But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever (‘Now We Are Six’, A A Milne)
The social event of the season arrived on Tuesday 29 May 2018 when about 115 guests ascended on the surprisingly brisk lift to Level 24 of The Shard for the express purpose of celebrating 10Eighty’s 6th Birthday Party.
Awaiting near the top of this globally recognised skyscraper were stunning views across London in a unique event space, just one of The Office Group’s many impressive spaces designed by Architects Archer Humphryes (also responsible for The Standard Hotel in New York and the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone).
How do you like your canapes in the evening?
Guests were offered an appetising selection of canapes throughout the evening including: roast pork loin with apple sauce in a crisp pastry cup topped with fresh rocket, scallion and radish, roast chicken breast Vol au Vent served with smoked paprika and spring onion, rare roast beef crostini with horseradish and rocket mayonnaise, salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis with fresh Dill, King prawns sitting on a bed of pea puree served with coriander.
Meatfree guests chowed down on this alternative selection of canapes: vegetarian Goats cheese pearl and red onion marmalade in a red pesto cup, baby tomatoes, mozzarella and basil skewer with pesto pipette, chickpea and pimiento crostini with homemade garlic and herb mayo.
Thank yous, performance reviews & party bags
For the sixth time CEO Michael Moran delivered one of his engaging and succinct speeches which included ‘thank yous’ galore, a mention of Heidi from Fuel50 who had flown over for the occasion from Australia, a putdown of performance reviews and a plug for the brand new Career Portal app, stylishly promoted by a purple postcard in the traditional 10Eighty Party Bag (see below).
As Michael’s speech cruised to a conclusion, Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore brought out the bespoke birthday cake made by Konditor & Cook a very delicious Victoria sponge topped with marzipan icing.
As the evening drew to a close every guest got a party bag with bubbles, sweets, a 10Eighty-branded travel mug and the aforementioned postcard promoting the Career portal app and the benefits of Connected conversations.
Thanks to everyone who attended our 6th Birthday Party. We look forward to seeing you again next year!