British Film Designers Guild Awards 2021

After a long wait to return to a full-scale awards ceremony, the BFDG Awards were able to go ahead this year to celebrate the incredible talent of the film industry’s art departments. The Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square was host to the 2021 awards, which were postponed due to Covid restrictions last year. Film creatives were full of anticipation for the return of the prestigious awards and to finally have their hard work during the pandemic being recognised.

NR Events took on the production of this event, from liaising with the technical suppliers to produce an eye-catching stage setup to sourcing the costumes for the West End dancers. Over 300 audience members enjoyed a three-course meal alongside professional entertainment before the awards ceremony began in the late evening. 

We worked closely with Chair of the British Film Designers Guild, Sonja Klaus, to bring her creative vision for the event to life. Working as the Production Designer on many prestigious films and series, including Terminator and Mr Selfridge, it was vital that we were able to produce a show that reflected the tasteful eye of reputable film creatives. The event included many intricate details, down to the napkin rings and name cards that decorated each table.


After working on a fantastic virtual ceremony for the Guild in 2021, I was delighted to be asked to produce this year’s in-person event. 


Working alongside creatives from the world of film brings an extra level of scrutiny to the event design but with a clear vision from chairperson Sonja Klaus and the fantastic backdrop of the Londoner we were able to deliver a high quality finish.


Staff at the Londoner commented that they had never had an event without a stage backdrop but we boldly didn’t add anything, we did not want to add anything that might feel corporate and with the chainmail and luxurious wall coverings, our simple stage set of chandeliers worked well.


We were lucky also to have sponsors who supported the design vision with floral centerpieces (palmbrokers) and we could just enhance their table design with scatter crystals.


Entertainment came through a personal contact of the chair person but we were treated to a spectacular performance by some west end performers to open the show, who came out following a short skit performed in the style of the 2021 awards by Sonja.


 BFDG awards was a beautiful event, in a stunning venue (The Londoner), the décor showed the theme clearly with a diamante table and large glamorous chandeliers. The event ran smoothly with only small obstacles, everyone from the BFDG team, technical team and event team worked amazingly together to be able to create a very special night.




🍽️ Q Stakeholder Dinner 🍽️

Recently, we delivered a memorable dinner event for Q members in London at the fabulous in Royal Victoria Dock.

The hotel prides itself on its sustainability values whilst still offering the best service and catering possible 🌱 which fit nicely with the Q team`s objectives!

#qcommunity #clientdinner #goodhotel #sustainability

Another fantastic piece of feedback from one of our jobs. If you`d like to feel the same as our clients then get in touch about your events to 👋

#eventproduction #eventprofs #testimonials #feedback #wemakeevents #client feedback

🎞️ NR Events Showreel 🎞️

Introducing our new company highlight video for NR Events!

We are pleased to offer a range of services for a variety of event formats, with a selection of our best work showcased in this video 💪

Thank you to all of our brilliant clients, past and present. Don`t hesitate to get in touch for any upcoming event production or management needs: 👋


#NRevents #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventagency #cheltenham #showreel #eventprofs #wemakeevents

Its always great to get lovely feedback from our clients. Here`s one of our favourites! Thanks Rob! @orangesandlemons_ireland 🍊🍋

#clientfeedback #eventprofs #wemakeevents #eventmanagement

✏️We are brushing up our CAD skills for the summer.
CAD (Comupter aided design) is used for drawing out site plans for events, so we are always looking at CAD plans when we are site managing! We`ve been following the @Event Site Design Ltd course and are loving it! ✏️

#eventsmanagement #sitemanagement #eventprofs #computeraideddesign #wemakeevents # outdoor events

⛸️ Cheltenham Ice Rink - Sustainability Report 2023 ⛸️

At the beginning of the year, the Ice Rink in Cheltenham finished another successful season of skating sessions, this year with an improved focus on sustainability 🌍

We worked with @visitcheltenham and the suppliers of the Ice Rink to collate all production, transport, waste, serveware, graphics information and inputted this into TRACE. TRACE provides a sleek software to understand exactly which areas of the event are the highest contributors to the carbon output, which we were then able to format into a visual presentation. This will allow for the organising team and suppliers to work on improving for next time and reducing the event`s carbon impact event further.

For more information about the ice rink please see:

#sustainability #sustainabilityreport #trace #isla #cheltenham #cheltenhamicerink #marketingcheltenham #visitcheltenham #wemakeevents #eventprofs

🔬 As part of our ongoing training to support our roles on site, last week we took part in a day of online training with @theloop_uk We spent the day on their `Responding to drug use at music festivals & outdoor events` course to help us ensure our knowledge was on top form ahead of festival season. We had a fantastic experience and some important conversations with other industry professionals about keeping everyone safe. 🔬

#NRevents #eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventagency #eventprofs #wemakeevents #theloop #festivals #outdoorevents

🎪 5% VAT for Festivals 🎪

@aif_uk are asking the UK Government to lower VAT on music festival ticket sales from 20% to 5% for a temporary period of three years.

As of last week, 21 UK festivals have announced having to postpone, cancel, or completely close this year. AIF are predicting that the UK may lose over 100 festivals in 2024 due to rising costs.

We have witnessed the damage that the pandemic, increasing supply chain costs, Brexit, and the energy crisis have caused to the once thriving UK festival scene. In order to keep our most-loved events alive, the government must take action now!

@alexchalk99 @dcmsgovuk

#aif #ukfestival #5percentVAT #5percentVATforfestivals #eventmanagement #festivalmanagement #sitemanagement #eventproduction #festivalproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs

🙌 Announcement 🙌

We are thrilled to say that Natasha is going to be a mentor as part of @wearenowie`s Level Up Scheme!

She can`t wait to see what comes about over the the next few months. Thanks to @weorganisechaos and @festivallstaff for supporting this initiative ✨

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #mentor #mentorship #nowie #womeninevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs


Scroll to Top