Testimonials

 

 

 

Sourced Band for Wedding in 2012

“I have used Lavinia's services to hire entertainment for my forthcoming wedding. She managed to turn my fluffy request of 'some kind of music but not a disco' into an awesome idea for a live band playing all the music we like and providing DJ services between sets. I was impressed by the speed of turnaround and the reasonable costs. I will definitely be using her again for forthcoming corporate events as I have witnessed firsthand one that she had arranged and it was fantastic.”

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Juliet Markee - Insure4biz.com

 

 

 

 

Black tie annual dinner 2013

“Lavinia has an infectious personality that she brings to the table when coming up with ideas for event props.  I gave her a brief with a very limited budget for a longstanding black tie annual dinner which needed an injection of creativity to bring it up to date.  Our theme was James Bond and the props Lavinia’s company supplied were of an excellent quality and really brought the room to life with a variety of pieces.  I received some fantastic comments from guests on the night all saying what a difference theming the event this way had made.  I think it’s fair to say that without Lavinia’s input and the professional creativity provided by Sapphire Events in such a friendly way, my black tie dinner would not have been the success it was”.

Top qualities: Infectious Personality, Excellent Quality

Jo Slatere - Development & Alumni Relations Officer

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas themed event

"If you want to work with someone with attention to detail and expert knowledge where you know you will get the delivery you asked for - use Lavinia. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on a recent Las Vegas themed event where the feedback was so positive that we will definitely look to her for future events. I can’t thank Lavinia from Sapphire Events enough for assisting in the implementation of such a successful night!"

Top qualities: Attention to Detail, Expert Knowledge

Nazia Nathu - Experian Sports and Social Club Chair

 

 

 

 

Seminar Hosting & Venue Finding

“Lavinia has organised and hosted several training workshops for Tyrrel Consulting Ltd (and will continue to do so) and has proved to be an invaluable asset. Her attention to detail and expert knowledge in event management are abundantly clear. Not only has she prevented us from making mistakes, ensured that our events run smoothly and that our delegates are well looked after, but she has also saved us money though her keen negotiation with venues. If you are running seminars or workshops then enlist the help of Lavinia, she takes all the pain away and in our case has saved us more than her fees!”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Beth Tyrrel - Tyrrel Consulting

 

General

“I thoroughly enjoy working with Lavinia. She's brilliant at her job, focused, does what she says she will, has innovative ideas and she's great fun to work with.”

Top qualities: Personable, Focussed, Innovative

Kate Shaw - TREETOPS HOSPICE TRUST

 

 

 

General

“Lavinia was one of the most upbeat and positive colleagues I ever worked with. She had excellent customer service skills and always would go that extra mile for people. Efficient and effective in her role with excellent sales skills - who could resist that welcoming smile!! I would have no hesitation in confirming that whatever work Lavinia found herself involved with that she would always be successful..... "

Top qualities: Positive, Efficient, Highly Skilled

Cheryl Jackson - Saxton Mee New Homes

 

 

Blues Brothers Charity Ball

“Lavinia is a great person to work with to achieve great results and have fun along the way.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Sue Rowlett - Marie Curie Cancer Care

 

 

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fayre

“I've found when working with Lavinia that she will do her utmost to make sure everything is done right and everyone is happy. A truly conscientious person, definately someone you can rely on.”

Top qualities: Conscientious. High Integrity, Highly Skilled

Neil Jordan, Director, Britton Bespoke

 

 

 

Seminar Hosting & Venue Finding

“I have used Sapphire Events a number of times. Lavinia is always professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable. All the events have been delivered and managed brilliantly, with always positive feedback. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lavinia.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Stuart Ross - High Growth Academy

 

 

 

 

Seminar Hosting & Venue Finding

“Lavinia is an excellent event professional, who can balance the strategic objectives of a campaign with the tactical discipline of delivery. She has a natural flair for theming, which is balanced by a detailed knowledge of the practicalities of event delivery. Lavinia is one of those rare people who can operate in either front of house or behind the scenes with equal professionalism. Her youthful exuberance belies her consummate professionalism
I would be happy to endorse any project Lavinia was involved in.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Peter Motley, Chief Executive, TBNEM

 

"4 Corners of the World" Dinner Dance

"I found Sapphire Events to be a professional, well-organised company that delivered what it promised. Lavinia was energetic, enthusiastic and made sure that everyone who attended our event enjoyed themselves.  '4 Corners of the World' - Good concept, well executed."

Tony Edwards - Managing Director - Payne Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

CARS - Compete Auto Recycling Show

International Round Table (IRT) Beatles Dinner Dance

“Thanks again for a great night on Saturday, the feedback has been fantastic, everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly and the room was amazing. Also thanks for all of your help throughout and during the build-up to the show, your experience of what works definitely shows through, I have learned a lot about what an event like this needs to make it work, and you were invaluable throughout that process.  I would highly recommend Lavinia for organising your event, ours was a large, new and particularly challenging event, when the attendees walked in to the room they all had a look of exited amazement that continued throughout the night, from the food to the band and F1 Car, the hotels and the buses, Lavinia organised the event and us to the max.”

