Queen, The Beatles and Winston Churchill all attend Bowmer and Kirkland’s Chairman Night 2017 here at The Derby Conference Centre!


We were delighted to host Bowmer and Kirkland’s Chairman Night for the second time running on Thursday 5th October 2017. The event had over 900 attendees and was evening of celebration, relaxation and to acknowledge the achievements of Bowmer and Kirkland’s employees who have worked for the company for 25 years or more.

The event takes place every 3 years, and we have been proud to host the exclusive event on the last 2 occasions. This year’s theme saw our centre change into all things British, to tie in with the theme of ‘Best of Britain’.

The night included tribute acts from Queen and The Beatles which performed in our transformed sunken lounge with a stage and event lighting. Traditional British food was served which included fish and chips, pie and peas, an afternoon tea for dessert, and to finish, traditional bacon butties and brew.

Guests were also able to meet Winston Churchill on the evening – a look-a-like of course, and have a pint in our pop-up pub!

Our state of the art, newly refurbished business lounge, was used to host the VIP champagne and canapé reception, which included a beautiful string quartet.

Along with our indoor facilities, guests also had full use of a marquee that was erected for the occasion outside in our grounds, which was home to an awards ceremony holding up to 1000 guests.

Rebecca Prime, Sales and Conference Office Manager commented, “It was fantastic to host Bowmer and Kirkland for a second time here at The Derby Conference Centre, the evening was great and we saw the centre truly transform for the evening. Bowmer and Kirkland had exclusive use of our facilities meaning we could put on event to remember.”

It was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all, including our staff who were dressed to impress in waistcoats and dickie bowties.

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