EACH is the partner charity for the BIG Summer BBQ 2016

EACHlogoWe are very pleased to announce that the East Anglia Child Hospice (EACH) is the partner charity  for the BIG Summer BBQ 2016.  EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The charity’s family centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family. For families accessing care and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time.

Once more we will contribute 15% of all tickets sold via groups plus all funds raised from the usual raffle; please come along and help us raise money for EACH.

Neil Hamilton-Meikle corporate fundraiser for Cambridgeshire said:

“we are delighted that the BIG Summer BBQ are supporting EACH this year, and hope that together we can raise lots of money for EACH”

 

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Announcing the BIG Summer BBQ 2016

We are pleased to announce today the BIG Summer BBQ 2016.  If you are interested in technology, creativity ideas, bio-tech and friendly networking then come and join us, Creating Cambridge, on Friday 22 July at The Fort St. George (by the river, on Midsummer Common).

The previous 12 events were great successes: many of the people who attended asked us to keep organising these events so here we are. As usual we are promoting the BIG Summer BBQ 2016 together with a range of selected local networking groups. We are sure you will have the opportunity of meeting many new people, but also of catching up with many colleagues and friends. We’ll be serving:

Mains:

  • Hand Pressed Burgers With Balsamic Fried Red Onions
  • Black Bean & Jalapeno Burger
  • Old Gloucester Spot Sausages
  • Seasoned Chicken Breast

Accompaniments & Salads:

  • Mixed Leaf Salad
  • New Potato & Chive Salad
  • Hand Made Fennel Salad

Book now!

We are looking for sponsors for the event and we have a range of different packages available. If you wish to be a sponsor please contact:
massimo@biq-uk.com [bookings, tickets, marketing and media contact]
luca.senatore@geniegoals.co.uk [sponsors contact]

Here below the list (to be confirmed) of Groups and Networks that are helping us to promote the BBQ and raise money for charity.

  • Cambridge AWiSE
  • CamCreative
  • Pitch and Mix
  • PIC
  • Software East

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for special dietary needs
  • The Fort St. George is very central and there is no parking nearby. If you are driving to the BBQ please park at the Grafton Centre car park on Newmarket Road and walk. It’s about 10 minutes away.
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A BIG Xmas thank you from Creating Cambridge

DSC02493Oh what a night! Where to begin… I guess with a BIG fat thank you to all of you who attended – obviously without you Creating Cambridge wouldn’t exist!

My voice was gone by the end of the evening and so I couldn’t give my thanks in person, here they come now:

Again, thank you to all of you who took the time to attend, you absolutely rock 🙂

A massive thank you to Genie Ventures who supported the event by sponsoring and donating two of the raffle prizes – Genie helped make the event viable and therefore possible. Merci!DSC02506Salus Wellness as funding sponsor for staffing the reception, producing tickets and donating the massage for the raffle.

DSC02491A special thank you to Debby at Tom’s Trust for being part of the event. We’ve managed to raise £350 from the raffle tickets and a portion of the tickets sales and, most importantly we’d like to think we’ve raised awareness. Tom’s Trust works closely with Brainbow, a charity we supported in previous events. Please take a look at this video here.

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Last but certainly not least, thank you to Steve and the Pitt Club’s crew… what an amazing job they did and the food was sublime. We could easily grow this event two, maybe three fold but we simply love the Pitt Club (and crew) too much…  Steve would like to inform you all that the Pitt Club is now available for private bookings if any of you would like to organise your own events.

DSC02504Finally, allow me to gift you all with what will no doubt make you laugh or cringe perhaps… Massimo and I trying our best to embarrass ourselves and get into a snow fight in the spirit of the festive season… enjoy and once again, thank you for… Creating Cambridge 🙂

Watch the video here

Ciao form Luca and Massimo (he’s not seen the video yet so we might no longer be friends once he does 😉 )

 

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Genie Ventures Sponsors the BIG Xmas Party 2015

gv-logo-e1416485391552We’re really excited to announce that Genie Ventures, a successful Cambridge-based internet company which boasts a client list including Calvin Klein, Hughes Electrical, Shinola Detroit, Polarn O. Pyret, Sky, BT, Three and other household names, has confirmed Gold Sponsorship for the Creating Cambridge BIG Xmas Party 2015.

Genie Ventures, founded in Cambridge in 2008, was created as an umbrella company in which to home these disparate niche brands; and has gone on to become one of the leading digital marketing and publishing organisations in the UK.

