Best New Awards Event
23 Events – The Wedding Industry Awards
The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) is a client-voted, rigorously judged awards process and event series for the wedding industry.
TWIA was established by Damian & Anna Bailey. Damian has been a wedding photographer for 13 years and has photographed more than 500 weddings in that time. Damian noted that there was no reliable and trusted way in which excellent wedding suppliers could be officially recognised as such and very little for newly engaged couples to go on when looking for wedding suppliers for their weddings.
TWIA was established to recognise and reward excellence in the wedding industry and to help wedding couples make better educated decisions when booking wedding suppliers for their weddings.
In an industry worth an estimated £10 billion in the UK, TWIA has become the trusted industry voice and its logo a recognised and coveted mark of quality; a kite mark for the wedding industry in this country.
Amplified Business Content – Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Produced by the publishers of Fresh Business Thinking, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in association with NatWest, acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.
Regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK, the Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. The awards are built around the notion that the entrepreneurial story is often more important than the balance sheet.
Now moving into its fifth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate entrepreneurs who embody a spirit of disruption, innovation and enterprise; recognising business leaders from multiple industries across the 17 awards categories.
Previous winners have included Julie Deane MBE, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt, co-founder of Brewdog and Alexander Solomou, founder of the Lad Bible Group.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are all about celebrating the wonderful stories that entrepreneurs have, and helping them on their journey to success.
Datateam Business Media – Bathroom & Kitchen Update Awards
Hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr, the BKU Awards will return to London on Thursday 22 June to shine a spotlight on the industry’s most outstanding people, retailers and brands. Now in its third year, this is the only awards scheme in the kitchen and bathroom industry which lets the industry decide its winners and which recognises brands rather than products. It’s this uniqueness which makes it so popular and we definitely think it’s deserving of the Best New Awards Event accolade.
With the BKU Awards being held in such high esteem, it’s easy to forget that it’s only a couple of years old. The first event took place at Madame Tussauds in 2015, hosted by Greg Burns of Capital Radio. In 2016 it moved to Shakespeare’s Globe, with TV ‘chaser’ Paul Sinha of ITV’s The Chase as host and NAVI, the world’s No.1 Michael Jackson impersonator providing after dinner entertainment. The immediate and continued success of the event has allowed us to book Jimmy Carr for this year’s event. We have already received over 200 entries and nominations and the closing date is not until April 5th – a huge achievement for an event only in its third year.
Energy Live News – The Energy Live Consultancy Awards
The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) were started in 2013. The vision was to create a prestigious awards programme and night for the Energy Sector to build new standards for an unregulated market. The business energy market is worth billions and 50-70% of the sales that suppliers achieve comes from companies called energy brokers. Most brokers are professional and work hard for their customers, however there are some that do not work so professionally and give the sector a bad reputation. The programme was created which would be recognised as independent and rigorous, so the winners and even the shortlisted companies would feel proud and could use the awards as a marketing/sales tool.
TELCA have transformed the energy industry by highlighting the best energy brokers and now energy buyers have a way to tell which consultancies are the best in the business. From the outset, the goal was to make the awards be taken seriously and make a difference to the industry. We believe that TELCA have changed the way the energy world works, by creating a programme that benchmarks energy brokers and drives their behaviours to be more trusted, more transparent and more focussed on their customers’ needs.
Max Publishing – The Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards
THE BRAND AND LIFESTYLE LICENSING AWARDS – THE B&LLAs (also now commonly referred to as ‘The Bellas’)
The Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards break new ground in recognising the dynamism and growth of brand licensing.
Launched in April 2016 these annual awards reward excellence in brand licensing management, product innovation of brand licensed merchandise, as well as retail execution.
Owned and organised by Max Publishing (which has a pedigree in both licensing and awards, exemplified by The UK Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book), the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards have been warmly welcomed by the industry.
Having debuted last year, plans are now well underway for the 2017 awards.
The winners of the awards will be revealed at a lavish afternoon event held at The Dorchester Hotel, London on Thursday 27 April 2017, that will be attended by over 375 retailers, licensees, brand owners and representatives.
EMAP – NCE100 Awards
In 2016 New Civil Engineer launched the inaugural NCE100, our bold attempt to define, find and recognise the top 100 civil engineering practices based on a set of criteria that we firmly believe define a great civil engineer and a great civil engineering firm.
This wasn’t to be a top 100 based on money earned, or staff employed. This was our selection of the top 100 firms in civil engineering based on the cultures, competencies and skillsets that we at New Civil Engineer passionately believe matter most. The awards included categories focussed on the Future Engineer, Engineering Equality, Technical Excellence, World View and Future Technology as well as more corporate business led categories.
The assessment process was robust, the stories of engineering excellence that emerged hugely exciting and refreshing and the gala awards dinner was a wholly appropriate way to recognise our top 100 firms.
The British Photography Awards – The British Photography Awards
The British Photography is a new, innovative model of half regional photography prize, half UK charity fundraiser. They work with a range of charities with an aim to ‘use the power of photography to directly help the world’. The ethos is simple, and born from a desire to do more to help the world. the volunteers hope to continue to do a great deal of good in the world, and carry on helping to tackle, for example, homelessness in the UK, cancer care, animal and habitat protection, green energy education and more.
So far, they have had some breathtaking entries, and aim to showcase the beauty and variety of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As the British Photography Awards are not a globally-based competition, they do not seek to label the winner ‘global best’, instead, using a more local model, they can start to compile a photographic record of the UK, year on year. This gains both load photographers gain notoriety, and sell their work to local authorities, regional customers and the wider community.
Wirehive – Wirehive 100
The Wirehive 100 awards and league table showcase digital excellence and recognise the outstanding work and exceptional individuals from digital agencies in the southern counties based outside of London.
It is our mission to give hardworking digital agencies in the south of England the recognition they deserve and to keep adding to the surging trends of growth in this dynamic industry.
Our quest for continuous improvement doesn’t just stop at the event itself. Every year we review and update the categories to ensure we’re reflecting the latest digital trends and providing the best opportunity to showcase the rich variety of work that comes out of this area.
The past five years have been an incredible journey for us at Wirehive running these awards. We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and genuine affection for Wirehive 100 from digital agencies in the South and the wider industry.
Heading in to the 6th year of Wirehive 100 we continue to push the boundaries, seeking to celebrate the most prestigious, popular and talented gathering of digital professionals in the South of England!