Welcome to the categories. We hope they provide a good range of opportunities for the teams and individuals within your company to shine.

Please feel free to enter as many as you feel are relevant, there is no charge to enter.

Innovation Award

This award will recognise an agency whose innovative approach underpins all their work, from event conception all the way through to delivery. Consistently re-setting the bar for the agency world, this is not about innovation for innovation’s sake but about ripping up the rule book, driving change and applying ground-breaking ideas, whether through technology, content or format that exceed the client brief.

Best Agency, 50 staff and under

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This award recognises a small to medium sized agency which employs 50 staff (full time and part time) or less whose efforts and talents have cemented the company’s position with the creation and delivery of a broad range of events whether meetings, incentives, exhibitions or experiential.  Client acquisition, retention and growth will underpin a strong managerial vision and strategy.

Best Agency, 51 staff and over

This award recognises a larger agency which employs 51 staff (full time and part time) or above. Growth of the business will be reflective of a strong management team with a clear strategy and vision.  Success will be based on strong client relationships and an impeccable reputation for delivery. This agency will therefore be able to demonstrate a broad spectrum of capabilities and high levels of client retention.

Best Start-up Agency

This award recognises a start-up agency and the team behind it, whose efforts and talents have created a viable and successful business in a highly competitive marketplace. This agency will have carved a niche for themselves and built an enviable reputation for themselves over a short period of time as a result of a strong leadership team.

The Best Start-Up Agency award is open to agencies who have been in existence for less than 2 years (to October 31st 2018)

Agency In-House Team of the Year

This award celebrates an in-house agency team who works seamlessly with their client to deliver truly great work. In a spirit of complete togetherness and assuming the ethos, culture and values of the client, this agency team adds real value to the client’s event proposition and overall strategy.  In fully collaborating with the client teams and internal stakeholders, the in-house agency team brings a global perspective which develops and positively impacts the capabilities of client personnel.

Diversity Award

This award will recognise an agency that puts equality, diversity and inclusion both internally within their own business and externally at the core of their client event strategy. The winner of the Diversity Award will consistently demonstrate proactive and exemplary policy across all areas of diversity at their events: race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, social background and belief. Judges will be looking for demonstrable practice that permeates all areas of the business and all elements of the events created to ensure that all employees and event participants enjoy equal opportunity, inclusion and safety.

Event Producer of the Year

This award celebrates the multi-tasking genius of an agency event producer who is capable of juggling technical duties with creative flair to deliver all aspects of an event from conception to execution. As well as an ideas person, the winning event producer will be highly capable in overseeing operations, directing staff, co-ordinating technical and production aspects and negotiating with vendors and suppliers to ensure that the client’s vision is exceeded whilst budgets are maintained.

Rising Star Award

This award recognises the considerable talent that resides amongst the newcomers to the event industry, an individual whose efforts and attitude have shone in the short time they have been in the business. Clearly destined for great things, whilst nobody is indispensable, this person should be the closest thing.

The Rising Star award is open to individuals who have been in the events industry for less than 3 years (to October 31st 2018) and have been in full-time employment for less than 5 years.

Creative Team of the Year

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This award celebrates the brilliance of an agency team that creates experiences that consistently surpass the brief and the client’s expectations.  Whether through production values, choice of technology, venue or destination, this team is visionary, innovative and daring, delivering memorable and unique experiences that motivate and inspire all participants.

Global Agency of the Year

This award recognises an agency that delivers thousands of projects across the full event spectrum and across all industry sectors for clients in every corner of the world. Producing complex, multi-faceted programmes involving demanding logistics programmes for strategic meetings and group travel, this agency will have built a reputation for global excellence.

Operations Team of the Year

It’s ultimately down to the Operations Team to deliver both the client’s and the creative team’s vision, in all its complexity and detail. This award highlights an operations team who have displayed superior efforts on one or more events through hard work, teamwork and resourcefulness, organisational and management skills, robust supplier relationships and, above all, the ability to bring a brief to life in order to create an outstanding event that surpasses expectations.

Client Team of the Year

This award celebrates a dedicated Client Team working across the full spectrum of events for one client within an agency. The team will deliver events of all sizes which ensure that both the client’s reputation and brand values and that of the agency is held to the highest standards, and that all events are delivered efficiently, on time, within company guidelines and within budget.