emap Publishing – Construction News Awards 2022
Construction News (CN) is the UK’s leading publication for contractors/clients in the sector. Its annual awards have run for 27 years recognising the best in the industry. In 2022 the event broke its own records with regards to attendee engagement in entries, table sales, and the live-event. Thanks to innovations in format, sustainability, marketing and the overall event experience the Awards was financially successful beating optimistic targets and completed its effective bounce-back from the pandemic in style, attracting over 1250 attendees and a 44% increase in revenue year-on-year. Featuring a light show, LED blackout dancers, celebrity voiceover, rock-themed afterparty and celebrity host/comedian, the event’s attendee experience was improved and trended on Twitter. Improvement in marketing strategy reached 2.3m impressions with over 50% of web visits coming from direct and organic search. Successful entries were used as case studies in editorial and event content post-event, and attendees given the opportunity to find out more about each winner via our dedicated mobile app. A partnership with industry charity CRASH raised over £17k. NPS score was +33 from 72 responses and the event’s success in 2022 is already resulting in impressive 2023 sustained growth
Empowered Events – The Lloyds Bank British Excellence Awards
Within two years of its creation and launch, the British Business Excellence Awards already boasts being the UK’s largest national business awards programme as well as one of the most highly respected in what is a highly competitive landscape.
2022, and just year 2 of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence saw increased performance across all aspects of the business, despite numerous business challenges including train strikes falling on key dates and death of her Majesty the Queen which occurred during our judging period.
Overall revenue growth saw an increase of 35% YOY and attracted a stella line up of prestigious sponsors including Lloyds Bank, alongside LDC, Virgin Atlantic, Delta AirLines, the Department for International Trade, Gateley PLC, ORESA, Kings Business School, Home Grown, BITC & City of London corporation.
Our attendance at each event was increased and the number of attendees was just shy of 1000 people at the Grosvenor House (despite the efforts of the train strikes which were called off 1 working day before) and raised £20,000 for mental health UK. All achieved in just year 2 of business trading and in what is arguably one of the toughest economic times in recent history.
Incisive Media – Women in Insurance Awards
The Women in Insurance awards, honour the inspiring achievements of women across all sectors of the market, all levels and all disciplines. They also offer a platform for companies shaping the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector. Our aim is for the Women in Insurance Awards to help move the diversity agenda forward, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome.
The awards have experienced consistent growth year-on-year and have become a hugely important initiative within the General Insurance industry annual calendar. The Women in Insurance Awards is the premier awards for showcasing the achievements of women in the general insurance market and we’re proud to be helping help move the diversity agenda forward
Media Business Insight – Broadcast Sport Awards
The Broadcast Sport Awards has seen incredible growth in entries and attendees since the event first took place in 2021 and the awards have quickly become a staple annual event in the UK’s sports broadcasting calendar. Attended by some of the top names in sports broadcasting including Steve Jones, Dermot O’Leary, and Alex Scott, with the winners including Gabby Logan, Ian Wright, The FA (Lionesses), Whisper (F1), Sky (Premier League) and Winter Olympics. The awards are now in their 2nd year and saw just over 650 industry colleagues come together in November 2022 to recognise and reward those bringing sports content to our screens. Along with the celeb guest line-up, the awards have also had national media coverage on The One Show, featured in Yorkshire Evening Post and seen the likes of David Beckham and Gary Neville post on social media. The awards are judged by a high-level industry panel comprised of key industry leaders, including organisations like TikTok, LaLiga, BBC Sport and IMG, who get the difficult task of deciding the final winners. A dedicated industry awards event targeted at celebrating the best in sports content purely focused and designed for broadcasters, production companies and rights holders
Procurement Leaders – World Procurement Awards 2022
2022 saw the return of our 15th year of The World Procurement Awards (WPA) coming off the back of a turbulent year.
With the relaunch of the WPA, we saw the appetite for involvement grow exponentially as the role of procurement became more critical than ever. As companies were tasked with mitigating risk, navigating disruption and leveraging the right technology, we offered a platform that allowed companies to share their achievements in the hope of gaining recognition across the function.
We enticed our audience with a variety of new things including placing sustainability at the forefront of planning and execution. For example supporting a local business who produced fully sustainable centrepieces which either went home with attendees or got rehoused at a local sustainable green grocers in Greenwich, used biodegradable plantable menus, offset attendee travel, food and beverage, power and venue usage through partnering with World Land Trust’s carbon balanced programme. Also incorporated diverse entertainment throughout and used pyrotechnics to deliver wow moments.
It is with great pride we can confirm we superseded all our outlined targets such as 197 unique company submissions (30% increase).
Sounds Commercial – Bodyshop Awards 2022
For the first time in 30 years – the infamous Bodyshop Awards faced the potential of cancellation due to the changing landscape in the wake of the global pandemic.
With restrictions still in place, Sounds Commercial were tasked with finding solutions to ensure the chosen 1000 strong attendees would be able to come together once again after years of lockdown.
After months of Covid Compliance planning – we successfully delivered a hybrid event that went down as one of the best Bodyshop Awards since the institution began.
We created inclusive and interactive content that made the attending audience and the virtual audience feel connected throughout the entire process and on the night.