DataIQ Awards – No events manager? No problem!
In 2012 the DataIQ team delivered our first awards ceremony created to recognise excellence in the data industry. 2022 marked the Award’s 10th anniversary and we wanted to make this the best one yet, however, we didn’t have an events manager – so how did we deliver this momentous event? Collaboration across the whole company was required, especially from our account managers, marketing and finance teams. These three teams worked tirelessly together to ensure everything was organised to the highest standard possible, from reviewing the categories, the judging process, the table plan, dietary requirements, presentations, branding, AV and entertainment and more.
Despite not having an events manager, this was the most successful awards event we have put on in our ten years! This was evidenced by increasing entries by 47%, selling out all the tables and achieving 142% of our revenue target for the event. This resounding success has provided us with the confidence to scale up the event for next year. We have booked our venue with a 46% increase in capacity and had enquiries for our 2023 awards straight after the event, with tables and awards entries already sold and exclusively included in some memberships!
Dods Events – NHS Parliamentary Awards
The NHS Parliamentary Awards were launched in 2018 to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday and recognise the outstanding contribution of staff, volunteers and others working in the health and care sector. The awards have been an overwhelming success and last year alone, more than 700 nominations were submitted by over half of all MPs representing constituencies I England.
The Awards have raised the profile of NHS staff from every corner of the organisation amongst MPs and the wider public. They have also had a monumental impact on raising NHS staff morale, with nominees and winners taking to social media to promote their achievements. Previous winners of awards have also used them when bidding for research grants to further improve patient care across the NHS.
emap Publishing – AJ Architecture Awards
The Architects’ Journal’s Architecture Awards (AJAAs), now in their sixth year, celebrate and reward design excellence in UK architecture. The awards stand out for their rigour, in-depth site visits and expert appraisal.
Unlike other rival architecture awards, the AJAAs were created with the main purpose of every shortlisted project being visited by our expert judges, who meet both the architects and clients involved at each project’s site and assess a range of design, technical and sustainability criteria, making the awards among the most prestigious in the built environment industry.
In 2022 we had 19 categories, 144 shortlisted projects, 157 visits and 57 judges. This year had its biggest challenge in the form of navigating the train strikes, while making sure the visits took place, with as much ease for the shortlist and judges as possible.
Even after all the challenges, the visits went ahead, with very positive feedback from the judges, and with many asking to return to the panel in 2023. The awards night was fantastic, with three new sponsors coming on board, and a rise of 51% of unique companies joining us compared to 2022.
Foundry – CIO 100 UK
Running for over 10 years, the CIO 100 recognises the most transformational and disruptive CIOs in and from the UK. The CIO 100 celebrates technology and business leaders driving change at their organisations and is a showcase of the achievements of those 100 executives and their teams. The award is established as the most prestigious CIO Award in the UK and sees CIOs apply year-on-year for the recognition of their teams.
The CIO 100 is ranked from 1-30 and then alphabetised thereafter. James Oliver, CTO at the University of Sussex, and part of CIO 2022 shared: ‘You can’t be a one-dimensional CIO anymore, you must be able to interact, and you have to be able to listen. CIO 100 to me has been massive, where I learn, grow, and develop. Massive thanks to the CIO UK & Foundry for that.’
Haymarket Media Group – Purpose Awards
We run eighteen Awards across three of our flagship brands; Campaign, PR Week and Third Sector. Recognising and rewarding CSR had been a small but highly respected category within our category offering for these brands.
By 2017 we had noticed the interest around CSR was gaining momentum and through conversations with entrants, judges and editorial teams we were aware that CSR had become more important for our brands and their audiences.
So we launched Campaigns for Good, which focused purely on CSR campaigns and was supported by the three brands.
Campaigns for Good was a success, but we didn’t feel our proposition was quite right. The market had moved on, and being CSR focused the categories were somewhat restricted and the product did not feel dynamic enough.
We refreshed and expanded out our categories and relaunched as the Purpose Awards in 2020 – a product that felt more relevant for the sectors and audiences we wanted to engage with.
Since then, the Awards have gone from strength to strength – and we believe the spirit of the Awards is relevant now more than ever
Hennik Research (part of Nineteen Group) – The Manufacturer MX Awards
Delivered by The Manufacturer in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Manufacturer MX Awards has a combined heritage of over fifty years. The programme seeks to recognise the very best of UK manufacturing across a range of categories. Our aim is to encourage, benchmark, and celebrate manufacturing excellence, with every stage of the programme providing value for participants, whatever their excellence maturity.
With The Manufacturer MX Awards categories ranging from recognition in innovation and sustainability, through to digitalisation, leadership and staff engagement, there are plenty of opportunities for UK businesses of all sizes and sectors to be recognised. We use our experience and knowledge of the industry to build a set of categories that allow our entrants to showcase how their businesses are striving to grow and improve both commercially, but also the industry itself.
The rigour of the judging process and glitz and glamour of the ceremony make The Manufacturer MX Awards widely regarded as the gold standard in industry awards (and have even been described by one former winner as the ‘Oscars of Manufacturing’).