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LSO St Luke’s achieves First Mile Recycling Standard award
Flexible events venue LSO St Luke’s has achieved silver in the First Mile Recycling Standard Awards.
The Awards, which represent a business’ commitment to recycling, calculate how many KGs of recycled rubbish, how many trees saved and how many tonnes of CO2 offset over a year. LSO St Luke’s recycled 4,500KGs, saved 51 trees and offset 1.3 tonnes of CO2 in 2014.
LSO St Luke’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Victoria Steinitz, comments: “As a repurposed building, sustainability has been a focus at LSO St Luke’s since its renovation and subsequent opening in March 2003.
“We have ground-source heating and cooling - very new technology when it was installed over 12 years ago - and numerous building systems that run in as environmentally friendly a way as possible, including LED light fittings, sensor taps and recycling facilities throughout the building. This latest award reflects the LSO’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and the achievements of both our team and visitors in ensuring our waste is responsibly managed.”
This is the second time LSO St Luke’s has been awarded a First Mile Recycling Standard Award for its recycling efforts. The venue won bronze in 2013.
LSO St Luke’s renews exclusive Christmas enterprise with Moving Venue
LSO St Luke’s and Moving Venue have confirmed a joint venture for 2015’s festive season following a positive first year.
2014 saw the businesses working together to create a ‘Classic Christmas’, which married the commanding Grade I listed architecture of LSO St Luke’s with Moving Venue’s innovative catering. This marked a change in direction of the venue’s Christmas offering and, for the first time since 2003, enabled clients to book directly with the experienced in-house team.
LSO St Luke’s is home to the London Symphony Orchestra’s education and community programme, and combines capacious contemporary interiors with beautiful 18th century architecture. Capable of entertaining up to 450 guests, Christmas events will be elegantly styled, drawing on the venue’s architectural influences, while flavoursome, regional and seasonal dishes will be offered. Prices start from £82 + VAT per person for receptions and £95 + VAT per person for dinners, which includes venue hire, seasonal styling and stylish food and drink.
LSO St Luke’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Victoria Steinitz, commented, “We are delighted to cement our relationship with Moving Venue by confirming a second Christmas season with their team in residence at LSO St Luke’s; this gives us an opportunity to build on last year’s success and develop a high-quality product, responding to our valued clients’ feedback.”
Richard Beggs, Moving Venue’s Managing Director, said, “After a successful first year, we are very pleased to be working with this stunning venue once again. It is a very exciting prospect and will give us the opportunity to hone our offering and create something really special for our guests this Christmas.”
Profits from this period will enable the LSO to continue its vital outreach work in the local communities around this unique London venue.
LSO St Luke's heritage design consultants ABG Design win bronze at DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
We are excited to announce that our creative designers Aukett Brockliss Guy (ABG) Design have won the bronze award for the Brand Identity Under £100,000 category at the Design Business Associations (DBA) Design Effectiveness Awards.
ABG won the bronze award in the Brand Identity Under £100,000 category for its work with the not-for-profit Sensory Integration Network. The awards, which took place on 12February 2015 at Tobacco Dock, have been championing the role of effective design in the creation of business growth since the Association was formed nearly 30 years ago. They recognise the return on investment that a coherent, well-thought-out and professionally executed design strategy can achieve whilst rewarding designs that have made a demonstrable impact.
At LSO St Luke’s we have been working with ABG developing signage around the venue. Last year we embarked on a project to improve our external signage, after recommendation from the architects of LSO St Luke’s refurbishment, Levitt Bernstein Associates. ABG’s other clients include St Paul’s Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum and Pizza Express.
Victoria Steinitz, Sales and Marketing Manager at LSO St Luke’s, comments: “We are delighted for ABG designs. This latest award recognises their commitment to effective communication on behalf of businesses of all sizes and purposes. This year their work with us continues, replacing signage within the venue, which for a space that accommodates everything from music workshops for babies to company parties for City laws firms is no small task!”
LSO St Luke’s to host Reasons: London 2015
Reasons: London, a festival for artists, designers, coders and creative minds that attracts over 280 guests, will be returning to LSO St Luke’s on 20th February at the venues Jerwood Hall. This one-day event will deliver a variety of speakers who have worked in and around the industry including Elliot Jay Stocks, Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, and Andrew Calrke, art director and designer at Stuff and Nonsense.
Reasons:London Director, John says: “I have been hosting my annual London event - Reasons to be Creative at the LSO since 2012. The venue is amazing. It has fantastic acoustics, a terrific layout and is in a wonderful location. The staff could not be more helpful. I am looking forward to using the LSO for many more years to come.”
LSO St Luke’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Victoria adds: “We are delighted that Reasons: London will be returning to LSO St Luke’s once again. The event is always a great experience and we can’t wait to help bring it to life again this year.”