Eventia Awards recognise skill and talent of events industry

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A star-studded Eventia Awards last Friday evening saw X-Factor performances by Ella Henderson and District3, during an evening which celebrated the best of the best industry talent.

Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) received the Outstanding Achievement accolade, whilst event industry contributions to the Olympics were also recognised with, amongst others, a double Gold for Crown and its London 2012 Games Maker Orientation Events. Crown won its two Gold trophies for Best Conference UK and Best Incentive Motivational UK.

The 2012 Events Agency of the Year award went to drpgroup whilst RPM won the coveted Platinum award for consistently high scores across all of its entries.

The judges awarded RPM Gold for its work on the Talisker Sail-in Cinema initiative in two categories (Best Event in a Public Space and Best Brand Experience), as well as a Silver for its agricultural shows campaign on behalf of M&S and Silver for its Smirnoff Presents Sensations initiative.

RPM’s staffing division, RPM Promotional People, also won Gold in the Event Services Supplier of the Year category for its work on behalf of Coco-Cola to cast and staff 320 brand ambassadors to work in and around the Olympic Park during the Games.

Agency of the Year, drpgroup also won Gold in the category for Best Team-building Event and Silver for Best Corporate Social Responsibility on behalf of its work for Chiltern Railways. It also won Silver for Best Conference UK on behalf of Sainsbury’s.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Agency of the year: drpgroup
Best public event: RPM
Best celebratory event: Evolve Events & Venues, with Chappell Productions
Best hospitality experience: AYMTM and Performance PR
Best team-building event: drpgroup
Best product launch (International): Ignite
Best product launch (UK): Jack Morton Worldwide
Best conference (International): Corporate Rewards
Best conference (UK): Crown
Best incentive/motivation (UK): Crown
Best incentive/motivation (International): Corporate Innovations
Best brand experience (as part of an experiential campaign): RPM
Event hotel of the year: Hotel Hermitage (Monte Carlo SBN Hotels)
Event venue of the year (non residential over 500 capacity): Chelsea Football Club
Event venue of the year (non residential up to 500 capacity): Hedsor House
Technical supplier of the year: XL Events
Creative use of digital technology: Opus Create
Creative use of production technology: Obscura Digital
Event services supplier of the year: RPM
Venue event team of the year: Natural History Museum
In house event team of the year: Barclays Retail & Business Banking Events
Best Corporate Responsibility: Sodexo Prestige
ROI Commendation: Ignite
Platinum Winner: RPM (pictured)