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Borders Railway Opening Celebrations 2015

Borders Railway Opening Celebrations 2015

  • Worked with Transport Scotland to create two amazing event days to celebrate the Opening of the Borders Railway involving 2000 guests and in excess of 30 individual suppliers
  • Event organiser for the Royal Opening of the Borders Railway with Her Majesty The Queen on the day she also became the UK’s longest serving Monarch
  • Coordinated events over three sites on the Royal Day with over 75 of the world’s media in attendance at Tweedbank Station
  • Created and coordinated Golden Ticket Saturday when 1600 people travelled over 8 inaugural train journeys across the new rail route
  • Worked on the project for 12 months from creative event design to development of the Opening brand to event delivery
  • Emphasis on local suppliers, the very best of Scotland’s Food and Drink and an appropriate celebration for the opening of the longest new domestic railway to be constructed in Britain for over 100 years
  • Collaborative approach including input from Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Royal Household, Office of the First Minister of Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council, Network Rail, ScotRail, Police Scotland and the British Transport Police
Commonwealth Games Business Conference 2014

Commonwealth Games Business Conference 2014

  • Starkevents won Best Conference at the Scottish Event Awards 2015 for this Conference
  • Jointly hosted by the UK and Scottish Government in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council
  • The business event for Glasgow 2014 which took place at the University of Glasgow on the two days prior to the opening of the Games
  • Attracted business leaders from across the Commonwealth and featured speakers from both the UK and Scottish Cabinet including the UK Prime Minister and the First Minister of Scotland
  • Business speakers included Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi, Ian Walker, MD, Johnson & Johnson, Andy Street, MD, John Lewis, Andy Brown, Upstream International Director, Shell and Jim McColl OBE, Chairman, Clyde Blowers Capital
  • Scottish inspired Evening Reception with the First Minister of Scotland and Danny Alexander MP Chief Secretary to the Treasury including a canapés menu designed by Scottish Chef Mark Greenaway, music from the RSNO Junior Chorus and whisky tasting by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Starkevents managed all guest registrations, event logistics and also coordinated hotel accommodation for 500 delegates and transfers for delegates and speakers
City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus Opening 2015

City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus Opening 2015

  • Delivered a memorable Opening of the Riverside Campus for the City of Glasgow College
  • Creative input into the event design and logistics to create a visual and inclusive Opening Ceremony
  • Coordinated all staging, audio visual and filming
  • Worked with the team at City of Glasgow College and the First Ministers Events team to create a programme of activity for the First Minister
  • Designed the guest experience to create specific zones and itineraries for 500 guests
  • Designed a stylish evening Dinner event for College stakeholders including exterior lighting
  • Work starts now on events surrounding the Opening of the Cathedral Campus in late 2016
Irvine Bay Regeneration Company

Irvine Bay Regeneration Company

  • Retained client since 2008
  • Developing the business engagement offering for the Irvine Bay business and local community
  • Creating valuable customer experiences to support the Irvine Bay strategy
  • Annual Public Meeting with exhibition and display areas
  • Talk Business series across the region
  • Ongoing business development support of i3 Enterprise Area
  • Adhoc event support as projects dictate
ISAM Dundee 2015 –17th International Society of Addiction Medicine Congress

ISAM Dundee 2015 –17th International Society of Addiction Medicine Congress

  • One of the largest and high profile academic conferences ever to come to Dundee – 4 days in October 2015
  • Record ISAM delegate numbers – going from a financial deficit in 2014 to a surplus in 2015
  • Transformed the Caird Hall Dundee into a stylish conference location with a local chef providing locally sourced meals to much well deserved praise
  • Incorporated an Art and Culture Festival inspired by the local communities experiencing the consequences of substance misuse
  • Starkevents involved in the design, marketing, promotion, customer care and onsite delivery of the 500 delegate event
  • All online registration and website activity was coordinated by Starkevents. Designed and managed the conference website at
  • Spectacular Congress Dinner at Guthrie Castle and Civic Reception at Discovery Point
John Muir Conference 2014

John Muir Conference 2014

  • International Conference in the Year of Homecoming 2014 and marking the centenary of John Muir’s death
  • Looking at National Parks and Protected Areas for the 21st Century with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Cairngorms National Park, National Trust for Scotland, John Muir Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Highly successful conference at Perth Concert Hall which attracted an international audience
  • Themed and designed the event with John Muir as the inspiration
  • Conference Dinner designed by Chef Tom Lewis with a menu motivated by and sourced from the National Park
  • 300-delegate 2-day event included a Conference Dinner and 10 Study Tours
  • Designed and coordinated the conference website at


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