Autovia – Auto Express New Car Awards
The near-30-year-old Auto Express New Car Awards is a respected staple of the UK automotive industry’s calendar, but that isn’t just due to its longevity. Since its introduction in the mid-nineties, the event has evolved, and in more ways than one.
Take the event itself. COVID-19 meant for two years we had to rethink how we did things, while also bearing in mind that many were suffering from ‘Zoom fatigue’. Once our awards returned as a physical ceremony, we completely revamped the format in response to market shifts, providing more space for networking. Even before this, the Auto Express NCAs were known for being more relaxed and welcoming than similar awards events.
Then there are the awards we give out. The change the car industry has undergone since the NCAs started has been profound, so categories have moved with the times, as evidenced by the growing number of electrified vehicles we now celebrate.
One thing has remained constant, however – our integrity. The winners are decided through around 350,000 miles of testing in around 1,000 cars by some of the most experienced motoring journalists in the world
Business in the Community Northern Ireland – The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland
The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland – organised by the responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland – is the most prestigious and respected awards event championing responsible business. Now in its 18th year, the Awards celebrate and reward businesses that are going beyond profit to be a force for good. They offer the opportunity for organisations to be recognised for their outstanding contributions to their people, the planet and the places where they operate, and provide a platform for leaders in responsible business to inspire others to follow suit. Businesses are recognised across 12 responsible business categories covering a range of themes including, diversity, wellbeing, climate, technology, collaboration, and community impact, and a top prize is awarded to the NI Responsible Company of the Year. Winners are announced at a glitzy gala event at the ICC Belfast attended by 500 – 600 guests from business, media and local government. It’s not just one night of celebration, the Awards is an eight-month-long integrated campaign where BITC works closely with 15 sponsors and partners to further the responsible business agenda and to make NI a better place to work and live. Delivered in full by an in-house team
Civil Society Media – The Charity Awards
Now in its 21st year, the Charity Awards recognise and reward excellence in charity leadership and management. Its core purpose is to spotlight the incredible work of the UK charity sector and to widely share best practice and learning. At a time when charities are operating in extremely difficult circumstances, often with decreasing income and rising demand for their services, celebrating excellence has never been more important. The event is notable for its accessibility – there is no cost for charities to apply or attend, and the cause-specific category structure means that any charity, big or small, can have a chance of winning. Winning organisations testify to the positive impact winning an Award can have – from attracting PR and publicity through to winning funding bids and/or contracts. We also pride ourselves on our unrivalled rigorous application and judging process. The independent judges assess each entry against Hallmarks of Excellence – attributes such as Innovation, Replicability, Sustainability – in an intensive process that involves two days of marking followed by two days of debate and decision. We use high quality production at our live presentation Ceremony to bring the winners’ work to life and leave everyone feeling uplifted and inspired.
Clark White Publications – Mobile News Awards
The Mobile News Awards (MNA) has been the UK mobile industry’s premier awards event since 1995. It celebrates contributions of innovation, vision, performance and success from networks, distributors, accessory suppliers, retailers, and vendors in the field of mobile telecoms. The first black-tie MNA gala dinner dance was held at the Cafe Royal in 1995 and attracted 250 guests. It was a considerable success requiring a bigger venue. In 1996 the MNA moved The London Hilton Park Lane where it was held until 2020, Around 800 guests attended each year. The 2020 MNA was on March 12, four days before lockdown and was probably the last live awards event of 2020. The MNA was cancelled in 2021 due to the lockdown. The 2022 MNA was held at The Intercontinental Park Lane with 600 attendees. The 2023 MNA is on March 16 at The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge SE1 WIth seven week to go (at time of writing) 35 tables had been sold and 144 entries expected
emap Publishing – Nursing Times Awards
The Nursing Times Awards brings together the nursing community to shine a light on the brightest talent in the profession and recognise those making nursing innovative, patient-focused and inclusive. The awards aim to highlight innovation, perseverance and the incredible work of teams and individuals within the nursing industry aiming to recognise and celebrate nurses, and great nursing care. Spanning 23 categories we recognise the main branches of nursing as well as a range of specific settings and conditions, such as primary care, and cancer. Judged by some of the leading figures within the profession and nurses with specific expertise in category specific areas.
The Awards are supported by the former Prince of Wales and the UK’s four chief nursing officers, as well as a number of new and returning sponsors.
The Awards have gained mainstream media attention, with appearances on Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and radio announcements, as well as trending multiple times on Twitter.
The Awards bring together the nursing community for a night of recognition, celebration, networking and appreciation, for a highly emotional and moving night.
Media Business Insight – Broadcast Awards
The Broadcast Awards has seen a phenomenal increase in revenue since the event first took place in 1995 and has become one of the most hotly anticipated events in the broadcasting calendar. The awards are now in their 28th year and the 2022 event saw more than 1,300 industry colleagues from some of the top broadcasters, production companies, and post-houses come together to recognise and reward those bringing exceptional content to our screens. The Broadcast Awards was launched as an industry-focused awards event, with no red carpet, no paparazzi, just the chance to celebrate incredible productions and the teams behind the camera – unlike some of the other awards for the TV industry, which makes the Broadcast Awards unique and why the industry appreciates them so much. It is also why we see such a selection of celebrity A-listers in attendance due to them being able to attend under the press radar.
Sounds Commercial – Bodyshop Awards
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.
The Channel Company & BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – UK IT Industry Awards
The UK IT Industry Awards are the largest and most well-known event in the technology industry calendar. Hosted and operated by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing , the awards enjoy a level of professionalism and industry knowledge not seen at other shows. From transport apps and online shopping baskets to literally saving lives, modern IT impacts all of us.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing exist to celebrate the role of the IT team: the positive impact it has on business and the wider world. As a brand, we champion that, and the UK IT Industry Awards are there to recognise and lionise the people who are creating a better world through IT. Winners at the UK IT Industry Awards are chosen based on more than the strength of a written entry, by a panel of judges drawn from the list of sponsors. All UK IT judging is done 1-2-1 by multiple panels of IT leaders that are rigorously, stringently independent. Instead of reading the work of marketing teams, these judges question IT professionals themselves and mark them as peers. As a result, winners are celebrated for genuine success.