And now for the next 25 years but first a quick recap, pictures and testimonies of the story so far.......then please click on Tours and Events to see what is happening in 2017!
Event Manager for 12 years at Thrumpton Hall.
19 years managing the largest Christmas Party venue in Nottinghamshire.
Managing and organising charity fundraisers for British Red Cross, When You Wish Upon A Star, St. John Air Ambulance and Caudwell Children alongside stars such as Gary Barlow with an audience including Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson, Bruce Forsyth, Geoffrey Archer and Rod Stewart to name but a few.
Bespoke golf and sightseeing tours for distinguished American businessmen in the Uk and Ireland for over 20 years.
Unusual, exciting and simply the best coach tours with 250 like minded professional people for 25 years who know how to party whilst the wheels on the bus go round and round!
Sales and Marketing for Smart Group, Vivid Experience and Best Parties Ever covering over 20 cities in the largest and often iconic venues such as NEC, Battersea Evolution and Manchester Central.
Family Days at venues such as Grimsthorpe Castle and Holdenby House, Clay Pigeon Days, Drive In Movies, Flower Shows, London Theatre Trips are just some events for Blue Chip Companies such as Ratcliffe-On-Trent Power Station, Royal Mail, East Midlands Electricity and Channel Five.
Private weddings for those who want a tailor-made day like no other!
Long term partnerships with Stately Homes such as Catton Hall to increase market awareness through public shows with strategic partners such as Wodland Trust, E-on and establishing new ways to raise revenue.
FABLES FAMILY DAYS
Ratcliffe-On-Soar Family Day
" I wanted to write to congratulate you and your team for ensuring that everything went according to plan on Saturday. Everyone who attended has said how much they enjoyed the occasion and remarked on the excellent range of entertainment. You certainly have an eye for detail and this made my job less stressful, which I appreciated throughout, and I will have no hesitation in recommending your Company for any similar future events."
FABLES COACH TOURS
"Ecstatic, excellent, wonderful, memorable, clock-work, first-rate, perfect, delightful, legendary, exciting and an honour to travel with you for 25 years!"
Sample of words from 10,000 people! (1992-2015)
FABLES GOLF TOURS
Picture of Simon at Tralee Golf Club 2009
Over twenty years experience in organising golf tours. Fables charge a minimum £500 for up to 8 golfers for one weeks golf passing on commission savings with golf courses and hotels! Our knowledge, connections and professionalism along with the peace of mind you are paying a fair price for three days work ensures everyone wins and that’s before you even play a hole!" On behalf of the "German Party" I would like to thank you for your assistance in putting together our recent golfing tour of Scotland. The arrangements and accommodations were marvellous. Everyone on the trip had an absolutely splendid time, and the good weather certainly didn't hurt."
Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. - Pittsburgh U.S.A. - (1993)
FABLES SIGHTSEEING TOURS
With over 25 years of looking after over 10,000 people and visiting nearly every region of the British Isles Fables are experts in advising and tailor making your themed tour. Simon Raine has visited over 200 Country Houses and taken over a 1,000 people to major tourist / sporting attractions like Royal Ascot, Chelsea Flower Show and Goodwood Festival of Speed. We charge £500 for up to a 7 day tour for 8 people or as little as £20 per head for organising 50 customers travelling by coach with tickets and restaurant booked in advance plus a courier. Hence with Fables you get complete transparency with our prices.
" Well - didn't they have a wonderful time.The girls have been full of compliments on the organisation and smooth running of the whole day - they said you looked after them extremely well, so much so that they have reserved their places for next year!"
Bass Leisure (1994)
Fables specialize in organising weekend breaks to include medieval banquets, murder mystery evenings, 1940’s nights, motor racing events and London theatre evenings with accommodation and transport.
"Thank you for your organisation of the Murder Mystery Weekend at Walworth Castle. They have all expressed how much they have enjoyed it and how good the hotel was, especially those with four-poster beds!"
Nottingham Building Society (1997)
NOTTINGHAM CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Nottingham Christmas Company
Simon Raine is proud to have managed the Nottingham Christmas marquee for 19 years and was the longest serving manager in the Country at Xmas marquee parties. In 2017 Simon is working for all three major operators in the Christmas market and assisting with sales across 20 venues!
Please ring Simon Raine on (01522) 788998 or e-mail email@example.com
Simon ran a 1200 capacity venue for me for around 15 years, he was my eyes, ears and conscience. Simon is honest, hardworking, diligent and above all he is effective and focused.
Greg Lawson - Smart Group (2017)
FABLES CORPORATE GOLF DAYS
October 7th1988 was the very first corporate golf day held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Since that date Simon Raine has been asked to host numerous bespoke golf days for Companies, Charities as well as support golf clubs with their own celebrations.
Prices can start for as little as £1,500 which includes recommending and booking the course, arranging prizes, speakers, starter, all aspects on the golf day itself, liasing with the management of the golf club with regard to tee times, hire of course and meals etc.
"After researching the market place we all agreed to appoint a professional company to manage the event on the Group's behalf. At all times proceeding the event, Simon attended to every detail with meticulous care. Nothing was overlooked. On the day itself, despite the worst possible for golf, the day ran smoothly and the Fables Events team excelled themselves with the quiet and efficient way they handled the whole occasion."
Robert Smith Group - Liverpool (1988)
Since 1992 Simon Raine has worked very closely with Thrumpton Hall, Catton Hall, Holdenby House and Grimsthorpe Castle. During this time Simon has either supported, managed or created large family days, festival, music nights, bonfire nights, summer and garden shows for over 200,000 people.
In addition Simon has organised about 30 weddings, numerous summer parties, cricket matches, open road events, clay pigeon shooting, archery and quad bike racing.
"Mr Simon Raine of Fables , has worked with me on numerous occasions, and has organised several events at Catton Hall. He has run our annual Country Fair for three years, and has always performed his duties with skill and dedication. In my opinion he is honest, hardworking and totally reliable, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a suitable person to organise an event, either large or small."
Robin Neilson - Catton Hall - (1998)
FABLES TREASURE HUNTS
Fables Fantasia have produced four bespoke treasure hunts covering East Derbyshire, North Leicestershire, South and East Nottinghamshire. If you require a different day out in the countryside with a meal for up to 17 cars then give Fables a ring as our prices start from as little as £350 for the day. That works out at £10 per person plus pub food and a fabulous day out in the Countryside enjoyed by all.
" Whilst writing I would like to take this opportunity to say how much everyone enjoyed the car treasure hunt last year -everything went very smoothly and it was obvious to all that it had been arranged by a professional. I feel confident that this year's treasure hunt will be no exception and also look forward to using your services again next year."
The Boots Association (1993)