“Thank you for all the effort, time, thought and (perhaps mainly) care that goes into pulling this event together regularly to such an impressive standard.”Opencast Team Member
BeaconHouse joined forces with Beyond Curious to plan and deliver the first in a series of employee engagement events for CF Fertilisers, to celebrate 100 years of operation at their Billingham site. The kick-off event in August 2023 was a Summer Social in partnership with Billingham Synthonia Cricket Club, which saw 200 CF staff members, family and friends join the local community to enjoy a glorious day of sunshine, live music, family activities, food and socialising.
BeaconHouse took care of everything from site planning to onsite management of the CF zone which featured a marquee, 100 Year branded deckchairs, beanbags, parasols, lawn games and giveaway merchandise. Food and drinks were provided by local vendors, who we worked with on a token system, and those who stopped by were welcomed in to enjoy the hospitality and learn about the history of the plant by way of our internal displays and AV presentation.
“BeaconHouse created and curated a fun, friendly space and atmosphere at our Summer Social, and never stopped making sure that everyone had everything they needed throughout the whole day! The feedback from my team was fantastic.”
Martin Liddle, Maintenance Manager, CF Fertilisers
“High quality events like these, where we can learn more about advancements in technology from the best in the business, is massively valuable to us”
Roland Glancy, attendee and panellist at Main Stage, founder of Peek Home.
“Thanks so much for helping make TechNExt the week it was. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback and I’m still in awe of how you all make this work seamlessly!”
David Dunn, Sunderland Software City and CEO, Dynamo North East
‘It was absolutely incredible, loved it so much. Well done to everyone involved, it must have taken so much hard work from lots of people’Opencast Team
As part of their Carers Week activities, Newcastle Carers asked us to support on delivery of their Afternoon Tea event, to highlight caring and celebrate the contribution made by unpaid carers in our local community.
We sourced a venue, fit for a celebration – an indulgent trip to Fenwick and Arthurs Restaurant and Music Club. Alongside speeches we booked a musical performer, photographer and sourced goodie bags for all the deserving carers before managing the event on the day to ensure the event ran smoothly. It was a pleasure to work onsite with the Newcastle Carers team and see the Newcastle carers recognised for their contribution.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help. Everything was super organised to a degree that it felt like it couldn’t possibly fail…you were a massive part of our success.Opencast Team
Now in its 10th year, the Dynamo Dinner has gotten bigger and better. With over 120 guests in attendance, this year’s event was a true celebration of the North East’s thriving tech sector.
The dinner took place at Wylam Brewery, a stunning venue that perfectly complemented the evenings festivities. Guests were treated to a three-course meal accompanied by a selection of wines and locally brewed beers. One of the highlights of the evening was the keynote speech by Simon Harwood, UK Capability and Innovation Director for Leonardo. Simon shared his insights and experiences on the latest trends and challenges facing the tech industry.
Throughout the night, there were plenty of opportunities for guests to network and connect with other professionals in the industry; for people to share ideas, collaborate, and build new relationships.
Overall, the Dynamo Dinner was a huge success and a testament to the strength and vibrancy of the tech community in the North East. We look forward to many more years of bringing together the brightest minds and most innovative thinkers in the industry.
Such a buzzing atmosphere as the North East tech community came together to collaborate and celebrate the amazing work being done.
Dynamo Dinner Attendee
#Dynamites22 was an extraordinary celebration of the North East’s IT and technology industry, drawing an awe-inspiring crowd of over 520 guests. The Great Hall at Newcastle Civic Centre was the perfect setting for this grand occasion, with BeaconHouse Events at the helm, proudly presenting this annual event on behalf of Dynamo North East since 2014. From sponsorship generation to the judging process and the actual awards ceremony itself, every aspect was expertly managed and executed, making #Dynamites22 a night to remember!
I know I said it last night, but just to reiterate, I thought yesterday was brilliant and it was amazing just to watch you and the wider Beacon House work and not have to worry about a thing!
It was a pleasure to participate and to see how big the event is becoming. This clearly shows how much impact Dynamo has on the digital ecosystem – made possible by the great work of the BeaconHouse team. Well done for pulling off another great evening!
Ruth Harrison | thoughtworks
We worked with the Planet Mark on the 5th edition of their annual awards for 2022. Unfortunately train strikes forced some last-minute contingency planning and saw the event being pushed to January 2023. If anything, the slight delay caused even more excitement around the event! This year moving to a new venue, The Royal Institution, London allowed for a record number of 350 guests to come together and celebrate incredible achievements in sustainability.
