21 Mar 2019
The Stables at The Pub with Two Names was the perfect venue for our Meet and Greet with Sir Bob Geldof, which was presented by Nicholson Construction.
Fifty guests, consisting of representatives from Nicholson Construction, Committee for Ballarat Executive member organisations and Visit Ballarat had the opportunity to meet Sir Bob on a more personal level. These unique and intimate conversations formed the base of the address for the evening.
Much to Sir Bob's delight, he was presented with a portrait of himself painted by David Bromley.
One lucky VIP guest was the winner of our member survey competition. Laura Thomson from JK Personnel was the recipient of this prize after her colleagues Carl Jolly and Tim Walshe entered the competition by completing the survey.
For Laura it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience: “I was so excited to meet Bob. Having grown up ‘just down the road’ from him in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1970s and ’80s, he really did play a part in my youth culture and beyond. I’ve never forgotten the emotions he stirred up around the time of the famine in Africa and how he demanded we all do something about it. I was surprised and delighted to meet such an open, friendly and funny man. Thank you for the experience; I’m proud to be Irish!”
Laura, congratulations on the competition “win”. We were delighted it went to someone who was obviously so thrilled with the opportunity. And thanks to Carl and Tim for completing the survey.
Thank you to all who attended for representing the Ballarat business community so authentically and proudly.