BMA House, the iconic venue in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury, welcomed more than 50 leading clients from both agencies and corporations for an evening curated to highlight its potential as a venue for sustainable dinners, receptions and awards ceremonies.
Attendees included representatives from Accenture, ITV, Gray Green Media and Innovate UK, who were invited in partnership with HeadBox, Hire Space and Eve.
During the event, BMA House’s sustainability credentials were particularly highlighted. This started with encouraging guests to use a Clean Air Walking Trail, and continued with the theme including place cards made from leaves fallen from the trees in the garden. The whole evening revolved around a menu created by Doug McMaster, founder of Silo Hackney and Food Director of Company of Cooks.
“A true hidden gem. An incredible location with spectacular architecture, various options for meetings, dinners and events of all sizes and an elegant hidden courtyard, also perfect for social gatherings. The team were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and I hope to be fortunate enough to host an event here in the future,” said Accenture’s Laura Blower-Harris, Executive Assistant to UKI Lead Senior Managing Director.
Jack Turner, HeadBox Meetings & Events Team Leader, added: “BMA House has been a truly wonderful experience from the start. The beautifully lit courtyard, diverse and flexible event spaces and the catering team they provided made for an unforgettable dining experience. Their integration of sustainable, zero-waste food initiatives within the backdrop of a beautifully preserved historic building was fantastic. 10/10 Would recommend for dinners, conferences and more after my visit!”
The evening’s specially composed menu consisted of canapes ranging from ricotta with spiced leaves to smoked eggplant with preserved lemon. The starter had a carbon label A, while the main course offered a choice between Packington Estate fallow deer and roasted Crown Prince pumpkin, ensuring a varied and sustainable dining experience. The dessert bar, with options such as citrus posset and tonka bean vegan panna cotta, allowed guests to decide how to end their culinary journey.
“Once again our incredible partnership with Company of Cooks was at the forefront to deliver something exciting and creative,” said Kat Winfield, Venue Manager at BMA House. “The event was a real success and we were delighted to welcome so many industry leaders to BMA House. Sustainability is at the heart of our offering, from the infrastructure and facilities around the building to the food we carefully deliver to every plate.”
Sustainable suppliers supporting the event included:
- Flowers provided by InWater
- Tall plants on tables supplied by Amarante
- Wireless uplighters and lighting provided by SLA
- String trio, provided by Liquid Strings
- Solo artist Joe Ellis Bradley
- Mobile Moments’ Box Fresh stand
- Company of Cooks, BMA’s catering partner for the menu