BEST LONGSTANDING AWARDS EVENT
Crain Communications – Plastics Industry Awards
Established in 2001, the Plastics Industry Awards are firmly established as the forum for recognising and rewarding excellence in the plastics industry. Held annually, the event rewards innovation and exceptional performance from the best companies and the best people in plastics design and manufacturing in the UK and Ireland.
With 17 awards covering companies and individuals and all aspects of plastic product design, manufacture and recycling, the Plastic Industry Awards cover all sectors of the industry and give companies, large and small, the opportunity to enter and succeed in the competition.
Unparalleled in the plastics industry, the awards are highly acclaimed by guests, winners, industry event supporters and commercial sponsors alike. Combining business networking, entertainment and pure fun, the event has become the highlight of the plastics industry calendar.
The event has evolved with the industry, introducing new award categories, upping the entertainment factor and adapting to many challenges including finding a way to stage an event in a pandemic. Organisers have always listened and responded to all their stakeholders, which is why the Plastics Industry Awards have retained their loyal industry following over the past two decades.
Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management – IWFM Impact Awards 2021
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)’s Impact Awards recognise best-in-class workplace and facilities management, celebrating the sector’s impact on the economy, environment and society at large.
The sector represents those frontline personnel who work as cleaners, caterers, security guards, hospital assistants and others. Its practitioners also boost organisations’ productivity, reduce their carbon emissions and oversee major operational changes. Finalists and winners serve as a source of gold-standard practice in a constantly evolving sector.
In 2019 the IWFM made the bold decision to appoint the events management division of its existing membership publishing agency – Redactive – to run the awards process.
The IWFM Impact Awards went ahead by necessity online. So the in-person 2021 event – after the sector had been keeping offices and buildings operational during COVID-19 – would be a precious opportunity to celebrate together.
The event, at London’s Grosvenor House on 11 October 2021, didn’t disappoint.
Financial results far exceeded expectations; feedback from commercial partners and attendees was phenomenal; and the mood on the dance floor (especially for a Monday night) was exuberant.
National House-Building Council – Pride in the Job Awards
NHBC’s Pride in the Job (PiJ) competition has run for over 40 years and is the most highly regarded in the house-building industry.
To win, site managers must demonstrate consistent good working practices, from their leadership and technical expertise, to how they motivate their teams to produce the highest quality new homes.
Organising the competition’s annual 12 award ceremonies is an enormous undertaking with hundreds of NHBC staff and over 200 event crew involved in the project. 11 award ceremonies take place every Friday between September and November with the majority of events attracting 400-550 guests.
Judging for the awards is rigorous too and takes 18 months. Thousands of sites are judged using strict marking criteria ensuring a transparent and consistent process
We’re very proud to say that for four decades, PiJ has gained momentum and remains highly respected. Rewards go beyond receiving a trophy. Winning helps build careers and professional reputation.
The competition was also Covid-19 resilient and in 2020 we delivered the competition to its usual high standards, changing our approach from in person and broadcasting 12 virtual award ceremonies.
Redactive – Recruiter Awards 2021
The Recruiter Awards marked a milestone 20th anniversary in 2021, and never had a night been so hotly anticipated by the audience it serves. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the live event had been postponed from May that year. And although a virtual alternative had been proposed and surveyed, it is testament to the popularity of the Recruiter Awards that the results were overwhelmingly not in favour.
Over the past two decades the event has earned a reputation as the place to be seen in the world of recruitment. Bringing together a spirited audience into the closest they can get to being a real community without having to swear allegiance to a professional institute. An audience that was prepared to wait for happier times when large gatherings could meet face to face.
And 23 September 2021 didn’t disappoint.
In what was still a pandemic year, the 2021 Recruiter Awards were the most successful yet. A sell-out with a record number of table bookings. Existing sponsors were retained despite the delay and – most crucially – new sponsors came on board.
Taylist Media – kbbreview Retail and Design Awards 2021
The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards are our industry’s most sought-after accolades in the kitchen and bathroom sector, and celebrate the very best retailers, designers, and manufacturers.
27 Years Strong! We are proud to have run the kbbreview awards for such a vast number of years. We love the challenge of creating unique and quirky themes year on year and delivering the best night in our industry bar NONE.
For 2021 we held our carbon-neutral awards in Liverpool at the UK’s biggest cathedral wowing our 550 guests. Every “uneven” year we take kbbreview Awards on tours to new cities to keep our event fresh and exciting and this one was certainly a spectacular setting.
Joel Dommett hosted 2021’s event and Martin Kemp DJ’d our amazing afterparty. Previous hosts have included other big names such as: Al Murray, Tom Allen, Jason Manford, Steph McGovern.
In recent years we’ve captured our audience with Bollywood and Steampunk themes, for 2021 we incorporated uber trendy laser violinists (sponsor branded too)! We love to raise the bar and make our awards one to remember – no challenge is too big for us, we love what we do!
The Payments Association – The PAY360 Awards
The Payments Association represents over 160 of the leading payments organisations – from industry giants such as Lloyds Banking Group, Visa and Mastercard right through to several niche start-ups Our industry is built on collaboration as well as competition, both of which are recognised in our Awards. The Awards allow members and non-members alike to enter awards.
The Payments Association’s purpose is to empower the most influential community in payment through our comprehensive programme of activities, facilitating connections and build the bridges that join the ecosystem together and make it stronger.
The PAY360 Awards (previously the Emerging Payments Awards) celebrates innovation and collaboration by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today.
Now in its 15th year, The PAY360 Awards is the most prestigious event of the year for the UK payments industry Attended by over 850 of the most senior executives from across the payments value chain, it is an amazing networking opportunity.
The after-party is legendary! The black-tie reception, dinner, ceremony, and party will be held on the 5th of October 2022 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park.
Wilmington Events, EMEA – HSJ Awards 2021
For 41 years the HSJ Awards have been recognised as most esteemed accolade of UK healthcare service excellence. Whilst evolving and adapting to ensure continued relevance within the NHS and wider healthcare sector, the awards have adhered to their original values since inception.
Building on the success from the HSJ Awards 2020 (delivered virtually), the messaging remained focused on shining a light on the NHS efforts to deal with the pandemic and celebrating teams and individuals, sharing best practice and innovations, which seemed to resonate with the entrants as they received over 1,000 entries which was 20% above target.
The event was delivered in a covid-safe environment whilst still proving an incredible experience for all attendees. 11-months of work by the team culminated in over 1,600 guests on the night celebrating how amazing the NHS are, which was reflected in all the feedback.
The 2021 event is testament of how successful the HSJ Awards are. Our legacy of celebrating the NHS continues to guide this event into an influential and inspirational one.