Best Overall Awards Event – less than 500 attendees
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.
Breakthrough Prize Foundation – Breakthrough Prize
The Breakthrough Prize is the world’s biggest science prize, recognizes the world’s top scientists. Each prize is $3 million and presented in the fields of Life Sciences (up to five per year), Fundamental Physics (up to one per year) and Mathematics (up to one per year). In addition, up to three New Horizons in Physics and up to three New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes are given out to junior researchers each year. Laureates attend a televised awards ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the ceremony schedule, they also engage in a program of lectures and discussions. The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin (Google) and Anne Wojcicki (23andMe), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Priscilla Chan (ChanZuckerberg Initiatives), and Yuri and Julia Milner (DST Global). Selection Committees composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates choose the winners.
Datateam Business Media – Bathroom & Kitchen Update Awards
Launched in 2015, the BKU Awards is the first and only event in the kitchen and bathroom industry to recognise and applaud brand excellence across every product sector. It is also the only awards scheme in the kitchen and bathroom industry which lets the industry decide on its winners, via a secure online voting system.
Each year the BKU Awards receives significant backing from sponsors, which has allowed us to take the event to quirky venues and lay on some great entertainment. BKU Magazine is hugely respected, so when we said we were launching an event the industry trusted us to pull it off, so we went for it and booked Madame Tussauds and Capital Radio’s Greg Burns to host.
The 2016 event received yet more sponsor backing and we wanted to find another interesting venue, so this time we opted for Shakespeare’s Globe, with TV ‘Chaser’ of ITV’s The Chase as host and NAVI, the world’s No.1 Michael Jackson tribute act providing after dinner entertainment.
This year, rather than look for a ‘themed’ venue, we have booked Jimmy Carr to host the event at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.
Retail Week – Retail Week Rising Stars Awards
The Retail Week Rising Stars Awards pride themselves on being a platform for retail chiefs to provide recognition to emerging talent in their businesses. Celebrating their 12th year in 2016 they once again demonstrated the enthusiasm that the retail industry has for this event, rewarding and commending the best individuals and teams across retail for their development and success over the past year.
Stroke Association – Life After Stroke Awards
The Life After Stroke Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of people who have shown remarkable courage and determination in rebuilding their lives following a stroke. The event took place on 16 November 2016 at The Dorchester, London. 400 guests sat down to a three course dinner followed by the presentation of 11 awards each hosted by a celebrity supporter of the charity. The event was hosted by stroke survivor Chris Tarrant OBE and Baroness Karren Brady is the patron of the event.
The event aims to raise the profile of life after stroke through the media and celebrity support and generate offers of support and donations to the Stroke Association. The awards were sponsored by Toni & Guy, NEXT plc and Irwin Mitchell and the media partner was the Daily Express. The Life after Stroke Awards demonstrates the incredible achievements of everyone affected by stroke. And by sharing these incredible stories we are able to inspire many stroke survivors who thought recovery may not have been possible.
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.
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH – Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin
The Intra.NET events were established in 2012 and have grown into the leading events in the fields of intranet, enterprise communication and digital workplace, taking now place in three different locations: Berlin/Germany, London/UK and Boston/USA.
The 6th annual Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin 2017 is the biggest conference of its kind in Europe bringing together over 250 decision makers from IT, Internal Communications and Business departments from international organisations, who are responsible for creating tomorrow’s digital workplace.
The Intra.NET Awards were launched alongside the event in 2014 and are now taking place for the 4th time. They were set-up to find the most successful intranet and digital workplace projects internationally and share as well as benchmark them within the global Intra.NET community. The awards have been a success from the start and have always attracted many applications internationally from various companies. Based on previous success we will also be launching the Intra.NET Awards in Boston this year.
The Intra.NET Berlin including the Intra.NET Awards are the place for the community to meet, share experiences, network and benchmark their projects. The success of the overall Intra.NET Awards derives from a growing community, passionate award applicants who are eager to share their project success.