About us

‘Kando Events’ events are without doubt the most exciting imaginative I have ever been to. With incredible charm and no apparent effort or stress, Nicky delightfully complies with any request however last minute or outlandish.

Lindsey

Private Client, London

About

Since 2008 Kando Events have established a reputation for producing outstanding corporate events, parties, weddings and bespoke luxury experiences in Verbier and over the Alps.

Our dynamic team of Event Professionals combine a deep understanding of the hospitality industry, passion for service and love for the mountains.

As Verbier residents we know the resort ‘inside-out’ and have an extensive knowledge and local network of locations, venues and trusted suppliers.

We are proud to deliver only the highest levels of service. Whatever the occasion, we will design and execute an elegant and unforgettable event.

Our Story

Our Founder Nicky ffrench Blake spent the first 8 years of her events career based in London organising mass participation sports events, charity fundraisers, international corporate challenges as well as leading expeditions around the world. Nicky returned to Verbier (her favourite ski resort) for a ski season in 2007. Where she saw a gap in the market for a personalised, bespoke service for corporate and private ski trips.

With minimal equipment (champagne glasses, two shovels for building snow bars and IKEA bags for storage) ‘Kando Events’ was born in the winter season of 2008-9.

From day one ‘Kando Events’ have pushed the boundaries of creativity to execute the impossible. We are proud to have organised prestigious events for many leading international brands and discerning individuals over the last decade.

Kando are the ultimate Verbier fixers. If there is one number to have in your phone for Verbier then its Nicky’s! My colleagues, clients and friends in the city always use Nicky for everything. Kando makes it happen!

Mark Lewis

Deutsche Bank

Our Vision

Caring deeply for the future of our fragile planet and humanity we are striving to reframe ‘Kando Events’.

We believe business’s today are responsible for initiating change and making a positive impact.

Going into our 10 year milestone we are looking at making ‘Kando Events’ more conscious in every area of the business. We will be launching our foundation ‘Kando Good’ together with allocating capital to causes close to our hearts and organising fundraising events.

We hope to inspire and influence others along the way, whether it be our clients, suppliers the local community or businesses and individuals further afield.

Conscious Events

Whilst experiencing first-hand the glaciers retreating in our back garden it is our duty to influence positive change. Being a luxury business we are not  perfect but always look at ways to be conscious as possible with our events.

For 2019 we will not be using any single use plastic bottles and will avoid using other single use materials. We are very fortunate to have fresh mountain water and use glass bottles to provide this water for our events. We will be sourcing sustainable products where possible whilst continuing to deliver beautiful events that have a respectable footprint on the planet.

Verbier

Verbier is a beautiful picturesque alpine village in the Swiss Alps.  A famous ski holiday destination it’s recognised as one of the premier resorts in the world with a famous party scene to match.

Perched on a sunny south facing plateau at 1500m, Verbier is part of the 4 Vallées ski area, with over 100 lifts and a total of 410 km marked ski runs. In the summertime there are 400 km of hiking trails and  200 km of mountain bike trails.

Verbier is 2 hours’ drive from Geneva, 1 hour from Chamonix and 3 hours from Zurich. Both Zurich and Geneva international airports. Private Jets can fly into Sion airport and from there it is possible to transfer by helicopter.

I have never been disappointed by any of the responses to the difficult challenges that I set Nicky and her Kando team. I was very reluctant to outsource our annual ski trip but now that I have there is absolutely no going back. There is virtually no difference to the bottom line as their organization and negotiating is so much better than ours. Impressive!

Robert

Financial Brokers, London

Dear Nicky and team, we would like to thank you again for the best wedding we could have ever imagined. You organised everything with such dedication and detail that we could not have asked for anything more. We will make sure everybody going to Verbier knows you are the person to talk to if they want a mind blowing wedding or party!

Paul

Private Client, Amsterdam

Thank-you for helping make my dream come true, I could not have done it without you.

Tom Challis

London

Not enough can be said about your talents. You have won my vote I will be recommending you for everything from here on out.

Danny Pienaar

Tradition

Kando are the ultimate Verbier fixers. If there is one number to have in your phone for Verbier then its Nicky’s! My colleagues, clients and friends in the city always use Nicky for everything. Kando makes it happen!

Mark

Deutsche Bank, London

I’m well over 50 and nothing really takes my breath away any more or surprises me but these picnics never fail to amaze, surprise, filled with creativity, sumptuous food and perfection.

Paul

Venture Capitalist, London

We wanted to thank you so much for all your attention to making our very special lunch at Glacier de Trient such a wonderful experience for us all. The flight, picnic, all who took such great care of us and the perfect weather made it very memorable for us all.

Laura and Blaine

Thanks so much for our superb Birthday party. We couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more and your whole team were incredibly professional and great fun.

Harry Aubrey-Fletcher & Guy Pelly

Thank you so much!!!! It was amazing. The guys were blown away and have not stopped talking about it!!

Gareth

Richard Bransons Lodge, Verbier

I have been coming to Verbier for years and always recommend Kando to all my clients/ contacts/ friends in the city, Nicky’s service and expertise is second to none.

Edouard

London

Kando has been providing us with a full concierge facility since we came to live in Verbier. We could not manage without her. I like luxury and Nicky always goes that extra mile in everything – providing all we desire and more with 100% professionally and perfection. I have never ever found anything Nicky could not organise for me and achieve my dreams…

Suzie Alsabban

Thank you for all your help and organising on our recent visit. Everyone had a fabulous time and appreciated your efforts. Our wonderful ski guides were the best bunch we have ever had, you picked them very well for us.

Julia Kemp

Commercial Director, Avis Europe Plc.