Nov 28th 2013

TAYLOR SWIFT HANGS WITH PRINCE WILLIAM AT WINTER WHITES GALA

Taylor Swift may have spent a lot of time rubbing shoulders with America’s “royalty” (aka the Kennedys), but she’s now progressed to hanging with actual princes. The singer joined Prince William and a slew of other stars at tonight’s Winter Whites Gala… Huffington Post
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 Nov 27th 2013

Duke of Cambridge is ‘Living on a Prayer’ with Jon Bon Jovi

The fabulous Winter Whites Gala 2013 will definitely be remembered as a special night for the TLC team.

So pleased to have provided the creative brains behind the night, and hearing the Duke of Cambridge sing with Jon Bon Jovi….memorable Your Royal Highness!!

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 Nov 26th 2013

KENSINGTON PALACE TRANSFORMED INTO WINTER PALACE

Hundreds of trees and acres of snow are on the Christmas shopping list for one of the UK’s top event planners, Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (www.tlc-ltd.co.uk), as she creates the magical wintry design for the Centrepoint charity fundraiser, the Winter Whites Gala, to be held tonight at Kensington Palace and hosted by the charity’s patrons, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The design of the Winter Whites Gala event has been masterminded by the Manchester based event organiser to transport the 700 guests drawn from the worlds of entertainment and business, to a romantic and magical wintry land.

‘I was delighted that American film director, Danielle Alexandra, asked me to get involved.  She wanted the inspiration for the event design to be the epic ice palace scenes  from Dr Zhivago, and challenged me to interpret this on a grand and elegant scale, to suit the Kensington Palace venue’ said event planner Liz Taylor.

Liz has put together a team of top names in event design including florist of the year Simon Lycett and Wolt Dammersof international set designers S2 , to transform part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home into a magical winter forest complete with ice palace and a ballerina dancing atop a 12 foot rotating music box.  The entertainment is also on a grand scale, with a line-up of rock and pop stars to entertain guests including the likes of Eliza Doolittle, Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift.

‘It is going to me a fabulous event for a wonderful charity’ says event planner Liz Taylor

‘I am delighted to be involved and we have pulled out all the stops to reimagine and reinvent the space at Kensington Palace into a sparkling winter land. Guests will be blown-away!

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Sarah Lewis – M: 0781 792 8132, E: slewiscomms@msn.com

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 Nov 22nd 2013

Manchester United players, their WAGs and TV stars attend 14th annual UNICEF gala

Wonderful event. Click:UNICEF

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 Nov 21st 2013

Ideas on Keeping Warm This Party Season

The weather has taken a biting turn this week, so any good host needs to start thinking of warming ideas for their festive party.  Nothing worse than donning your best party dress and £500 shoes, to find yourself dragging through snow and ice to get to the party! 

So get creative festive party buffs on ways to keep the party alive, and the guests warm. Here are some tips to get you started:

– ensure your venue clears paths and driveways of ice and snow.  It it’s raining, arrange for valet parking from front of your venue.

– make sure the heating is on at least an hour before guests arrive (particularly in a marquee) in both the reception and main party space.  Use warm tones in the lighting to add to the sense of comfort and warmth.

– make sure the cloakroom hangs wet coats in heated space to help them dry, and deals with umbrellas properly

– offer guests a warm reception drink – mulled wine, mulled cider or spiced apple drinks – and a selection of warm canapés

– place tables away from draughty door ways (particularly in marquees!)

– provide a heated outdoor area for smoking – use chimineas, lighting and funky seating to create an outside ‘chill-out’ space…minus the chill!

– adapt the menu.  Opt for homemade soups served in mini teapots and tea cups, a duo of traditional pies in one presentation dish and how about a traditional hot, sticky pudding with mini jugs of custard. Party catering

– get guests moving with a great party band to ensure the dance floor is full party entertainment

– as a parting gift, opt for stylish gloves, a fabulous branded brolly or a mini ‘hot toddy’ kit to enjoy when guests arrive home 🙂

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 Nov 21st 2013

Brand new images online!

Great new images from our latest events are now online!

