Every year, in the days and weeks approaching Mixology, we start taking more and more frequent looks at future weather reports for London. This year, following the monsoon season we used to call spring, we armed ourselves with countless weather Apps, had just about every meteorological website in our ‘favourites’ box and even attempted a couple of ancient Cheyenne sun dances.
Believe it or not, as 6pm on the Wednesday in question approached, the sun shone and the Thames did not break the banks outside Old Billingsgate. They knew a thing or two, them Cheyennes.
The weather wasn’t the only thing to shine on another amazing Mixology night.
The Shard loomed imperiously over our guests as they enjoyed a glass of fizz by the river, then later in the evening the audience listened intently as the Mixology awards were presented, before hitting the dancefloor for top US DJ Todd Terry.
Speaking of the awards, the big winners on the night were HKS, who scooped two of the major public sector project awards, and PENSON, who had a fantastic night, picking up the Mixology awards for both Large Commercial Project and Design Practice of the Year. Meanwhile, two other particularly popular award winners were Hands, who was presented with Company of the Year, and the gobsmacked (and already at the bar!) Lifetime Achievement award winner, TTSP’s Tim Jennings.
As ever, there are a great number of people we have to thank for helping us put on such a show. A huge thank you must go to our sponsors: KI, Bene, Camira, Porcelanosa, Johnson Tiles, Karndean Designflooring, Interface, Orangebox, Maine, Hotbox, Hands, Steelcase, Task
Systems, Colebrook Bosson Saunders and Little Britain.
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Thank you to our brilliant, on-the-ball organisers – to Marcie, Catherine, our Voice of God, Mark Earnshaw, and the rest of the OutThere team.
Thanks to everyone at Old Billingsgate – especially to Katie and the guys from Ultimate Experience, and the team at Create (whose food was once again hugely enjoyed).
Special thanks to Alex Burgess for the amazing visuals and branding – and thanks also to Alex and Chris Summers for the fantastic video which opened the awards.
Thanks once again to our resident photographer Philip Vile and to our friends at Armourcoat for the Mixology trophies.
Last, but by no means least, a huge thank you to our awards judges for their time, efforts and expertise. So thank you to Mark Simpson of BDP, Broadway Malyan’s Brian Szpakowski, SCIN’s Annabelle Filer, Hannah Nardini from Grant Thorp and Nowicka & Co’s Marta Nowicka.
And many thanks to our separate Student Design Award judging panel, comprising Chris Carpenter from Stills, Scott Brownrigg’s Kate Mason, BDP’s Nigel Coutts and KI’s Jonathan Hindle.
Here’s a thought: let’s do it all again next year. We’d best not get rid of those weather Apps just yet!