CG Hibberts are celebrating 250 years of trading this year and Onyx were asked to organise a celebratory dinner for them to be held at the Dover Port Terminal 1. Onyx were also asked to create a giveaway gift for guests.
Dover Port Terminal 1 was used for the celebration. The building is the former Marine Railway Station and as a listed building many of the original features are still there and provide a flavor of a bygone era which created the perfect venue for this event.
Onyx decided it would be a nice idea to create a 250-year history booklet as the giveaway. The client gave Onyx a scrapbook of their history and some old memorabilia and Onyx got to work with the help of a family member to rifle through the history and to create a timeline of their history from the past 250 years.
The night began with a welcome drinks reception in the old baggage area of the port. Onyx bought in 3 vintage vehicles from the Dover Transport Museum, these were the type of vehicles they would have used to transport alcohol to the ships many years ago. Around those vehicles Onyx created large timeline boards of their history for guests to walk around – these had up-lighting as well as festoon lighting to make them stand out and tell CG Hibberts story.
During the reception, there were two swing time singers and a magician as well as a bar with champagne flowing and canapés rotating around, creating a lovely environment for guests to mingle and catch up with old friends.
The night then moved onto the dinner, guests were taken up to the mezzanine level that overlooks the old railway station. The tables looked lovely with personalized gifts of Glenlivet per person. There was also a Heineken bar upstairs as well as a stage, dance floor and band set up.
The guests enjoyed a great dinner followed by speeches from family members and ex colleagues reminiscing the successes and memories of the company. After this the Heineken Bar opened and the band started for an evening of fun and celebrations.
Finally, to remember the night they had their Historical Booklets to take home along with Customized CG Hibbert Hieneken Bottles.
A brilliant event gathering together family members and ex colleagues to celebrate a momentous occasion of 250 years of trading.