BEST AWARDS TEAM
Dennis Publishing – Dennis Events Team
Created from scratch three years ago, the Dennis Events Team has gone from strength to strength. In that time they’ve taken several awards events and turned them from losing money, or just breaking even, into making healthy profits. Add to that that each of these awards ceremonies are now must attend events in their sectors, and you start to get a sense of just how hardworking and successful this team of three really is.Backed up by a small but perfectly formed marketing team of three, who have smashed their targets and increased their revenue by 74% year on year, and you have yourself a winning combination.Overall the Events Team has driven revenue and increased profit by 61% year-on-year, and is on track to reach the £1m profit mark by the end of 2021.
Informa Intelligence – Specialist Events Team
2019 saw a challenging year for this Specialist Event Project Management Team navigating a range of internal structural changes, uncertainty with key stakeholders, while adjusting their workflow to allow for last minute additions to their existing events portfolio.The team tirelessly carried on their mission of showcasing awards best practice across a variety of other Informa divisions while at the same time delivering their events portfolio consisting of 16 international awards, 15+ forums, roundtables and a glamourous incentive trip with an average of 93% good/very good in customer feedback across their awards.
The team’s expertise is far reaching in the wider Informa landscape and while officially an in-house team for Informa Intelligence they organise awards for other parts of the wider Informa business too
It’s no coincidence that “Most Amazing Team” and “The Shorty Awards” have the same amount of letters. It’s science, like why apples don’t fall far from trees, or the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. Leadership has done an incredible job of instilling a positive and supportive office culture that lends itself to an enormous amount of trust and friendship between team members. Our team’s diversity in our backgrounds and passions leads to consistent growth, as we are encouraged to share our ideas and take ownership of the projects we care about.Having a dynamic and multi-talented team like ours is why we are able to stay relevant as our ever-changing industry keeps evolving. Social media, as an industry, is changing culture more than any other medium, with new apps and platforms moving in and out of mainstream popularity at increasing rates In order to produce the best award show that most accurately represents the industry, it takes a team of well-rounded people with diverse interests and the ability to wear many hats on the job. Through our involvement and awareness within our industry, we are able to make the Shorty Awards an entertaining evening
Incisive Media – Incisive Media Event Operations Team
Incisive Business Media Event Operations team is comprised of 12 talented, diverse individuals, with a varied portfolio of events, market knowledge and a combined 34 years’ experience in the industry, each offering expertise in different areas of the field. Working across 13 brands in the financial services and technology markets motivates us to find innovative ways of sharing best practice tips with each other to capitalise on the wealth of knowledge amongst us. The team consists of nine permanent staff and three interns who are highly proficient multi-taskers that are adept at juggling a variety of events simultaneously.
Having run 180+ events last year including awards, breakfast briefings, conferences, webinars, bespoke retreats, roundtables and an exhibition, we each independently govern our own brand’s calendar of events but will consistently integrate the team on-site which inspires culture of togetherness. This in turn creates a concrete platform for stand-out events.
Over 2019 the event operations team and much of the wider business have had two core focuses: diversity and sustainability, evidenced by our continued focus on both our Women in… series and our commitment to work towards the International Standard ISO 20121, following guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA).