Excellent B4 Platinum Dinner at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

B4 Platinum Members and their guests enjoyed a fantastic evening at Macdonald Randolph Hotel on Thursday 12th October with our host, General Manager, Gurval Durand and guest speaker, Blenheim Palace CEO, Dominic Hare. Excellent food, superb service and a fitting tribute to the late Michael Grange.

Dominic commented. “It was fantastic for me to speak to the Oxfordshire business community and set out our goals at Blenheim Palace. The feedback I’ve had this evening has been fantastic so thank you to Richard and the B4 team for inviting me to speak.”

B4’s Richard Rosser added. “The buzz in the room tonight was incredible. With a great mix of business leaders from across Oxfordshire, superb service, food and wine provided by our excellent hosts, Macdonald Randolph Hotel, and an excellent speaker in Dominic Hare who had our guests transfixed with every word, it really was a powerful evening for all who attended. Thank you to Gurval and his highly efficient team for making us so welcome. On a sad note, we were deeply saddened to hear of Michael’s passing in September. Not only was Michael one of our most loyal supporters, he was also a gentleman and a friend. He will be sadly missed by all who worked with him and knew him as a kind, generous and charming man. This evening was the perfect opportunity to remember Michael.”

Following Richard’s welcome, Gurval was invited to say a few words on behalf of the hosts and formally introduce himself to the Oxfordshire business community. “It was a wonderful occasion, so much warmth in the room and a fascinating blend of guests which gave me the perfect start to my new role here at the Randolph.”

View photos from the event here.

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“Richard is was an absolute pleasure and a tremendous networking opportunity to all. Well done to you and the team! It’s always good to catch up with the B4 community. The formula of engaging guest speakers and high quality venues are a credit to the B4 team. Oxfordshire LEP are delighted to be part of your thriving community.” – Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Ltd

“I would like to thank you for your warm welcome at the event and your most professional approach with the events following the passing of Michael.”Gurval Durand, General Manager, Macdonald Randolph Hotel

“Thank you very much for such a great evening. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of it, I have met so many fantastic people. Looking forward to the next event.”Ola Slusarczyk, Business Development Manager, Newbury Racecourse

“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the invitation to last night’s dinner at the Randolph. The company was engaging and I had some great discussions with people. Dominic’s talk was really interesting and inspiring and he was correct that what you do in bringing people in the business community together is much needed and valued.”Dr Orhan Ertughrul, EVP Europe, G-Smatt Europe

“Thanks for the Platinum dinner invite last night.  It was a great event and Dominic is a very interesting speaker.”Richard Venables BSc Hons MRICS DL, Director, VSL & Partners

“Excellent speaker, especially as I live close to Blenheim, thanks Dominic Hare and great food thanks Gurval Durand. Not forgetting all the great attendees too – and your team’s organisation too Richard Rosser. Thanks to Richard and all the team involved in putting on a very memorable evening in excellent company.” –  Bob Bradley, MD2MD

“Thank you for an excellent evening last night; there was a lovely atmosphere and great deal of goodwill towards B4.”Mark Beard, Chairman, Beard Construction

“Thanks again Richard, was such a great evening with very good company. Very much enjoyed Dominic’s talk – great inspiration for how not just landed estates, but all businesses can contribute to, and think about the impact of their local community!”Aisha Kellaway, Digital Content & Communications Consultant, Scarlet Roo

We were delighted to welcome representatives from the following companies:

  • Alberon
  • Aston & James
  • Auditel
  • B4
  • Base 33
  • Beard Construction
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Brethertons
  • Carter Jonas
  • Cherwell College
  • College & County
  • David Parry Employment Law
  • Diane Wilkinson & Associates
  • Edward Macfarlane
  • Finders Keepers
  • Global CTS
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • G-Smatt Europe
  • Holywell Press
  • Howdens
  • HTA
  • James Cowper Kreston
  • Kingerlee
  • London Oxford Airport
  • Macdonald Randolph Hotel
  • Matthews Comfort
  • MD2MD
  • Newbury Racecourse
  • Oxford Brookes Venues
  • Oxford Duplication Centre
  • Oxford Fine Dining
  • Oxford Professional Consulting
  • Oxfordshire LEP
  • Phyllis Court
  • Planet IT
  • Rhodes House
  • Ridgefield Consulting
  • Scarlet Roo Limited
  • Tara Tripp Hearing Care
  • The Event Designer
  • The King’s Centre
  • Two One Services
  • Unipart
  • VentureHarbour
  • VSL
  • Wallers
  • Wellers

About Macdonald Randolph Hotel

The hustle and bustle of the historic city of Oxford during the Summer and then the return of the students to the university always is a great time and to welcome many more new faces from all over the world.

There is no better place to unwind and relax than the Macdonald Randolph Hotel, and our location makes us the perfect destination for visiting the city; right opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum, in walking distance of most colleges, and next to the shopping centre and the exciting new Westgate development opening this month.


Tel: 0344 879 9132

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