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Everything you need to know about our first birthday party

By The GMS Team 24-Apr-2018

Last week we rang in the next year of GMS with all our brilliant members, sponsors supporters and friends. 200+ guests from the world of music, media and more took to Picturehouse Central in busy Piccadilly Circus to celebrate our first birthday and everything that we’ve achieved since April 2017, and everything that we’re looking forward to in our second year and beyond.

The evening started with an appearance by the lovely Edith Bowman, who soundtracked the event with her favourite musical moments from film and TV. Then it was the turn of President Iain Cooke and Vice President Abi Leland to take to the mic and say a few words. Despite the slight technical difficulties, the sentiment of the words was not lost - and that was a huge thank you. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve everything we have without the support of our incredible board and our industry sponsors. A special mention went out to Maggie Rodford our Head of Education for the five brilliant masterclasses she’s put on this year and also to Ruth Simmons our Head of Membership who has been instrumental in growing our member base. Another thank you to Duncan Smith for helping us spread the word throughout Europe by arranging panels and speakers at conferences throughout year and one to Emma Francis for supporting us on a day to day basis without whom we really wouldn’t be able to get all the things we plan into practice.

We cannot forget our annual sponsors of course and an extra thank you to Silva Screen who sponsored the birthday party and were responsible for some very sore heads on Friday morning. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the celebrations, roll on year 2! See all the photos from the night here and get tagging!