Having established the HQR London brand in 2016 and initiated the HQR Summer Ball to enormous accolade the same year, the 2018 Ball proved to be yet another huge success.
The response from the High Quality Residential sector was incredible, with 67 tables sold and over 670 attendees at the event. The Grosvenor House Hotel again proved to be an ideal venue and guests from construction, architecture, engineering, quantity surveying, interior design, services and many specialist trade subcontractors helped to make it an amazing evening.
A sparkling wine reception kicked the evening off, before guests were called to dinner and heard from each of the three charities who had been nominated to be the beneficiaries of this year’s event, including Cormac MacCrann representing The Lighthouse Club.
A sumptuous three course meal followed, before the irrepressible auctioneer Jonny Gould took to the stage and led everyone through a highly entertaining raffle and auction. The pre-event fundraising of £32,000, made up from general donations and a portion of each table sale was quickly and magically raised to over £100,000. All of this money raised was donated to the Lighthouse Club, CHAOS and the Lullaby Trust.
After dinner, a new band, LFX entertained a very full dance floor and a DJ then took the crowd through to carriages at 1.00am.
We remain hugely proud that we created this event and are honoured that we continue to get to witness such generosity from the construction sector.
Plans are currently in full-swing to launch the HQR Summer Ball 2019, and we are delighted to confirm that The Lightouse Club will once again be joint beneficiaries of monies raised on the evening.
The HQRLondon.co.uk website will be updated shortly, but the date for your diaries is 22nd June 2019. Please register your interest with Kelly Gower (Kelly.gower@HQRLondon.co.uk) in the meantime.