BEST NEW AWARDS EVENT
Disruptive Media Group – British Ex-Forces In Business Awards
The second annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards took place on 8 May 2019 at the London Hilton on Park Lane and exceeded all expectations, doubling in size year-on-year to gather an amazing audience of 900 business and military leaders, making it the world’s largest business celebration of military veterans. The awards attracted over 400 nominations and the attendance represented over 300 employers. The buzz from the awards reaches well beyond the ballroom with thousands of tweets and media reach running into the millions, including broadcasted reports on Forces TV and BFBS Radio. Most importantly, the event raised nearly £40,000 for SSAFA, the official charity partner of the awards.
Incisive Media – Women in Insurance Awards 2019
The insurance industry is still male-dominated and parts have received adverse publicity for excessively chauvinistic behaviour. Against this background we launched these awards in May 2019.
Creating the right categories and criteria was vital. We wanted to acknowledge all core skillsets in a complex industry and address specific challenges women face in developing their careers. This was achieved through extensive research and consultation. It worked: every category was extremely well supported with excellent entries.
Our primary objective was to highlight the need to improve diversity and create a sense of community and empower women working in insurance. The volume of nominations (760) from over 400 individuals, followed by 432 individual entries demonstrates exceeding our targets.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group – EG Tech Awards – EG Tech Awards
The EG Tech Awards was born out of a commitment to not only celebrating those in real estate and technology embracing digital transformation, but to bring the two sides of the sector together. By putting on an event that focuses on the achievements of both sides of the Proptech portmanteau, we gave the industry a celebration and a high-level networking event in one.
We have successfully launched an awards ceremony that has become one of the most respected and coveted in the sector in just two years. The mixture of venue, style, shortlists, winners, speakers and post event coverage makes it like nothing else in the space.
The EG Tech Awards is all about championing the tech and real estate, innovators and adopters who are embracing digital transformation as the sector is propelled head first into a far more reactive, agile future.
Redactive – IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019
It’s the topic that’s top of mind for businesses on a global scale. And its importance – and urgency – is only set to escalate.
But at the same time the world’s business community acknowledges the opportunity for competitive advantage through leading on environmental issues, organisations of all sizes are recognising that they could be making a far greater contribution.
That’s why the significance of the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards, launched in 2019 to reward members leading the change towards a more sustainable future, cannot be underestimated.
Award entry numbers and the calibre of entrants, event attendees, and nominee feedback far exceeded expectations. It was an event that looks set to long continue – and could truly change the world.
The TRBusiness Travel Retail Awards
Recognising the lack of consumer recognition and opinion in the duty-free industry TRBusiness decided to put real customers in the driving seat.
Launched in 2018 the Travel Retail Awards is held in May at the five-star Conrad Hotel in Singapore. Now in its third year, the event continues to be the only consumer-voted awards programme in the duty-free and travel retail sector and has quickly established itself as the industry’s only legitimate awards programme.
The judging process is managed independently by an external research agency, m1nd-set, who harness the opinion of 5,000 consumers, all of whom have travelled internationally within the past six months and have experienced the retail and dining offer in airports. Phase two involves gathering the opinions of independent international influencers, who have established themselves as key opinion leaders among consumers interested in travel, aviation and shopping.
Support for the awards over the past three years is testimony to the success of the programme, with an 81% increase in sponsorship sales and a 51% increase in the number of entries from Y1 to Y3. The positive impact on business for the finalists and winners also demonstrates the need for, and legitimacy of, the Travel Retail Awards.