Posted: 08/06/21 by Polka Dot Events Management Ltd
Wow where has three years gone! We are now three years old and it’s gone very fast!
The first event we organised was the Kettering Business Awards in October 2018 at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa and what a night it was celebrating the success of local business and raising just under £1,000 for Johnny’s Happy Place in Kettering in the process.
In 2019, we organised the Kettering Awards, this time at The R Inn in Desborough and the event raised over £1,000 for Kettering Community Unit as, again, businesses from across the Borough were recognised for their hard work and achievements.
Last year, the Awards were postponed due to the pandemic, however, this year they are back and we’re very much looking forward to the evening in October at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa.
We’ve also organised Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival and the event in June 2019 was amazing with over 800 people sampling the delights of the Counties’ food and drink on a glorious summer’s day at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa. This year, like the Kettering Awards, the festival is back and we look forward to organising another amazing day with local food producers and tasting the delicacies of Northamptonshire.
We’ve also been active within the local business networks around Northamptonshire and have been organising the monthly Corby Business Network meeting for small businesses around the Corby area.
The last three years has also seen events organised for Kettering General Hospital for their Dragons Events, worked with people to help plan their weddings, a 21st birthday party, a naming ceremony and even a Ruby Wedding.
The last year has been particularly tough and we’ve had to face tough challenges throughout the pandemic and various lockdowns, however, we ran some great online network meetings for small businesses to network and engage and met so many wonderful and inspirational people in the process.
However, the challenges of 2020 have provided opportunities to bring events back for 2021 with the aforementioned Kettering Awards, Northamptonshire’s Good Food and Drink Festival and two great running events including Conquer the Castle at Rockingham Castle in July and then GeddingTEN in August. There are also other events being planned and details will be available on the Polka Dot Events website in the near future.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported events we’ve organised and been involved with and it’s been fantastic to work with so many venues and suppliers in such a short space of time since Polka Dot Events Management was first born.
We look forward to many more events in the future.