Communication is key to events at Glaziers Hall

By Lucia Cappiello

Bankside venue Glaziers Hall and event supplier Swan About partnered to put on a show-stopping event for the Internet Telephony Services Providers Association’s (ITSPA) annual awards ceremony on Wednesday 1 May.

Organised by the UK-based membership organisation ITSPA and now in their eleventh year, the awards celebrate innovation, best practice and recognise achievement within the next generation of the communications industry.

With spectacular views across the River Thames to the City of London, ideal transport links and supportive service, ITSPA chose Glaziers Hall and Swan About – the external catering arm of The Globe Theatre – to deliver an unforgettable occasion.

The afternoon event took place in the venue’s scenic River Room, chosen by the organisation because of its stunning river views, and began with a drinks reception as the 90 attendees gathered for the awards. The awards were presented across twelve categories, including Best Business ITSP, Best Multi-National Solution, Best VoIP Software and Best Wholesaler. Arguably the most coveted award of the evening, ITSPA Hero, went to Jim Reilly from the OTA (Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator).

Swan About, one of Glaziers Hall’s preferred suppliers, offered an efficient, streamlined process organising both dressing of the room and catering of the event. Poseur tables were adorned with floral displays and the room was completed with pop-up banners from ITSPA’s sponsors. Delicious British-inspired savoury canapés included smoked duck, mini smoked brisket, fish and chips and nut roast, while sweet canapés included strawberry and lychee choux and dulcey chocolate panna cotta.

Michaela Zemanová, secretariat at ITSPA, said: “Our event at Glaziers Hall was a celebration of the winners of the ITSPA Awards and was also a great opportunity to showcase our sponsors and meet potential new clients. We found the venue’s management very efficient, welcoming and extremely helpful; they also provided all the additional service we needed. The flowers were excellent and canapés tasty – all well-received by our crowd and the feedback from sponsors was good.

“Glaziers Hall has a great number of spaces for various events so if we needed a venue near London Bridge again, I would definitely contact them.”

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