Deloitte Best Managed Companies –

An award ceremony of award-winning standard.

Deloitte Best Managed Companies was a first for 7 Entertainment as we got the chance to really sit down with the client and dream up a vision before being given pretty much free reign to design a host of pieces for the night, many of which were created specifically for this event.

The event itself took place in the beautiful surroundings of Dublin’s Convention centre and we were delighted to partner up with MCI Ireland in looking after all the entertainment for what is one of the biggest award ceremonies of the year.

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As always, our aim for this event was to put together a range of unique entertainment pieces that complimented every part of the evening perfectly, from the reception right through to the after-party. But we also wanted to focus on the visual aspect of the evening, creating entertainment that looked just as good as it sounded.

The Dream Divas

The evening began with The Dream Divas, a three-piece, all-female group who got the event off to a classy start, welcoming guests in with their take on many of the biggest ballads from throughout the decades. As with any reception entertainment you want something that gently eases people into the evening without fading into the background too much and The Dream Divas definitely struck that balance. They effortlessly set the tone for a night of high-end glamour and sophistication.
When we first sat down with Deloitte they had the initial idea of incorporating a brass band into the festivities, so we created All About That Brass to get the award ceremony off to a swinging start. The band performed a bespoke arrangement of Beyonce’s Crazy In Love, arranged for us by David Kennedy. Our vision for All About That Brass was to create a Bruno Mars-esque performance so we brought in choreographer and former West End leading lady, Louise Bowden to choreograph the brass band’s performance and get our musicians not just playing but grooving to the music too. With so much rehearsal and preparation involved, it was ideal that we knew exactly what sort of space we were working with and we had prior access to the venue to make sure everything went off without a hitch.

All About That Brass got the award proceedings off to a flying start and then DJ Keith Hannah continued the excellence right through the ceremony, playing the hits you want to hear but still maintaining that ambience of elegance and class. In keeping with the theme of the night, 7 Entertainment’s very own swing band Some Kind Of Swing, entertained guests through dinner while award-winning 7 Entertainment event band Good Times kept the party going right to the very end.

We were thrilled to get the opportunity to work so closely with a client to create an event that not only entertained but also oozed glamour and class...

Shane CreeveyFounder, 7Entertainment
Working with all our own entertainment acts to create this event allowed us to really polish and perfect each performance and achieve that ‘James Bond meets Gatsby’ look and feel that we were striving for. We could streamline each act, creating that slick, high-end vibe and had control over even the smallest of details. From The Dream Divas’ stunning red dresses to the brass band’s bow ties, there was no detail we didn’t think about.
A big mention must also be given to MCI Ireland, in particular, Ronan Coleman and Emer O’Connor without whom the evening’s entertainment wouldn’t have been possible. Their partnership was the cherry on top which ensured the whole event went off without a hitch.

We were thrilled to get the opportunity to work so closely with a client to create an event that not only entertained but also oozed glamour and class from start to finish and it was definitely no surprise to us here at 7Entertainment that Deloitte Best Managed Companies went on to win Best Award Ceremony 2019 at the Event industry awards 2019. We’d like to think that part of that win was down to the entertainment on the night.

After all, at 7 Entertainment, creating bespoke, award-winning entertainment is what we do best.