We Plant Trees with JUST ONE Tree

We’ve been itching to announce our collaboration with JUST ONE Tree. For every silent auction prize sold, we now plant a tree.

JUST ONE Tree are a non-profit initiative planting forests both on land and in the oceans. They help to restore biodiversity and combat climate change by planting ‘the right trees in the right place’.

How JUST ONE Tree Works:

JUST ONE Tree fund reforestation organisations around the globe, focusing on areas severely affected by mass deforestation. Their partners work with communities that are committed to restoring their forests. Through training, education and employment they are lifted out of poverty, whilst simultaneously improving the environment. employment they are lifted 

Check out their site to read up on all the epic things this organisation is doing for our people & planet.

www.justonetree.life

 

 

BLUE MONDAY ARE MOVING

NEW OFFICE, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!

We are excited to announce that we’re moving to a new office with our sister company, Signature Framing!

We can now be found at:

Unit 39 Nottingham South and Wilford Industrial Estate
Ruddington Lane
Wilford
Nottingham
NG11 7EP

Our 2020 goal at Blue Monday Events is to adopt new methods of innovation to make us more sustainable in our operations and output. Merging both companies under the same roof will massively reduce our carbon footprint, previously the team were driving between the two offices. Therefore being under the same roof will really benefit the environment as well as simplifying our logistics, which will in turn improve our time efficiency. We’ll have more time to concentrate on what matters most – our customers and clients!

The move has also meant a much needed clear-out at Blue Monday HQ! We have recycled outdated files and ensured all our company data is digitalised and secure. Moving forward, a new office policy will be in place: print essential documents only! This will ensure we reach our 2020 goal and minimise our paper usage by  70%, leaving less clutter and more space.

Additionally, our relocation will not only see an improvement in our sustainability and logistics but also will boost team spirit and morale. With the new office space we hope to encourage a new mindset for all the team and by merging both the auction and framing company, it will enhance our current services and streamline our offering to clients.

This move will allow us to serve you more efficiently and productively. Here at Blue Monday our kettle will always be on with a well stocked biscuit tin for visits from clients new and old! Follow our socials for updates on life under one roof for Blue Monday Events and Signature Framing!

Christmas Silent Auctions

Looking back at Christmas 2019

Christmas was a blur and we’re coming to the end of February already! After wrapping up on auction admin and office tidying, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on the last few months of our fundraising silent auctions.

We had auctions at a record SIX Christmas party venues in December, scattered all over the country! Comprising of Battersea Evolution, Magazine London, ICC Birmingham, St Albans, Finsbury Square and Tatton Park.

Hosted by Smart and JD Parties, each venue was draped in festive décor and venue themes ranged from snow dusted Après to carnival coloured Greatest Showman. Our fantastic silent auction team worked tirelessly throughout December evenings to ensure each auction was conducted with professionalism and raised lots of money for the chosen charities. The funds were split between these worthy causes:

Smart venues – St Richard’s Hospice, Muscular Dystrophy UK
JD Parties venues – Ronald Mcdonald House Charities

 

 

As friends and colleagues enjoyed the festivities, our silent auction team set up the display and showcased the fabulous items on offer. See below for a selection of memorabilia and art on offer at the auctions. We succeeded previous Christmas results and we’re proud to have such a dedicated group of auctioneers working for us! We wonder what 2020 will have in store…

If you’d like a FREE silent auction at an upcoming event or award ceremony, get in touch today!

Blue Mondays Goal for 2020 is to Focus on Sustainability

Blue Mondays Goal for 2020 is to Focus on Sustainability

Why Sustainability?

2020 has been named the year where if change doesn’t take place then it could be too late to prevent the long-lasting damages of climate change. This claim and growing social concern for the environment and sustainability has led to Blue Monday seeking methods and strategies to innovate themselves to help the environment and improve sustainability for future generations.

How Blue Monday are becoming more sustainable?

Blue Monday have chosen to focus on using a technology-based auction service in hopes to minimise their carbon footprint through reducing their paper usage. This not only saves paper but allows Blue Monday to grow their efficiency and allows those at their auctions to go on their smartphones and visually see all the prizes and read their descriptions clearly. This allows Blue Monday to become more sustainable as their auctions allow people to use their own smart phones which in todays society people are never far from. Secondly, although Blue Monday have switched to being tech-based, they still offer a small selection of paper brochures for those who aren’t entirely comfortable with technology and this remains sustainable due to the paper Blue Monday source from- FSC.

FSC. Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC is a company who guarantee that the trees which must become harvested for paper are replaced/ allowed to regenerate naturally. They make-sure to use local workers within each specific area to ensure they are giving back to the local areas and one of their guarantees as a company is that they ensure future generations will have access to forests. In addition, they protect and preserve certain parts of the forest to save rare plants and animals from extinction.

Read Blue Mondays technology-based auction in action here!

Beers with the England Boys 2018

This year’s Beers with the England Boys is going to be a little bit special and we only have a few tickets remaining!

Hosted by Jim Hamilton, join us on Wednesday 25th April at the Jam House in Birmingham and once again revel in the company of past and present Rugby legends including; Neil Back, Sam Vesty, Louis Deacon, James Haskell, Graham Rowntree and Donncha O’Callaghan!

As mentioned to celebrate turning 10, we’re planning something extra special! Of course, we can’t tell you all the secrets, you will have to be there to believe it!

As you know, this event is not just about good food and company. Each year we raise money for the wonderful Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year, with your amazing support we managed to raise over £20,000 which aided the development of the Get Busy Living Centre. So please, round up some friends and family and come and support the great work they do!

Tickets are £65 +VAT which includes a welcome drink, canapes and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon.

Email:  alice@bluemondayevents.com  or call 03333 221110 for tickets.

https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/get-busy-living-centre/

Fantastic Result For Muscular Dystrophy UK