Hat-trick of Sponsorship Successes at the Roundhouse
For the third year running Ford & Stanley were key sponsors of the annual Dinner at the Roundhouse. Held in the iconic setting of the world’s oldest railway building, The Roundhouse - which is the sector’s favourite networking venue outside the Capital - organisers, Mainspring gathered more than 600 industry professionals including, manufacturers, suppliers, operators, senior railway figures, politicians and MPs for another highly successful event.
Ford & Stanley’s pre-dinner drinks at Seven Restaurant, kick-started the evening well with over 50 clients in attendance. Guests then headed over to The Roundhouse, where Porterbrook hosted a champagne networking reception, followed by a three-course menu and drinks.
Legendary commentator John “Motty” Motson, OBE hosted the evening and proved a roaring success with the audience, sharing anecdotes on his BBC career which spanned 50 years – covering 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships, 29 FA Cup finals and more than 200 England games. And of course, being based in Derby, his Brian Clough stories went down particularly well.
Charles Moorman, CEO of Amtrak – one of the world’s largest railway businesses – flew over from the United States to deliver the keynote address on the night. Working only a stone’s throw from the White House, Charles is a man well-qualified to give his views and advice on overseas investment, Brexit and President Donald Trump. Charles was joined by Rob Brighouse, Chairman of East-West Rail, who described the process his team is going through in creating a vital new link that will serve the significant growth corridor across the heart of the country and how this new railway will be built with a ‘lean, mean’ approach.
Head of Ford & Stanley’s Talentwise business, Chris Jones remarked upon the success of the event: “I’d like to thank our clients for coming along and contributing to what was a wonderful evening. New relationships were made and existing ones cemented. Brilliant!”