The 10th Portcullis Arms event was held at Earls Court on the 23rd to 25th of April. As you may recall, the weather for those three days of festivities was absolutely stunning.
We had a record breaking number of guests this year, and the event was headed by our ever popular host, Clive, and his lovely assistants. They were all on hand to attend the needs of all our guests and made sure everyone felt right at home.
The various entertainers we hired to work the crowd were superb. The circus man literally kept all those involved awed by his juggling fire torch skills, not to mention the magician who would give the great Dynamo a run for his money. The caricaturist and silhouette man where also on hand to whip up a Picasso style portrait of anyone in less then ten minutes. The venue was literally buzzing from noon till evening with great entertainment and live music over the three days.
Of course, the purpose of the event itself gave the chance for our clients and friends to network in a comfortable friendly environment. The all you can eat and drink buffet was excellent as always, and the overall company second to none.
As much as we all enjoyed the three days of festivities, sadly, all good things had to come to an end. We would like to thank everyone who came along to celebrate the 10th and arguably the biggest Arms event to date.
We would also like to thank everyone who donated so generously to the NSPCC. Your support is much appreciated.
For those who were unable to make it, we do hope you will join us for the marathon of all IT Security events in 2014.
Don’t take our word for it; see what some of our guests had to say about Arms 2013:
I just wanted to write a short note to thank you for demonstrating your hospitality today at the show. Apart from the hospitality, which was excellent, you actually facilitated discussions with colleagues that were very significant for them and I and they are coming over to see me tomorrow in my new role. Great also to see Harry and rest of the clan. Needless to say that the hospitality was superb and the meetings excellent and such events generate a rapport for your firm far more than tacky give aways – although the umbrella you gave me about ten years ago only failed three months ago. (R.Boothroyd – Data Security Associates)
A big thank you to yourself and the team for another fantastic Portcullis Arms. Great atmosphere, music and people! (L.Burns-Peake – Dunnhumby)
As always, your hospitality was superb and a welcomed relief after the hustle and bustle of the Infosec hall! (A.Kyte – BT)
It was a wonderful event, so much so that even the sun shone down on it!! As a vehicle for communication and networking it was brilliant. (G.Waltham – Liberata)
A cracking afternoon & the weather to go with it. Couldn’t have asked for more. (J.Hodges – Sungard)
Regardless of the proposed redevelopment at Earls Court and Olympia, there will be a Portcullis Arms next year and indeed there will be an Infosec 2014. The date is a little later, being April 29th & 30th and May 1st. So, for the 11th Portcullis Arms next year we shall follow the same basic formula but we will find new ways to ring in the changes and keep it fresh.
From everyone at Portcullis, thank you again for coming along and we hope to see you all in 2014.