Nigel Dove - Vortex De-pollution System

 

Winter Wonderland Charity Ball

"Black tie dinners have become much of a muchness.  Lavinia's attention to detail is impeccable making for an evening with a difference and to be recommended."

Deborah Labbate - Star Coaching

 

Gossama Marketing

"Having worked with Sapphire Events many times It's clear why so many companies hire them to organise, manage and theme their events. Their creativeness & attention to detail is excellent, and the execution of every element is exceptional."

Mark Joyner, Managing Director, Gossama

 

 

Seminar Hosting & Venue Finding

"Lavinia provides professionalism in a friendly environment. She is always the first to arrive and the last to leave."

Top qualities: Professional, Personable, On Time

Mark Pennington, Ryley Wealth Management

(St James's Place)

 

Winter Wonderland Charity Ball

""Sapphire's events are always stylish, elegant and very well organised.  We would always use Sapphire for any of our events and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lavinia and her team to our clients and contacts"

Phil Hughes, Printing.com

 

 

The Business Network East Midlands

"Lavinia is ideally suited for the Corporate events market and is able to combine creativity, atmosphere and effect within the realms of a realistic budget.
Attention to detail and time management are her strengths which she combines with a great temperament and a manner that puts senior people at their ease."

Peter Motley, Chief Executive, TBNEM

 

 

IHG Group

“I was completely blown away by the professionalism of the Halloween night, organised by Sapphire Events. The quality of the props and staging were phenomenal and every ounce of effort put into the preparation showed, not only through the decor but also the lively and engaging atmosphere it created. It still sends a shiver down my spine thinking about that graveyard!”

Lianne Corriette

 

Cancer Research UK

"Sapphire Events were extremely efficient and friendly in organising our Charity Christmas Party at Blotts Country Club in December 2010."

Heather Hoskin

 

 

 

 

Motivational Speaker & Conference MC, Chair of East Midlands Networking Forum

"When it comes to organising and hosting successful business events, Lavinia Pavis is the ultimate professional.
As a conference speaker and event MC, I've seen nobody better to work 'front of house' for your event and provide a compelling first experience for your guests.
And if you're considering a themed extravaganza or high level corporate event, that's when she comes into her own as a creative, professional and wonderfully engaging partner to really make it happen. Lavinia is one of the best in the business!"

Rob Brown

 

 

The Service Tree

"As I walked in, I thought wow, polar bears, white Christmas trees and snow, it was magical and the live singer amidst it all brought the whole thing together!
It was obvious Lavinia had worked very hard at every detail, making it stress free from an exhibitors perspective. I enjoyed browsing the other stands selling some lovely and original gifts, well done on a great event!"

Anne Turner-Harrod

 

Treetops Hospice

"Lavinia Pavis is an extremely likeable and easy person to work with. She is full of ideas and initiative. She has a great passion, drive and flair for Event management which always guarantees that her events are well run and fantastic fun. Sapphire Events has shown great commitment to supporting its local hospice, Treetops. At the Sapphire Events Winter Wonderland Christmas Fayre an incredible £1,004.85 was raised and donated to the Treetops Hospice Ripple Appeal. I'm extremely grateful for their support."

Kate Shaw, Ripple Appeal Manager

Butterworth Photography

"It was great to support you Lavinia by photographing this event. The room and theme looked fantastic and the exhibitors that attended all had fabulous products which attracted so many visitors. It was fabulously organised and hosted, we look forward to being able to support you in the future."

Neil and Becky Butterworth

 

Smiley Stork

"Lavinia of Sapphire Events is amazing at bringing a beautiful event together, and helping raise a fantastic total for Charity. Looking forward to our paths crossing again."

Julie Weston

 

 

Boots UK Ltd

"What an amazing night, I didn't expect to enter a venue that had a beach, surf simulator and palm trees. Sapphire events had thought of everything to give it that ‘Hawaiian feel' and to ensure that guests experienced a unique night. I had lots of fun and look forward to the next event and wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sapphire to anyone who would like an event that stands out from any other!“

Joanne Burke

 

CBF International

“The Hawaiian themed event was such good fun – Lavinia really did pull out all the stops and the night was full of surprises! It surpassed all our expectations and a truly memorable night was had by all. Sapphire thought of everything and the attention to detail was brilliant - from the venue itself to props, arrival cocktails, themed music and of course the surf simulator! We are big fans of Sapphire Events and are looking forward to the next one!’’