“We worked with BeaconHouse Events on our Planet Mark Awards over a period of 12 months in our most recent Awards, which were our largest and best yet with over 400 guests in the Royal Institution, London. From start to finish, they were extremely communicative and easy to work with. They put in a tremendous effort to ensure that every detail was taken care of in the lead up to, on the day of, and in the wrap-up of our Awards. We had a major spanner thrown in the works when the event needed to be postponed, and while this could have caused major issues, their team was able to manage this change smoothly and with the minimum of impact.We’ve been working with the BeaconHouse team for many years enabling us to organise and manage our Planet Mark Awards. From the outset they have been amazing. They have proven themselves to be extremely professional and reliable, and always responsive to our preferences with regards to event management, content and budget. Their efforts to minimise environmental impact is also greatly appreciated by us.”Steve Malkin | CEO & Founder, Planet Mark
Since 1882 Fenwick has proudly empowered generations of women through the circus of life. BeaconHouse Events were asked to be part of team to embrace themes of the circus and draw inspiration from the Fenwick founder – a dressmaker with a bold, entrepreneurial spirit – to create a VIP Preview celebrating 140 years of Fenwick at their Newcastle store.
With only ten days to pull together everything to make the evening a celebration to be remembered, we made excellent use of local suppliers, seasonal produce and experts to bring the circus to toon!
“I just want to say a huge thank you to the amazing Beacon House team for all the hard work you have put into our event, and on such short notice! We have been receiving such great feedback all around – everyone had a great time.”
Aurora Fenwick, Fenwick Limited
“Thank you very much for your support. I felt that all went very well – not sure how it could have been better. Looking forward to the next one with you.”
Helen Averley, Managing Partner, Let’s Circus LLP
BeaconHouse Events work with Opencast Software to deliver their internal staff engagement events throughout the year, March 2022 brought with it an exciting milestone for Opencast – their tenth anniversary! To mark the occasion we created an event in their HQ hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne and transformed Brinkburn Brewery in Byker to be a transitional event space that would perform well for formal presentations followed by less formal celebrations to be enjoyed by staff. The celebration boasted all the perks worthy of such a celebration; street food, yurts, delicious cakes, balloons, impressive tech, branded merch, company brand beer, lights, cameras, action and plenty of drinks!
It’s always fantastic working with the team at Opencast from the moment they give us a brief we let our imaginations run wild to meet and exceed expectations. Seeing the company grow at such a rapid rate encourages us to deliver bigger and better events for them with every new addition to their calendar, becoming an integral part of their team in knowing and sharing their aims to develop an award winning culture and create experiences that their team relish.
A few words from attendees:
“The event was incredible! The venue was fitting the food and service at the bar was great, but I particularly enjoyed seeing from all the different breakout groups, hearing about what the departments are doing to support and grow the business.”
“Well done to the team that organised the conference, a great event.”
“Fantastic event in a great location. Great to meet more of the team. Huge thank you to the organisers!”
“Smashed it – such a great evening! :)”
#Dynamites21 was back in IRL celebrating the top talent in the North East’s IT and technology sector. We welcomed 400 guests to The Great Hall at Newcastle Civic Centre. BeaconHouse Events have been hosting this annual event on behalf of Dynamo North East since 2014 providing the complete event management service from sponsorship generation, the judging process and production of the awards ceremony. See below for a full list of winners:
| Best Use of Data | BJSS | Connect Health
| Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Fueled | Cognassist
| Growth Explosion | LDC | SoPost
| Innovator of the Year | Sage | OPPORTUNI
| Project of the Year (Corporate) | Saggezza | iamproperty – movebutler
| Project of the Year (Not for Profit / Public Sector) | Red Hat | DWP Digital – Passport Benefit Checker
| Rising Star, in memory of Nate Sterling | University of Sunderland | Elena Lanzarini
| Skills Developer | Gateshead College | Baltic Apprenticeships
| Tech for Good | tombola | Notify Technology Ltd
| People’s Choice Award | N/A | Peter Bakare – Nutri Troops
| Tech Champion | Invest Newcastle, North of Tyne Digital, Good Work Pledge | Dylan McKee – Nebula Labs