A 35 year history, where do we begin? Richard Beggs our founder and now Chairman, first entered the world of events after working his way around many of London's finest hotels. On 31st May 1984 Moving Venue was born, and so they say, the rest is history. But for you, here is a snapshot of some of our highlights.
SECTION 1 -FIRST EVENT
31st May 1984 - 'River boat shuffle' on the Silver Barracuda for 230 guests from city law firm Cameron Markby
SECTION 2 - ROYAL
31 May 1989 - Lunch for the Patrons of the RAF Museum Hendon in the presence of HRH Duke of Edinburgh. First royal event for Moving Venue and five years to the day of the launch of the company. We served poached salmon from the River Dee that flows through Balmoral.
September 1992 - Traditional afternoon tea at Cottons Atrium to celebrate the final Thames side link that completed the Jubilee Walk in commemoration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. Hosted by St. Martins Properties, Moving Venue provided high tea for 300 guests. The client omitted to book a toast master to announce the Queen. (Richard Beggs unsurprisingly to those who know him proudly stood in)
October 1993 - Hosted by Lord Alexander Chairman of Natwest, Moving Venue catered for a society fundraising dinner with opera for 200 guests for charity 'Justice'. The event was at St. James's Palace in the presence of Prince Charles.
August 1995 - 50th Anniversary of Victory in Japan for 1,800 guests at the Tower of London. Using the Thames walkway, the moat and all areas of the Tower ,Moving Venue served finger food and cold drinks to the surviving POW's and ground forces from the end of the Second World War. The event was in the presence of Prince Charles and Prime Minister John Major.
May 2012 - The first event for the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Working with Cyrus Todiwala, Moving Venue provided lunch for 200 guests at Walthamstow School.
August 2012 - Peter Gordon on behalf of the New Zealand President at Banqueting House for team New Zealand at the Olympics 2012.
October 2014 - 50th Anniversary of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Dinner for 300 guests at the Natural History Museum in the presence of HRH Duchess of Cambridge.
April 2019 - HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an event at Cutty Sark for the Royal Parks Foundation
May 2019 - Her Majesty the Queen visits Sainsbury's 150th Anniversary
SECTION 3 - AUTOMOTIVE
November 1993 - Dealership launch of BMW 3 series at Hayes Galleria to 500 trade and press.
October 2009 - VIP lunch in a marquee for 150 guests for CEO of Lotus on behalf of the King and Queen of Malaysia and Proton cars the owners of Lotus.
December 2010/11 - Christmas event for 1,500 guests. Installation of all marquees, technical, entertainment and dining in the Lotus premises in Norfolk.
July 2011 - Visit of Prime Minster of Malaysia to Lotus. VIP all day catering for 150 guests.
July 2014 - 3 day global launch of BMWi. 500 - 800 guests for all day catering, presentations and reveal of the car at Old Billingsgate. The event was linked via satellite to Beijing and New York.
June 2015 - Aston Martin reception for 800 guests in and around Kensington Palace (100 cars on display).
September 2016 - VIP event for 25 guests of Accenture at Mclaren showroom, Knightsbridge.
SECTION 4 - COLLABORATION WITH MICHELIN STARRED CHEFS
October 2002 - Gordon Ramsay for the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
November 2003 - Jose Pizarro for a gourmet dinner for Santander at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
July 2005 - Gary Rhodes at the Tower of London for a 10 day music festival.
December 2015 - Angela Hartnett at the Guildhall for a corporate dinner for 220 guests.
May 2016 - Arnaud Bignon at the British Museum for 250 lucky guests.
SECTION 5 - MISCELLANEOUS
September 1987 - Launch of the Kodak Disc Wheel. We found the Magic Circle for Hill Knowlton PR and delivered 3 press lunches around one 1 O' round table for 20 journalists and hosts.
July 1988 - Michael Jackson's London Bad tour party at the Natural History Museum for 400 guests. Band of the Royal Marines played Bad while walking down the stairs in Central Hall. Jacko was there!
September 1989 - Closing party of Dave Clarkes Time the Musical. 800 guests for a glitzy party at the Natural History Museum starting at 11 pm and ending at 3am.
June 1992 - Catering for 400 guests throughout the day at London Studios, for stage two launch Microsoft Windows hosted by Bill Gates.
November 2001 - Reformation of Squadron 600 at Guildhall. In the presence of the Queen Mother, Moving Venue served tea, coffee and drinks followed by an informal lunch for 500 guests of the RAF that included pilots and crew from the Second World War.
July 2003 - Opening of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link for Eurostar. 3 days of events in a marquee at Leeds Castle, Kent. 5 events for 2,500 guests. Tony Blair launched the service at Waterloo and so was born his famous and much used 'on time and on budget' strapline.
July 2005 - Reception and dinner for 150 guests in the New Armouries of the Tower of London for Visit London (now London and Partners) to celebrate the lifting of visa requirements for tourists from China. The event was in the presence of Prince Andrew and the Chinese Minister of Tourism. Dining was provided by Moving Venue and Hakkasan.
November 2007 - Three evening events to celebrate the opening of HS1 from St. Pancras to the Channel tunnel. In the presence of the Queen and French President, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played followed by a portrayal of the history of rail. Moving Venue provided English dining to 1,000 guests on the royal night and dining for 1400, and 1,200 guests on the two following evenings.
October 2009 - Installation of Lord Dannatt as the Constable of the Tower of London.
July 2010 - Hurtwood Park Royal Polo. Royal enclosure dining for 250 guests with Prince Harry in attendance and also competing.
November 2013/14/15/16/17/18 - 500 guests attending the Man Booker prize dinner at Guildhall in the presence of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Live event on BBC.
October 2016 - Installation of Sir Nicholas Houghton as the Constable of the Tower of London. 5 events across the Tower