Christina Brewster, the founder and creative events manager was contacted on Friday 23rd May 2008 by the promoter Ambrose Mendy requesting her expertise to fully event manage the function in time for Friday 30th May 2008, which was just a week away.
“When I got the call I was extremely excited – but nervous at the same time. With the limited time period and the large amount of work and effort required I wondered if I’d be able to pull everything off in time”.
The brief was to organise a star studded champagne reception, followed by a 3 course dinner for 500 people which featured an auction and an after dinner Q & A session with the former Heavy Weight sporting legend Mike Tyson.
The only thing that had been pre-organised was the flyers advertising the event. With it being a bank holiday weekend there was just 4 working days to source and organise caterers, audio visual and lighting specialist, staff, venue decor, auction memorabilia, graphic designers and entertainers.
The result; Mike Tyson’s visit to Essex turned into the sort of celebrity event that might have been expected of a film star. VIP guests included World snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and commonwealth middleweight champion Darren Barker. The evening went perfectly and was enjoyed by all.
“Mike was an absolute gentleman; he was gentle, caring and kind – so humble and softly spoken. It was a delight to meet and work with the legend Iron Mike Tyson” said Christina.
The event was a total knockout – Delpeche Events proved themselves to be the undefeated champions!