The spirit of New Orleans revived for The Building Futures Group summer boat party

The Dixie Queen – an authentic Mississippi paddle steamer – played host to almost 300 guests, who enjoyed fine food and plenty of wine on a cruise down the Thames.

The specially invited guests from all of the group’s sectors, including former CSSA and FMA members were treated to music from a live jazz band as they sailed past Canary Wharf, the 02 and through the Thames Barrier.

It took place on a beautiful July evening, and on the return trip up the river the party even managed to bring London’s traffic to a standstill, as Tower Bridge opened its giant arms to let the river boat through.

Sarah Bentley CEO of The Building Futures Group said:” it’s great to see so many people on board enjoying themselves and networking. I’d like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors who helped make the event happen”

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