It now also has an extensive US presence, with marketing campaigns running for clients in more than 63 countries. It has shown continuous forward momentum, even through some tough economic times.

A key to this growth has been Genie Goals, a vibrant ‘pay per click’ (PPC) and Google Shopping campaigns agency. It is working with global brands of the likes of  Calvin Klein, Naked Wines, Shinola Detroit, Polarn O. Pyret, Dwell (part of DFS), Amara Living, Hughes Electrical, Cimpress and many more, sharing the knowledge and technology built up over a decade online – and earning speaking engagements at some of the world’s leading marketing events.

Genie Ventures is always on the lookout for smart individuals with a passion for marketing, technology and, just as importantly, getting things done. Ciaron Dunne, MD of Genie Ventures, says: “We’d love to speak with anyone interested in a career in online marketing, we’re looking for smart people who’re seeking to grow, both personally and professionally”.

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Announcing the BIG Xmas Party 2015

If you are interested in technology, creativity ideas, bio-tech and friendly networking then come and join us, Creating Cambridge, on Friday 4 December for the 6th BIG Xmas Party that, like last year, will be held at the Pitt Club.

The previous 11 events were great successes: many of the people who attended asked us to keep organising these events so here we are.

We are promoting this event together with a range of selected local meetups and networking groups. We are sure you will have the opportunity of meeting many new people, but also of catching up with many colleagues and friends.

Here below the list (to be confirmed) of Groups and Networks that are helping us to promote the BBQ and raise money for charity.

  • Cambridge AWiSE
  • CamCreative
  • Pitch and Mix
  • Software East
  • Creative Front

Please hurry to buy your ticket(s) as it’s going to be another great event. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Book now by clicking here!

If you would like to get involved with the event or wish to be a sponsor please contact:

PLEASE NOTICE:

  • Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for special dietary needs
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BIG Summer BBQ 2015 – The Video

Not that the day of the BIG Summer BBQ 2015 was a very summery one, but we can definitely say that just a few weeks later winter is officially on its way.  Colin Ramsey from Little Dragon Films, one of the sponsors of the event, did a great job in producing this video which, without doubt, is the best we had to date.  We hope you enjoy it and have a bit of memories of this great event; looking forward to the BIG Xmas Party 2015:

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The BIG (kinda) Summer BBQ 2015 Recap

While writing this I find myself typing “BIG Xmas Party” instead of “BIG Summer Party”… might have something to do with the rainy, dark 12-degrees evening we managed to pick for the Creating Cambridge BIG Simmer BBQ 2015.

imagesAs predicted it was rainy, it was cold and some of us did indeed get a little wet but the evening turned out to be an amazing success even tough conditions weren’t favorable. The feedback we’re getting from loads of you are overwhelming and we’re really appreciative of your effort and loyalty. Thank you!

Also a massive thank you to our sponsors:

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Genie Ventures
was our Gold Sponsor and also ended up winning 4 of the 6 raffle prizes. A fix? They deny all accusations 🙂 Genie Ventures supported the Creating Cambridge events twice before and we feel really honored by being backed by such innovative and successful organization – based in Cambridge with clients and a strong reputation globally. Genie Venture’s MD, Ciaron Dunne, gave a great speech supporting the core meaning of our events: celebrate a Cambridge that is creative, innovative and indeed one of the world’s leaders in several sectors.

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Airport Lynx was our Silver Sponsor and we’re super grateful for their support. Airport Lynx have established themselves as the number one premiere taxi service to and from UK airports  and stations (and everything in between).

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Little Dragon Films also supported us and not only that, they’ve also done the filming of the event which will be made available in the coming weeks. Check out Little Dragon Films, they’re great to work with and are amazing at their job. They (promised to) make even me look decent on camera… 🙂

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Salus Wellness Clinics was another sponsor – a massive thank you to them! Salus Wellness Clinics offer a myriad of treatments, both physical and psychological. They have more than 50 practitioners and a super convenient location with nearby parking.

During our events we always like to support a local charity by donating 15% of the proceedings from tickets sold by the groups involved in the event, donate 100% of the money raised with the raffle tickets and of course by raising awareness both during and after the event. This year we’re honored to having had the opportunity to work with Brainbow.

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Brainbow is a partnership between three independent charities – Anna’s Hope, Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust, working with Addenbrooke’s Hospital – and their goal is to fund and provide a pioneering rehabilitation service in the East of England for children with brain tumors.

