One of Magenta’s key clients, Suzanne Harding at KBR, won the Heads and Tails competition at last night’s FM Industry Ball, helping to raise more than £26,500 for The Children’s Trust, the leading UK charity for children with brain injury.
More than 300 guests took part in the competition which was run by cricket legend Phil Tufnell who asked guests to put their hands on their head, or their bottom, to guess whether the tossed coin would be a head or a tail. In a nailbiting finish, Suzanne, who has worked with Magenta since August 2016, alternated between heads and tails, choosing heads for the last round to win a magnum of Chateau Neuf du Pape.
The ball, which took everyone back to the Roaring Twenties with a glamorous Great Gatsby-themed evening, saw more than 300 of the industry’s finest party the night away in the lavish Grand Connaught Rooms which were transformed into a glittering ballroom reminiscent of one of Jay Gatsby’s famous Long Island parties.
Phil Tufnell welcomed guests, who were also entertained by a glitzy string quartet, the West End Kids song and dance troupe who showcased tunes and routines from some of London’s greatest musicals and a swanky 10-piece jazz band playing authentic 1920s music. There was even the occasional Charleston as dress fringes whirled around the dance floor.
The Industry Ball official after party is now the stuff of legend and flappers and dappers could be seen propping up the bar with classic 1920s cocktails from a classic Champagne Cocktail, and Old Fashioned to the more racy Between the Sheets. Watch out for some sore heads at the Facilities Show today!