The year the Zebras came to Gatwick
From the Champagne reception to the spectacular Zebra Tribal Dance by 12 talented dancers, the launch of the new Gatwick Office of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW was a true celebration of the firm’s growth and success.
Approximately 270 business executives booked to come along to the glitzy launch cocktail party that was held at the grand Gatwick Mercedes Showroom. Guests were greeted with a glass of Champagne on arrival together with an Acumen Cash Card with £300.00 to use on legal fees.
Most guests were then attracted to the marvellous smell of the scrumptious, freshly cooked food served by ASK Italian on the night.
But did we say Cocktail Party? Yes we did! A buzzing and busy Cocktail Bar with three impressive mixologists were frantically making cocktails throughout the night. The most popular ones were Acumen on the Beach and The Litigator. For those who were driving, the refreshing and delicious Fixed Fizz (a name inspired by the ground breaking fixed fee charging system of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW) was on offer.
While sipping cocktails and networking, the Jukebox DJ was playing the delegates’ tracks that were chosen in advance, completing the fantastic party atmosphere on the night.
No doubt, the ‘Acumen Wow Factor’ was the 12 spectacular Zebra Dancers who conjured the tribal warrior spirit and enchanted the crowd with their surprise entrance to the sound of loud tribal drums. Dressed as zebras, with tribal face paint and all the accessories, they danced their way in through the front door among the delegates who were networking and created a spontaneous, almost biblical parting of the crowd who watched the performance with amazement. They then took to the stage, and wowed the delegates further, jumping and somersaulting off it acrobatically with the grace and beauty of their animal inspiration.
Afterwards, delegates enjoyed more cocktails, more networking and some fun shots at the photo booth. Others also recorded some heart warming video messages in the booth, while many walked around looking at the wonderful cars on display.
The showroom, which was decorated throughout with black, white and a touch of orange, to suit the Acumen corporate colours, was a fitting venue for a magnificent event.
Penina Shepherd the Founder & MD of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW said: “A day after the event we received more than 100 messages via email & social media from business clients and contacts saying how much they enjoyed the night. One good business contact of ours even sent us the most beautiful bouquet of flowers on Friday, which really made our day!”
Shepherd then added: “Of course the launch is just the first step in many more that we need to take to form and grow the Acumen Family in Gatwick as we have done in Brighton & Hove. I know that we will give it our all to make it a success and with the current support we already have in the area, hopefully we can replicate the Brighton success all over again”