On the T20 front, a number of our Player Managers have been out to India recently for the IPL. Chris Gayle, whose contract at RCB was brokered by Essentially, has been in scintillating form scoring two hundreds in five games and hitting twenty-five sixes in the process to be the stand out player of the tournament. In total, twenty-four overseas players contracts were brokered by Essentially in the 2011 IPL. Off the field, the team have also been busy placing six commentators with IMG for the tournament coverage as well as numerous UK based pundits for ITV's coverage.Essentially's major summer fund raising event, MS Dhoni's East Meets West, is now completely sold out. The event is sure to be a huge success and will raise some much needed funds for Dhoni's charities. A huge thanks must go to Jean-Mairet & Gillman and Lycatel for their support of the event. ACTION IMAGES ACTION IMAGES
SUMMER 2011WWW.ESSENTIALLYGROUP.COMIn 2005 Essentially created an awards ceremony for Amlin as a solution to their requirement to reward and thank staff from their various offices across Europe. Now in its fifth year, the brief for 2011's biennial event was to make it bigger and better than ever, so Essentially conceptualised and produced the theme "Murder on the Orient Express". Employing actors, commissioning bespoke set builds, producing innovative CLIENT SERVICES Amlin Awards 2011design and a multitude of sound and lighting effects, Old Billingsgate in London welcomed guests as the Istanbul railway station, where the scene was set for the murder mystery to begin. Guests were taken on a journey from the Eastern delights of Istanbul, through Europe aboard the train in a sumptuous dining carriage where Poirot succeeded in solving the crime, in a thrilling dénouement performed on stage.Man-of-the-moment Michael McIntyre entertained throughout the journey and announced which employees had won recognition for their achievements over the past two years.After the awards presentations Istanbul railway station had been transformed into Montmartre with lit trees, artists and fabulous, high energy covers band Earthlights Boogie Band. Guests were treated to cocktails and caricatures to take home and were given the option to travel on to the Viennese Coffee bar for a more chilled out vibe.