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 Nov 20th 2013

Ideas for Keeping Your Meeting ‘Green’

We are all more conscious than ever about sustainability (recycling at home seems to be second nature now), and in spite of the recession, ways to make meetings more ‘green’ are still firmly on the lips of the UK’s corporate kings…and so it should be.  Click: MEETPIE

So as a professional event planner, it’s my job to come up with ideas to minimise impact on the environment, without compromising on quality, creativity and delivery.

Here are a few thoughts on simple and effective ways to keep your meetings on the green road:

– Don’t meet face to face if you don’t have to.  Use technology to your advantage with video conferencing suites or SKYPE technology, and hold a number of smaller, locally based meetings rather than making everyone travel to one event.

-Select a venue that operates in an environmentally friendly manner. This could be a venue with a strong energy and natural resource saving plan such as low energy lighting and water conservation, uses solar and renewable energy, recycles water to use in their gardens and uses eco-friendly cleaning materials.

– Find accommodation that also pursues an environmental approach – many luxury hotel chains now offer this.  Ask for recycling bins, optional sheet and towel replacement, energy-efficient lighting, and water-conserving showerheads, toilets and tap aerators in the delegate’s bedrooms.

– Utilise some of the wide variety of recycled papers for invitations, name badges, menus and delegate note pads.  These can come in some amazing colours and textures.  Plus, you can also shred and recycle these paper materials after the conference.  Use vegetable based inks for any printing.

Or go paperless completely by using email invitations and registration, I-pad or tablet technology as a notepad for the day, and use an edible place card such as an iced biscuit to enjoy with coffee.

– Use name badge holders that can be re-used at a future conference and ask delegates to return these after the event.

-Minimise the amount of delegate notes by simply saving everything to a branded memory stick/CD and providing this at the end of the event, or post on the company/event intranet site.

– For a corporate dinner try to source all your food and drink locally. Why not consider serving a local brew with your meal instead of wine, and choose one of the high quality English sparkling wines instead of champagne for the drinks reception?

Or consider the growing range of Fairtrade food and drinks available.  Many conference venues now offer Fairtrade as an option.  Think sustainable seafood and Rain Alliance in your food and coffee choices too.

It is also worth considering the food waste associated with conferences so ask delegates to pre-order menus which allow you to only purchase the food required and use a water cooler in the meeting room rather than bottled water.

– For a delegate dinner in the evening, opt for table centres which are re-useable, edible or sustainable such as beautiful beeswax candles.  Fruit and nuts can also be used to great effect in table décor, with delegates encouraged to eat or take home after the event.

– Offer delegates a jute “bag for life” to keep their conference information and corporate gifts in, rather than a hoard of plastic wallets and bags.

– If your event is in the UK, encourage delegates to car share or travel by train rather than fly. Offer environmentally friendly transport during your event such as mini-coaches using bio fuels rather than a raft of individual taxis.

– If your event is a European incentive, adopt one of the carbon off-set schemes for your journey and help to minimise the impact of your carbon footprint.

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 Nov 19th 2013

Mobile technology signals the way forward for the Taylor Lynn Corporation

Taylor Lynn Corporation

 

Following a 30% increase in visitors to its mobile users website over the last 12 months, Manchester based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has invested in a brand new version of its website dedicated specifically to clients using the latest in mobile technology.

The new site focuses primarily on the extensive galleries of professional photography taken at TLC’s events with the use of smooth flow images, and with text kept to a minimum the site also maximises the image size on screen to enhance the viewers experience. With the use of jquery flexislider technology, TLC has added the option of touch screen swipe and zoom features which are common on all today’s smart phones and tablets.

‘Our initial mobile user website has proven far more popular than we envisaged, with nearly one third of all of our web traffic now coming through the site’ commented TLC managing director Liz Taylor Liz added: ‘I realised that these were users that would not have been able to view the main TLC site on their I-­‐pads or Blackberry, so we were reaching a completely new online audience. It also became clear that the mobile site was being used equally by busy corporate and high-­‐end private clients to look at the styling and creative elements that we offer in our events, so we needed to ensure that they had the best possible view of our image galleries.

‘It was therefore essential to try and grow this new market of mobile users by investing in upgrading the site to take advantage of the latest touch screen technology in our image galleries, but also to offer users an enhanced experience that will keep them returning to the site. I believe we have achieved both.’

