Best Awards Team


Amber Events Team – Emap

The Emap Amber Events team comprises five people – the event director and four event managers – working across 30 events, 6 brands and 7 countries in locations such as Orlando, Cannes, London, Dublin and Singapore. 2018 has been a particularly challenging year. In early March two divisions within the company merged, causing significant change within the team. The merger resulted in one member moving across divisions and with them bringing an additional four brands and eleven events for the already expansive portfolio. Throughout the past year, the events team have continually shown dedication to their events. Examples of this include the teams quick thinking when the semi final world cup featuring England clashed with a motor magazine awards, delivery two independent industry events over the course of 48 hours and growing an international event by 11% despite the demolition of the venue.

The team work outside of their already busy schedules to ensure a better work environment for all, sitting on office and women’s improvement groups and competing in company wide initiatives to secure new events and business profits.
In 2018, members of the team were recognised and awarded from their peers and management in the annual emap awards.

ConE/HLG Events Team – Emap

The ConE/HLG events team cover all types of events from conferences to festivals, careers fairs to clubs and roundtables to high profile awards ceremonies across the construction, engineering, healthcare and local government portfolios.

Managing over 9300 attendees across 13 awards ceremonies throughout 2018, organisation and teamwork is integral to orchestrating such a busy and varied workload; and whilst working with such large clientele, customer service is at the forefront of our team ethos.

Our awards schemes are driven by integrity whilst maintaining maximum gravitas, and this is something the team thrive on; most notably in our live judging process, where in 2018 we managed 527 industry leading judges, with 968 presentations and 29,040 minutes of live judging.

2018 delivered many successes, with strong numbers to back this. Though our proudest achievement was increasing our festivals from one to three, which required exceptional team collaboration, cost management and attention to detail whilst pushing this ambitious team out of their comfort zone with a challenging 24hr programme to deliver.

We know that as a team understanding the industry, nurturing and promoting leadership within the team, and listening to our customers base will secure our awards teams’ continued success.

Festival of Media Awards Team – Festival of Media


Haymarket Events – Haymarket Media Group

The Haymarket Events team works as an independent centralised department working across 6 divisions, 12 brands, and with 2 external clients.

At the start of 2018 the team had 16 staff who were responsible for 31 B2B events (21 awards and 10 forums).

During a challenging year the team grew to 23 and expanded their portfolio of events to 29 awards and 16 forums.

They restructured the department and have developed a marketing team and a telemarketing team within the team.

They have innovated, dug deep and delivered.

Team loyalty is one of the highest at Haymarket. The average service duration for the team at the start of 2018 was 7.5 years.

Specialist Events Team – Informa Intelligence

The Informa Business Intelligence Events Team effortlessly navigates through any event project management challenges with tact, solution focus and best guest experience at heart, working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders ensuring timelines and deadlines are met often being sensitive to others’ workloads. The team project manage throughout the event life-cycle while ensuring business critical KPIs are met. Collaboration across team members, other events and business units ensures a continued drive for innovation and best practice.

In 2018 the six-strong events team hosted more than 7000 customers across 30+ events including 14 international awards. They deliver events on time, always within budget and meeting with the event brief.

Quadriga Awards Team – Quadriga Media Berlin GmbH

Our team is coordinating various industry awards in Germany, Europe and internationally. The awards celebrate and honour outstanding work and projects in the fields of PR, Digital Communications, Marketing, Human Resources, Public Affairs and Politics.
From the first call for submission to the prestigious awards ceremony, Quadriga provides all services from a single source, this includes amongst others: communication with our clients and jury members via mail, calls, meetings; brainstorming with our team to create the most fun experience for the day, planning the jury meeting during the day and the evening award show, coordinating all fields of worksteps like the marketing aspects and consulting our graphic production.

In the after part we also try to get better than before through internal and external feedback questionnaires and meetings.

The Heropreneurs Awards, lead by Amanda Rayner Images – Heropreneurs

Heropreneurs is a volunteer-run charity providing free-of-charge bespoke mentoring and support services to ex-Armed Forces personnel establishing their own entrepreneurial businesses as they transition back to ‘Civvy Street’.

The Heropreneurs Awards were created to recognise the achievements of ex-Military in businesses, celebrating the transferable skills this community brings to the workplace; while raising the Heropreneurs profile.

Amanda Rayner Images was appointed to deliver this new awards’ programme as 26 years’ experience working in the charity sector across a wide range of charity awards provided the expertise and knowledge that was needed to steer a tiny team. Heropreneurs’ Chairman, Peter Mountford and Amanda Rayner Images worked in close collaboration to create all aspects of the Awards from categories and entry criteria to sponsorship and recruiting Judges.

They were supported by the charity’s Parton, two trustees and other ambassadors and together the team produced a new programme that not only gave back to the winners via grants and bursaries, but also had integrity.

The Team brought passion and determination to make the first Heropreneurs Awards a huge success, described by the MoD’s Head of Service Personnel Support as a WOW! And Amanda Rayner ‘As the best in your field.’