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FORMANS GAMES by Lance Forman

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Available on the Forman & Field website, Forman’s Games lifts the lid on the acrimonious battle that pitched Forman’s, the country’s finest purveyor of smoked salmon, against the combined might of the UK authorities and the International Olympic Committee in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

This is the story of one family business, established in 1905, fighting the might of national and local government, the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (LOCOG) and of course the Olympic Movement, which operates above the laws of the countries who host its activities.  Read more...

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September 2016

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Pop-up Maddox Club at Fish Island Riviera

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The A-list party destination during the London 2012 Olympics

Where to go to party the night away after the fireworks and pizzazz of the opening ceremony? Deepest East London is not exactly known for its luxury nightlife so the Who’s-Who crowd invited to Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening extravaganza are going to face a dilemma. Fight through the crowds to escape the Park on public transport, endure an estimated three hour cab ride back to West End or take your chances in the Stratford jungle.

Fortunately for A-listers, B-listers, oligarchs and oil-rich Arabs, wannabees and hangers on, Forman’s Fish Island have found the answer. Read more...

Tuesday

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July 2012

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PRESS RELEASE: FORMAN’S FISH ISLAND SET TO WELCOME TOP BRANDS AHEAD OF SUMMER OF SPORT

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-World’s leading swimwear brand Speedo first to reserve top class hospitality suites-

Forman’s Fish Island is ready to welcome a host of the world’s top brands this summer, including global swimwear brand Speedo, as the distinctive Fish Island Riviera launches as one of the capital’s most unique and stunning venues for corporate hospitality.

Set to bring an added touch of glamour to the heart of East London, Forman’s Fish Island is a mere 100 metres from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, affording unrivalled balcony views of the iconic venue at a time when the eyes of the world are focussed firmly upon it. Read more...

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May 2012

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"Salmon business on Fish Island is first big winner of London Olympics despite ‘disaster’" – The East London Advertiser on our relocation story and hospitality for London 2012

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There’s a very comprehensive story on Forman’s and in particular our relocation to make way for the London 2012 Olympics Stadium on our local East London Advertiser website today. It’s a tale of floods and fires, flight from oppression and a political battle, fine smoked salmon and a VIP parties. Mr Forman talks of writing a book about it some day, he certainly won’t be short of plot. Read more...

Monday

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April 2012

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'St Tropez in Stratford' – today's FT interview with Lance Forman on the Fish Island Riviera

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Great piece in today’s Financial Times including Lance talking about our relocation and putting the troubles of the relocation battle behind us.  If you’d like your own piece of Forman’s Riviera we still have a few suites left available for the summer Olympics period  – see here for details

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Wednesday

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April 2012

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From Around the Rings – London Hospitality Update – Forman's Fish Island Readies for 2012 Olympics

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Great piece today on the go-to site for all Olympics business news, Around the Rings. Discussing our plans for hospitality during this summer’s Olympics.

For more details and to make an availability enquiry for the closest restaurant to the Olympic stadium – click here

http://www.formansfishisland.com/dining-experience/ Read more...

Wednesday

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March 2012

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Move to the Beat – Filmed at Forman's Fish Island

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For a few days last autumn our Fish Island yard became the furthest outpost of a huge Coca Cola TV ad production shoot for their London 2012 campaign. The centrepiece of ‘Move to the Beat’ is a track composed by dance music producer Mark Ronson using samples from the sounds of the sports of 5 Olympic hopefuls.

They shipped in a pint-sized (Coke-can-sized?) Glastonbury festival of staging, props, sound and lighting and filled it with a rentacrowd of a thousand local revellers. It was really quite something. Read more...

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March 2012

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