With National Tree Week upon us, we are thrilled to announce that from January 2020, as part of a wider sustainability strategy, we will plant a tree for every event confirmed.
Global planting programme
It has been reported widely that planting billions of trees across the world is the most efficient and cost-effective way of tackling the climate crisis. Leading scientists have advised that as the trees grow, they absorb and store carbon dioxide emissions which are currently driving global heating.
Two-thirds of all emissions in the atmosphere resulting from human activity could be removed by an international planting programme.
Founders of Blue Strawberry and Table Talk, Molly Watson and Jojo Browner (respectively) celebrated the launch of our new initiative to plant a tree for every event confirmed with a new sapling – a White Lilac ‘Madame Lemoine’ tree on our roof terrace in Stockwell.
Sustainability in events
The events industry has been criticised for its wasteful approach and inaction on sustainability issues. Next year, we will be sharing more details of initiatives designed to respond to the growing need for all businesses to take urgent action.
Molly Watson & Jojo Browner – Blue Strawberry and Table Talk founders
“It’s such a fantastic feeling for our clients to know that we will plant a tree as a direct result of their event.
We will be sharing regular updates on our progress with this brilliant initiative.
The whole team are hugely excited about getting involved – we are all looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and planting some trees ourselves!”
Professor Tom Crowther – ETH, Zürich
“This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one.
What blows my mind is the scale. I thought restoration would be in the top 10, but it is overwhelmingly more powerful than all of the other climate change solutions proposed.”
Follow us on Instagram at @bluestrawberry_events and @tabletalk_events to stay up-to-date with developments as they happen. Alternatively, you can contact our knowledgeable team on 020 7733 3151 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your can plant a tree with your next event!
We are thrilled to announce that Blue Strawberry have won a £4 million contract (over five years) to deliver exclusive polo events, weddings and private parties at Ham Polo Club.
Internationally renowned, Ham Polo Club is London’s oldest polo club and was founded in Richmond in 1926.
Ham Polo enjoys a distinguished reputation, almost a century in the making. As the last remaining polo club in Greater London, Ham Polo Club is well known for offering superb grounds, alongside impressive social spaces perfect for entertaining and hosting celebrations of all kinds.
The Club boasts excellent transport links to central London and beyond, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the dynamic spectacle of polo as part of the event or even their wedding!
Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director – Blue Strawberry Group
“We are absolutely delighted to be embarking upon this new relationship with Ham Polo Club. The contract further demonstrates our commitment to hand-picking the most exciting opportunities in the marketplace, as part of our strategy to maintain sustainable growth and offer a greater variety of choice to our discerning client base.
From the start, we have been hugely impressed by the collaborative and forward thinking approach of the team at Ham Polo. The Club’s prestigious history and desirable location, matched with Blue Strawberry’s values and creativity, offer a truly exciting opportunity for Club members and event organisers alike. We are all incredibly excited about our future partnership.”
Sam Peddar, General Manager – Ham Polo Club
“With great excitement, the Club is pleased to announce that Blue Strawberry will be our hospitality partner, enhancing the enjoyment of the club for members, sponsors, visitors and event organisers. Blue Strawberry will work with us to maintain the relaxed family atmosphere of the Club while raising the game in terms of our ability to deliver fantastic quality, memorable culinary experiences and excellent service.”
This development follows our success in acquiring our first exclusive in-house catering and hospitality contract at No.4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair, which commenced at the start of 2019.
Find out more information on Ham Polo Club, or about holding your next event with Blue Strawberry, contact our knowledgeable team on 020 7733 3151 or at email@example.com
The world’s foremost luxury weddings and events summit, Engage! arrives in London this Autumn, kicking off with a spectacular welcome party at Tower of London with Blue Strawberry. Working closely with the Historic Royal Palaces team and wedding industry luminary, Sarah Haywood, the Blue Strawberry team are planning an extravagent experience for guests, taking inspiration from the party’s iconic setting.
Milan Thakrar, Business Development Manager at Historic Royal Palaces
“We are thrilled to be welcoming the Engage!19 Summit to London and to be opening the doors of our iconic palaces to industry leaders from all over the world. Recognised as Crown Accredited suppliers due to their extensive expertise and outstanding offer, Blue Strawberry were the ideal choice to welcome delegates on the opening night – setting the tone perfectly to begin this high profile symposium, for a renowned global audience.”
The Enage!19 London Experience will take place between 28-31 October, across Historic Royal Palaces’ portfolio, alongside Rosewood London, and in association with Sarah Haywood Weddings. The sold-out summit invites attendees from around the world to gain key insights from leading events, wedding, and business innovators, in addition to offering networking opportunities within London’s awe-inspiring palaces.
Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engage! Summits
“We are beyond delighted to be partnering with Historic Royal Palaces to showcase some of the most legendary palaces in the world to our global audience of top luxury wedding and special event planners, designers, media and other influencers. The anticipation and buzz among the entire industry is beyond our wildest expectations and we look forward to planning an extraordinary three days and nights with a dream team of top British talent.”
Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director at Blue Strawberry and Table Talk
“Being hand-picked to represent not only Historic Royal Palaces, but also London and the wider UK, to make that vital first impression – at such an esteemed global event – is incredibly exciting for the whole team. The party will echo the drama and magnificence of the iconic Tower of London setting whilst providing a unique ‘money can’t buy’ experience that our esteemed guests will never forget.”
Stay tuned for more as this spectacular event unfolds this Autumn…