A Night in Vegas – NBS Annual Ball 2016

NBS Annual Ball ‘A Night in Vegas’ – Hosted by UEA Business Society

By Lucy Gorringe, Year 2 Management Student

Students and staff of NBS all came together with their partners and friends for a night of celebration, at the sixth year running of the NBS ball. This year the ball was held at Sprowston Manor, the 16th century manor house, where guests experienced ‘A Night in Vegas’. Hosted on the 7th March 2016, the ball was the biggest one yet with around 200 guests and with 100 tickets being sold within the first week.


Sprowston Manor

The casino theme put a fun twist on the traditional style ball. There was blackjack and roulette tables for guests to gamble for fun with their fake $100 included with their ticket. Free transport was provided to and from the manor courtesy of NBS. On arrival guests were welcomed receiving a complimentary cocktail. The three course meal with complimentary wine was thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests and the A-list DJ, Adam Romo, playing until 1am.


Every year students and staff have dressed to impress and professional photography was taken so guests can remember the night. All of the Photographs were uploaded to the Business Society’s Facebook page for guests to view.


 This year tickets cost £37, the business society’s aim was to break-even and any profit that may be made would be contingency. The event was in support of the UEA Oxfam Society with £1 of each ticket sale being donated. Raffle tickets were also on sale for £1 on the day to support the cause and each ball ticket included a free raffle ticket as well. The event was kindly sponsored by Mantra Club and Lounge and BEW Electrical Wholesalers.

Hosted by UEA business society, the ball was primarily for but not exclusive to NBS students and staff so that students can invite their friends. This year, similarly to last, the event was organised by a project management team as part of their module ‘Project Management’ ran by James Cornford. The team that organised it this year was a group of 3rd years: Hannah Smith, Harry Cranfield, Lucy McVeigh, Trung Nguyen, Zixuan Yang and Pengfei Xu.

The event was a huge success and many thanks goes to those who made it happen!

With many thanks to Lucy Gorringe for contributing to the NBS Blog.


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