Sarah Austin is a leading voice of the awards & events industry. Following a 14 year career running an international awards portfolio at Informa (formally UBM) , during this time Sarah was notably the Awards Director for the National Business Awards. Sarah has since launched two exciting ventures in 2021. The first being sarahaustin.co.uk which is a full end to end events management consultancy specialising in awards, conferences, virtual events, weddings and private events. Sarahs’ business has had a roaring start with several projects in the running and her first major project is to deliver (with her team) , The Travel Industry Awards by TTG.
Sarah’s new venture also include the launch of The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards. In partnership with Lloyds Bank, these awards are the UK’s most prestigious business awards ceremony with a rigorous judging programme and a series of networking opportunities across the year. The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards celebrate the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses, whether big or small, an innovative new start-up or an established industry player, private, public or third sector. Entering gives your business the chance to be awarded for its achievements, recognising accomplishments, and setting businesses apart. In addition to this, Sarah is a Non-Exec Director at the Tate Galleries and also sits on the Tate Modern Advisory Council. which allows me to advise their events team on sales, delivery and execution strategies whilst being surrounded by incredible priceless artwork. More recently, Sarah has been invited to chair the Employment Advisory Board for HMP Send and the women’s national directorate for supporting women getting into work after prison. Sarah is passionate about supporting women in business and beyond to ensure equality for all.