Best Awards by an Association
Association of Professional Landscapers – The APL Awards
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. The rigorous inspection process to join is the toughest within the industry.
The APL Awards have been established now since 1995 and celebrate the high calibre of landscaping offered by members, it started out taking place in local pubs and has now worked its way up to the stunning venue of The Brewery. The annual lunchtime event sets out to promote members’ commitment to quality landscaping and keeping their customers completely satisfied.
The 2016 event saw a new internal team take on the organisation, record breaking entry numbers and attendance figures.
Awards Portfolio Limited – Emerging Payments Awards
The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best the payments industry has to offer. In 2016, 200 companies from across the globe entered 22 categories, which were assessed by an impartial team of 31 expert judges. After publishing the shortlist, the winners are announced at our glittering ceremony attended by 650 of the industry’s most senior opinion-formers and decision-makers at The Hilton, Park Lane. It’s the emerging payments industry’s most prestigious event and best networking opportunity. And a legendary party. It’s where reputations are made and deals done.
European Flexographic Industry Association – EFIA Industry Awards Gala Dinner
EFIA, the European Flexographic Industry Association, was established in 1972 and held its first annual gala awards dinner in 1982. The dinner continues to grow in popularity and now attracts over 500 people to network and celebrate the best of flexography.
It is a unique event with awards covering every area and every substate using the flexographic process. This includes suppliers, printers, brands and retailers.
EFIA celebrates the people and the process.
The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association – GIMA Awards
Britain has long been admired around the world for its gardening excellence, however, the techniques and materials involved in gardening tend to be long-standing, traditional and slow to change. Gardening is rarely associated with innovation, leading trends, or bold new ideas. Yet continued evolution is essential – to inspire future generations about gardening; to create products that seize new technologies and meet changing tastes; and to keep British gardening truly great.
The GIMA Awards help to fill that need. This annual awards event, which pre-dates the 1980s is designed to nurture fresh energy within the industry by encouraging and recognising innovation and excellence from gardening suppliers.
Having built momentum over the years, today the Awards are targeted by scores of member companies each year as an unmissable chance to make their product introductions shine. The Awards cover every shopping opportunity found in a typical garden centre – from plants to petcare, gifts to growing media, furniture to water features – and additional marketing, export and overall awards see companies competing at a business level too. Hundreds of entries are generated, the judging process is scrupulous, the results hotly anticipated, and winners announced to a sell-out audience of suppliers, retailers, media and special guests at a prestigious ceremony each July.
Winners of a coveted GIMA award can expect more than peer recognition and a chance to network. They also gain a point of product and branding difference that impresses their existing and potential trade customers. Many companies also highlight their win on packaging, labelling, point of sale, public relations, advertising and promotions, creating a stand-out selling point to consumers.
Great Place to Work Institute – UK’s Best Workplaces Awards
The Best Workplace awards are one of the UK’s most highly regarded and sought-after workplace awards and are regarded as the gold standard of employer awards. The Awards presentation celebrates organisations who deliver excellence, honouring more than 100 organisations who have been awarded the coveted Best Workplace status.
Redactive Media Group has managed the Best Workplace awards since 2013 and our development of the awards has led to improvements which have exceeded all expectations. The event has grown by more than 500 people from when we took over the event management: numerous companies have gone from booking one table to booking four due to their enjoyment of the evening!
Healthcare People Management Association – HPMA Awards
As a team, Chamberlain Dunn bring the HPMA a quality high profile awards programme, with minimal financial risk to the association, and with member benefits at its very heart.
Entry into the competition is free of charge and open to any healthcare HR professional working in the UK, so good practice from any corner of the UK can be spotlighted. All finalists who are HPMA members are given free tickets to the celebration ceremony with additional tickets offered for sale to their teams at minimal cost. As a result we see almost every finalist represented, very often joined by their teams which makes for a great atmosphere ‘on the night’ – and a highly appreciated recognition of the wider team contribution to projects.
Our sponsor community is the lifeblood of the competition; highly valued and involved at every level.
The HPMA Excellence Awards programme brings new professionals and organisations into the HPMA community, encouraging both inter-professional collaboration and cross-sector working. The awards introduce new audiences to the association every year – both as potential members and future commercial supporters or partners and breeds ambassadors for the future awards programme.
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland – Self Management Awards
Since 2011, The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) has hosted the Self Management Awards to coincide with the annual Self Management Week. The aim of the week is to raise the profile of all the innovative work improving lives of people living with long term conditions in Scotland. The Self Management Awards provide an opportunity to recognise and reward inspirational people and organisations who are leading the way in changing the way health and social care is delivered to people with long term conditions and celebrate individuals whose lives have been transformed through self management.
Ultimately, we aim to make self management approaches the norm for both health and social care professionals and people living with long term conditions. By leading the way with inspirational examples, the Self Management Awards contribute to achieving this aim.
United Kingdom Warehousing Association – UKWA Annual Luncheon & Awards
The UKWA is a long standing association that at the time of the appointment of its new Chief Executive Peter Ward had been in decline, with falling membership and a dated brand image. The task facing the new Chief Executive was to revitalize the Association, stem the loss of membership, reposition UKWA to make it relevant and attractive to existing and potential members, and to rebuild the membership base.
As part of a major overhaul of the image and approach of UKWA, the new CEO identified the importance to members of opportunities to network with peers and meet with potential customers. Therefore, he focused on refreshing the key event of the UKWA calendar, the Annual Luncheon & Awards. The focus was changed from an internally focused ‘get together’ of members into a professionally marketed event designed to attract not just members, but potential members and the customers served by those members.
The new style event has been extremely successful, with record attendance figures, positive feedback and renewed engagement from members. As part of a wider marketing campaign, the event has helped reverse membership decline and put a newly energised industry association firmly back on the map!