Peter Burke & Kelly Barker

 

 

 

 

Oracle Corporation

“It is common knowledge that Halloween events tend to be the same thing, year in, year out....But, this year was something different! Sapphire Events hosted what I would describe as a stunningly unique and memorable event in the heart of Nottingham. Starting with the venue, Sapphire transformed the design and ambience of the riverside club into an amazing theatre of gothic chills and grandeur....Boasting its own graveyard and headlining DJ, the evening was elevated to new heights with its own fitting Soundtrack ...In our fantastic costumes, we revelled until the early hours, at which point we moved to the 'after-party' this kept the beat and rhythm of the night flowing. In total, a great night had by all”

Neil Casey

 

 

Lindsey and Andrew Regan, Nottingham

"We were really impressed with the Halloween night. The dusty, cobweb infested graveyard as the centre piece, really gave us the creeps and added to the scary atmosphere. Everyone went to great effort with the costumes and we both really enjoyed the night."

Lindsey and Andrew Regan, Nottingham

 

Seminar Hosting and Venue Finding

"Lavinia is very professional and puts the WOW factor into all her events.  Our clients have always been impressed"

David Ryley - Ryley Wealth Management (St James' Place)

 

Blues Brother Charity Ball

"The event was organised faultlessly, the small finishing touches and attention to details made the evening extra special.  I will be attending one of Sapphires Events again."

David Taylor - D.P.C Ltd

 

 

Blues Brother Charity Ball

"A fantastic night, smoothly organised and opulent.  Lavinia is an excellent hostess and organiser, catering to all our needs and wants.  We can't wait to attend another of her event"

Paula Hare - Marie Curie Cancer Care

 

 

Venue for seminars 2013

"I was recently introduced to Lavinia as I have been looking for a venue to host my new training courses. She just took the brief and had arranged an amazing deal before I knew what had happened. She has dealt with everything with super efficiency, got a deal I know I never could have got on my own, and I just feel my events are in the safest hands possible. I would recommend Lavinia without a moment's hesitation to anyone."

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Serena Humphrey - Serena Humphrey Ltd

 

Blues Brother Charity Ball

"Many thanks Lavinia for organising such a great event.  Our whole table had an amazing evening and that is testament to the obvious amount of time, energy and effort you put into Sapphire Events"

Jane Box - Interactive People Development Ltd

 

Jazz Themed Night

"From the moment of my initial discussion with Lavinia, I was put at ease and felt confident in the ability of Sapphire Events.  What I didn't realise at the time is that the service would exceed my already high expectations; the attention to detail was phenomenal and following Lavinia's magic touch the venue was transformed into a sophisticated and intimate Jazz club.  The event was perfect and thoroughly enjoyed by all guests, who can't wait for the next one!"

Jan Kenny - Nautilustrust

Why theme your events?

At Sapphire we source and provide everything you need, from beautiful venues to delicious food, for a stunning and memorable event. Our innovative approach and our exceptional customer service means we work with you from concept to completion to really capture imaginations and create the perfect event for you.

It is fundamental to the event success

It sets the tone and mood of your event

It leaves a lasting impression with your guests

 

Our Venue Finding:

Here are just some venues we use:

  • The Nottingham Belfry Hotel
    The Village - Nottingham
    The Village - Warrington
    Bistro Live - Nottingham
    Bistro Live - Leicester
    Bistro Live - Milton Keynes
    Blotts Country Club
    NCFC-Notts County FC
    ATFC-Arnold Town FC
    CCFC-Coventry City FC
    DCFC-Derby County FC
    LFC-Liverpool FC
    NRC-Nottingham Rowing Club
    Chatsworth House
    Norwood Park
    Stapleford Park
    Branston Hall
    The Haycock Hotel
    Washingborough Hall
    Newstead Abbey
    Rothley Court Hotel
    The George of Stamford
    Marriott Hotel
    Holiday Inn Hotel
    Park Hall Hotel
    Hard Days Night Hotel
    Days Inn Hotel
    The Wrightington Hotel
    The Hilton Hotel
    The Galleries of Justice Museum
    Alea Casino
    East Midlands Conference Centre
    The Swan-Harrogate
    Immarsat London
    Bath hotel TBC
    Escucha Nottingham

Popular themes:

Some of 2011 & 2012's popular themes:

  • Hawaiian/Beach
    Halloween
    Hollywood
    Jazz
    Blues Brothers
    Winter Wonderland
    James Bond/Secret Agent
    The Beatles
    Sports
    Vegas

Our Charities:

Here are some charities we support:

  • Alzheimer's Society
    Marie Curie
    The Nottinghamshire Hospice
    Maggots Cancer Care
    Treetops Hospice
    Cancer Research
    Children's Air Ambulance
    Victim Support
    Children 1st Nursery

    more to be added

     

Our Clients:

Here are some of our corporate clients:

  • Gossama
    RWM/SJP
    Action Coach
    Payne Worldwide
    Tyrrel Consulting
    CM2 Consulting
    CARS
    IRT
    Financial Times
    The Daily Telegraph
    Jans Logo
    Mazars
    John Lewis
    Staples
    Pink&Lily
    Flower Bay
    Estillo
    Aloe Vera
    Experian