Photography by Daniel Hughes Photography
"Val helped my husband plan a surprise 50th birthday weekend for me - and it was truly amazing in every way and I know he couldn't have done it without her! The sheer scale of the events and the wonderful surprises that just kept on coming were a master class in planning and attention to detail. And the icing on the cake, Val is a warm and lovely person who genuinely did everything she could to make my birthday one I will never forget. Thanks so much Val!"
Photography by Pete Henderson Photography
"My personal thanks for all you did around the Gala Ball. It definitely would not have been the event it was without you.
The Ballroom looked splendid and I have had very postive feedback about the occasion. One person said it was the best ball they had been to! My sincere thanks." - Denis Tully - CEO Emmanuel House
"Thank you so much for your time and talents you gave to Emmanuel House and the Gala Ball. It would not have been the wonderful spectacle it was without you.
With deep appreciation." - The Board of Trustees - Emmanuel House
"We can't thank Val enough for the fantastic summer ball she organised for our staff this July. Val and her team took care of everything from the venue and catering to the excellent entertainment, and was there to ensure everything ran seamlessly on the night. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services and we all agree it was the best company event we've ever had! Thank you on behalf of Matt, Alistair, Amanda, the rest of JHAI Ltd's Board and all the lucky attendees."
"Val organised my husband's 50th birthday party for us last night and our friends have fed back to us that it was the 'best birthday party in the world' and that was from Ben who is a very particular 11 year old with very high standards! Val is the loveliest person I know who puts every effort in to making sure you have an amazing time, she is the first their setting up and the last to leave clearing away. She works very hard to make sure the memories that are made are the most special ones! Her ideas to make the party are fresh, exciting and different are so unique and fun without breaking the bank. I was just left feeling blessed and wondering how she does it! I would recommend her to anyone and will be rebooking her myself. Get in quick though as she is very busy and her diary fills up fast!"
Photography by Dan Hughes Photography
"Val organised a wonderful Jazz and Cocktail Evening in support of Nottingham Hospitals Charity Renal Unit. It was an amazing event, with fantastic food, drink and music. Val’s attention to detail was incredible. From the beautiful decorations to the table plan, everything was exceptionally well presented. The event raised a brilliant £3,400 and was thoroughly enjoyed by all attended. We look forward to working with Val again in the future."
Ruth Brady - Community Fundraiser, Nottingham University Hospitals Charity Trust
Photography by Matt Brown Photography
"Val at Benessamy came highly recommend to us as an event organiser and planner.
She was professional, friendly and approachable from the first meeting. Val helped to coordinate a number of suppliers on the run up to our tipi open weekend, demonstrating a good understanding of our requirements and matching us to suppliers that complimented our own business perfectly. Val arranged a number of planning meetings and followed this up with clear communication.
During the event Val was on hand to manage the day, having the seeming ability to be in two places at once!! All suppliers involved with the event knew where they needed to be and what was required of them due to Val's clear and precise communications.
We would highly recommend Val, and look forward to working with her on future events."
Jodie and Craig Bidder - Sami Tipi Events
''I have known Val from Benessamy Weddings & Events for more than ten years, during which time we have worked together on various projects for a variety of clients from big local authorities, to further education establishments and government programmes.
Her ability to organise inspirational events whilst at the same time, paying attention to the finer details, is a vital combination for any successful event producer. Val's professionalism has a huge value to any individual or organisation seeking to deliver a memorable event. I always look forward to working with her."
Andrew James - BBC Presenter and Broadcaster
"Val at 'Benessamy has been invaluable over the last year, organising and running our NCS graduations. With almost 500 young people graduating from NCS over a series of 8 events last summer, Val proved that she can be calm under pressure and managed to pull off some spectacular events focusing on the achievements of the young people involved and their inspiring stories of volunteering in their local communities.
Things went so well in the summer, we absolutely had to have her back for our autumn graduations and another set of 200 inspiring young people. I really valued having Val's expertise and advice on board for all our events and am looking forward to working with her again this year. I just don't think we could have pulled it off without her!"
Sarah Hartley - Marketing Manager, National Citizen Service Notts & Derby
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