Brainbow’s team includes Physiotherapists, a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologists.

We’re pleased to report that during the event we’ve managed to raise a few hundred pounds and Brainbow was extremely well-received by all delegates. Here’s what Carla Brown, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) said:

CarlaBrown_LThank you for your support in raising funds for £299.70 for the Brainbow services, following your BIG Summer BBQ at The Fort St George.  The money you have raised will help children with brain tumours reach their full potential.

We believe that every patient deserves the best possible care. That’s why we are hugely grateful for the generous support of people like Creating Cambridge, which helps the hospitals to offer a level of care beyond that which the NHS alone can provide.

With the help of supporters such as yourself it has been possible to fund a broad range of Brainbow services benefiting children with brain tumours and their families and carers. These include, to mention just a few examples, assessment materials for therapists, handwriting programmes to help children’s writing skills and an adjustable bath step to help families with day-to-day tasks.

In the coming weeks, there’ll be another post or two with the event’s video and Massimo will send you all an email when the video is ready. Massimo and I will also keep you informed about the Creating Cambridge BIG Xmas Party which promises to be the best one yet!

And remember, we’re all Creating Cambridge, if you want to get involved in the organization of our events, reach out to us, there are a number of ways we can partner!

Happy summer!

Luca

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BIG Summer BBQ 2015 – against all odds

Admittedly, this isn’t the most encouraging picture:
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So here’s a better one:

burgerThere might be a bit of bad weather (hey, it’s England after all, not south of Spain), it might look more like October than July, it might rain a little and we might even get a little wet (although we have reserved space inside and also under the majestic roofed / umbrellas area outside)! But there’ll also be loads of delicious food, booze till the bar is empty and a fantastic delegates’ list amounting to almost 200! We’re certainly going to be there tonight and hope you’re too!

It’ll be great to see you all and together celebrate (hope for) the summer, celebrate business, celebrate entrepreneurship and celebrate Cambridge.

A special thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Genie Ventures for their continuous support. Genie Ventures is an internet company working with global brands, strengthening the presence of Cambridge-based organisations in the world. Genie Ventures is hiring – check out their current vacancies.

We’d like to thank our Silver Sponsor, Airport Lynx and bronze sponsors Little Dragon Films and Salus Wellness Clinics three great organizations providing amazing value in what they do. So much so that we’ve chosen Little Dragon Films for the filming of the event, we regularly use Airport Lynx for our trips to airport both for business and leisure and Salus Wellness for their broad range of amazing treatments!

We can’t wait to see you all, networking, catching up and, most importantly, Creating Cambridge!

See you all later.

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Genie Ventures Sponsors the BIG Summer BBQ 2015

genie ventures logoWe’re really excited to announce that Genie Ventures, a successful Cambridge-based internet company which boasts a client list including Sky, BT, Three and other household names, has confirmed Gold Sponsorship for the Creating Cambridge BIG Summer BBQ 2015.

Genie Ventures, founded in Cambridge in 2008, was created as an umbrella company in which to home these disparate niche brands; and has gone on to become one of the leading digital marketing and publishing organisations in the UK.

It now also has an extensive US presence, with marketing campaigns running for clients in more than 63 countries. It has shown continuous forward momentum, even through some tough economic times.

A key to this growth has been Genie Goals, a vibrant ‘pay per click’ (PPC) and Google Shopping campaigns agency. It is working with global brands of the likes of  Calvin Klein, Naked Wines, Dwell (part of DFS), Amara Living, Hughes Electrical, Cimpress and many more, sharing the knowledge and technology built up over a decade online – and earning speaking engagements at some of the world’s leading marketing events.

Genie Ventures is always on the lookout for smart individuals with a passion for marketing, technology and, just as importantly, getting things done. Ciaron Dunne, MD of Genie Ventures, says: “We’d love to speak with anyone interested in a career in online marketing, we’re looking for smart people who’re seeking to grow, both personally and professionally”.

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Little Dragon at The BIG Summer BBQ 2015

Little Dragon LogoWe’re delighted to announce Little Dragon as one of our great sponsors at the Creating Cambridge  BIG Summer BBQ 2015.

They are a Cambridge based video production company. As video is the best way to tell your story and market your business online they excel at crafting engaging content for a variety of audiences using the best digital video tools and techniques. You can find them at www.littledragonfilms.co.uk

Creating Cambridge are proud to partner with Little Dragon and invite you to find out more about this fantastic Cambridge organization HERE or visit their website.

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