathering of people to celebrate BoostTorbay’s 5th birthday.
We’ve like to give a special thanks to @ethreedigital, @theharbourworks, @louholistics and @TorbayTDA
For those of you who didn’t attend, there was a small presentation about the future of BoostTorbay and where we see it moving forward in the future. It is worth noting that you can find all the details about the presentation and our plans for the future on the official Newsroom website.
You can find all of the pictures from the #BoostTorbay Birthday bash right here:
We’ve had a couple of featured accounts since our #BoostTorbay bash.
First up was the week before which saw @CwashingtonPT become our featured account for a 2nd time this year. We will be pinging him an email this week to catch up with how things have been and it gives us something new to put on the blog.
Secondly, was the @theworkstorbay, they were our featured account last week, which was very much a matter of coincidence that they should become our featured account on the very week they provided the venue for the #BoostTorbay Birthday bash.
Finally this week it’s @simonwaugh, festival Director of White Rock Festival Paignton taken over as full time job. Who is this weeks featured account.
This weekend grab your trainers and hit the Torbay Half Marathon, or if you’re not feeling quite that energetic you can pop along and spectate from the side of the road.