David McLindon of the website’s designer ABC Advertising Partners said: ‘We have focussed the design on the array of event images that showcase TLC’s work, but weaved in the best of the mobile technology features.’

‘The addition of a social media maketing programme and new company blog has also helped to drive hits on both the main TLC site and mobile site to a new high, attracting over 1900 new users each month plus a high rate of return users.’

With headquarters in Old Trafford, Manchester, TLC works with top corporate and celebrity names to stage spectacular business and private events across the UK & Europe. The company’s client portfolio includes leading blue chip, charity, sports and media businesses such as ITV Granada, UEFA, Minster Law, JD Williams, BBC Children in Need, BGL and Manchester United FC. TLC was also appointed as the official event’s organiser of the Coronation Street 50th anniversary celebrations and is a leading event’s organiser to the stars with clients such as X Factor judge Gary Barlow, retail guru Mary Portas, television presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, stars from Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC, and a host of Coronation Street actors.

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For further details contact:
! Sarah Lewis -­‐ M: 0781 792 8132, E: slewiscomms@msn.com
Notes to Editors:
Images: Mobile 1 & Mobile 2: ‘New technology makes the most of event images by maximising image size on mobile device screens’
! The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) has its UK headquarters in Manchester and organises corporate and private events right across Europe. From blue chip businesses to sports personalities and television celebrities, TLC is the first choice for high profile parties, celebrations, conferences and corporate occasions.

 

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 Nov 19th 2013

Awards ceremonies are always a winner to me

Quite right Shelina Begum of the Manchester Evening News! Click MEN BLOG.

Awards dinners are much more than a jolly night out.  Done the TLC way, they have a positive effect on morale, motivation and creativity within a company workforce.  For customers, they are a shared experience that can strengthen a relationship to your company or brand.  And yes, they can still be FUN!

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 Nov 19th 2013

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SIGNALS THE WAY FORWARD FOR TLC

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SIGNALS THE WAY FORWARD FOR TLC

Following a 30% increase in visitors to its mobile users website over the last 12 months, Manchester based event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has invested in a brand new version of its website dedicated specifically to clients using the latest in mobile technology.

The new site – www.tlc-ltd.co.uk – focuses primarily on the extensive galleries of professional photography taken at TLC’s events with the use of smooth flow images, and with text kept to a minimum, the site also maximises the image size on screen to enhance the viewer’s experience.  With the use of jquery flexislider technology, TLC has added the option of touch screen swipe and zoom features which are common on all today’s smart phones and tablets.

‘Our initial mobile user website has proven far more popular than we envisaged, with nearly one third of all of our web traffic now coming through the site’ commented TLC managing director Liz Taylor

Liz added: ‘I realised that these were web users that would not have been able to view the main TLC site on their I-pads or Blackberry, so we were reaching a completely new online audience.  It also became clear that the mobile site was being used equally by busy corporate and high-end private clients to look at the styling and creative elements that we offer in our events, so we needed to ensure that they had the best possible view of our image galleries.

‘It was therefore essential to try and grow this new market of mobile users by investing in upgrading the site to take advantage of the latest touch screen technology in our image galleries, but also to offer users an enhanced experience that will keep them returning to the site.  I believe we have achieved both.’

David McLindon of the website’s designer ABC Advertising Partners said: ‘We have focussed the design on the array of event images that showcase TLC’s work, but weaved in the best of the mobile technology features.’

‘The addition of a social media maketing programme and new company blog has also helped to drive hits on both the main TLC site and mobile site to a new high, attracting over  1900 new users each month plus a high rate of return users.’

With headquarters in Old Trafford, Manchester, TLC works with top corporate and celebrity names to stage spectacular business and private events across the UK & Europe.   The company’s client portfolio includes leading blue chip, charity, sports and media businesses such as ITV Granada, UEFA, Minster Law, JD Williams, BBC Children in Need, BGL and Manchester United FC.  TLC was also appointed as the official event’s organiser of the Coronation Street 50th anniversary celebrations and is a leading event’s organiser to the stars with clients such as X Factor judge Gary Barlow, retail guru Mary Portas, television presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, stars from Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC, and a host of Coronation Street actors.

Taylor Lynn Corporation

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For further details contact:

Sarah Lewis – M: 0781 792 8132, E: slewiscomms@msn.com

 

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