Last week saw me donning my tux and black tie – I had the huge privilege of being the chosen photographer to capture the fun and excitement of the North Notts Business Awards 2012. A prestigious black tie event held at the stunningly beautiful five star venue Hodsock Priory and organised by North Notts Business Connections.
I’d photographed weddings, parties and other events but never a corporate event in such a stunning setting. So, it was all systems go right from the start. I’d roped in my colleague Daniel Torridon to help out on the night as this was definitely a two man job. The event organiser wanted a full studio style photo booth area and also wanted candids and formals of the award presentations. George the owner of Hodsock gave us a prime spot to set up the studio and this proved to be an instant hit with all the guests having to pass by – perfect opportunity to offer them a studio portrait in all their splendour. With a precision workflow in progress we managed to get capture to print down to less than two minutes, it was fast paced but loads of fun!
If you have never been to Hodsock it is well worth a visit when it is open to the public. Its a beautiful family owned historic house set in 800 acres of countryside famed for its annual display of Snowdrops. With beautiful period oak panelled rooms and large Pavilion function room it was the perfect place to hold the awards that celebrate the best of business in North Nottinghamshire.
With many awards up for grabs by the finalists there was plenty of drama and joviality as the winners were announced and Rob Ferrol Photography would like to congratulate them all:
Springhead Fine Ales – Company of the Year
Kara Wilkinson, K Kleen – Business Person of the Year
Crystal Clean Services – Excellence in Customer Service
No Offence CIC – Successful New Business of the Year
Respect Woodland Green Burials – Green Business of the Year
Captain Jacks Adventures Ltd – Business Community Partnership of the Year
Andew Fullelove, Pinfold Property Services – NNBC Referer of the Year
All in all it was a fabulous evening and a fantastic experience and I’ve already been booked for the 2013 award ceremony. The images here are just a small selection, a full gallery of the images can be found here and details of all my corporate & commercial services here.