Business in the Community
We like a right royal knees-up in the East End, and this had the official Buckingham Palace seal of approval as HRH the Prince of Wales was among the 500 guests who gathered for the Business in the Community Leadership Network event.
It was actually two events in one, a conference and an experiential Christmas Market, and we were chosen as the ideal place to ensure a smooth transition between the two.
The evening began with presentations and theatre-style seating on the lower ground floor of the Grand Hall and the highlight of the event, HRH taking to the main stage to receive a specially-commissioned mosaic made by Waterloo’s South Bank Mosaic, who dedicate themselves to improving London’s public spaces with beautiful mosaic artwork.
As well as receiving the award, Prince Charles also commended Troxy owners Deepak and Mohit Sharma for preserving the building for the benefit of the public.
The event moved to the upper ground floor of the main hall for the Christmas Market where the 500 guests could see a selection of social enterprise businesses who have received support from Business in the Community.
Troxy and Business in the Community are a great fit, as the charity’s work with social entrepreneurs in the capital has given East London a massive boost. On the day HRH arrived at our place it was announced that the charity’s programme in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics had helped 1,000 people in the Olympic host boroughs find work. Business in the Community hailed the event as a great success.