Ignite, Circle Agency and TRO among agencies recognised at Eventia Awards

TRO scooped the top agency prize at this year's Eventia Awards, while the best conference award was handed to Circle Agency for its Electronic Arts event.

X Factor's Paije Rochardson performed at the Eventia Awards
X Factor's Paije Rochardson performed at the Eventia Awards

Event industry figurehead Graham Frazer was handed the lifetime achievement award for his work in the sector spanning more than 35 years.

Ford, Toyota and Jaguar are among major brands Frazer has worked with during his career in the C&I industry, which has included co-founding Travel Awards Ltd and working within Grass Roots and Imagination.

More than 900 people at the Eventia Awards on Friday (26 November) gave Frazer a standing ovation as he picked up his award.

View pictures from the Eventia Awards 2010.

Meanwhile, Eventia’s Platinum Award went to Ignite, after it picked up gold awards in the experiential campaign catergory and event communication category.

TRO was handed the best agency award during the Eventia Awards, in association with C&IT and Event, at the Hilton Park Lane.

Barclays UK Retail Banking’s new head of events Nicola Handley was among those in her team to collect the gold award in the in-house event team category.

The X Factor's Paije Richardson provided entertainment for guests at the awards ceremony, which was presented by the BBC's Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull.

The full list of awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Graham Frazer

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

  • Izania Downie
Platinum Award
  • Ignite
Agency Award
  • Gold – TRO
  • Siver – DRP Group
  • Bronze – Smyle
In-house Event Team Award
  • Gold – Barclays UK Retail Bankin
  • Silver – Prudential
Best Conference (UK/International)
  • Gold – Circle Agency for Beatlemania event for Electronic Arts
  • Silver – Smyle for Entrepeneurs Bootcamp for Bookingline
  • Bronze – Instinctif for Thomson Reuters
  • Bronze – TRO for COI/BIS
Best Incentive/Motivation Event (UK)
  • Gold – Opus, Ultimate Party for TNT
  • Silver – Zibrant, Academy 2009 for Astra Zeneca
  • Bronze – AYMTM, Ballroom Blitz for O2/Nokia
Best Incentive/Motivation Event (International)
  • Gold – P&MM, Ice & Easy for British Gas Business
  • Silver – Adding Value, Vodafone’s Premier Club 2009
  • Bronze – AYMTM, Your Country SIM for O2
Best Product Launch
  • Gold – Chillisauce for Hyundai ix35 press launch
  • Silver – Instinctif for Reuters Insider
  • Bronze – TFI Group for Philips
  • Bronze – Line Up for Indesit Company

Best Event in a Public Space

  • Gold – RPM, Sky Ride for Sky
  • Silver – RPM, Wines of Rioja Fantastica for Phipps PR
  • Bronze – Event Cornwall, Film on the Fal
Best Celebratory Event

 

  • Gold – K-Events, Donbass Arena opening
  • Silver – ESC Events for Sun Military Awards
  • Bronze – Adding Value for BT’s SHINE Wholesale dinner

Best Experiential Event (as part of a campaign)

  • Gold – Ignite for Vodafone’s All Your Mates in One Place
  • Silver – Circle Agency for Electronic Arts 
  • Bronze – RPM for Diageo
  • Bronze – Grass Roots for Engineering UK

Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative

  • Gold – DRP Group
  • Silver – World Events
  • Bronze – Grass Roots Group
Best Team-Building Event
  • Gold – RNLI Lifeboat College’s Sea Survival Experience
  • Silver – Chillisauce for United Biscuits
  • Bronze – Bluehat UK for HSBC
Most Creative Use of Technology
  • Gold – Spinning Clock for JRA Research
  • Silver – TRO’s Vauxhall Astra launch for General Motors
  • Bronze – TRO’s Learning Revolution for COI/BIS

Best Integrated Event Communication Campaign

  • Gold – Ignite for Vodafone’s All Your Mates in One Place
  • Silver – Ignite for Vodafone’s Taxi Grand Prix
  • Bronze – Communique for Panasonic Computer Products Europe

Most Effective ROI

  • Gold – Communique for Panasonic Computer Products Europe
  • Silver – Line Up for Elevation for Indesit Company
  • Bronze – ID Experiential for Lipton Ice Tea
Event Hotel/Venue (more than 751)
  • Gold – The Hurlingham Club
  • Silver – Sofitel London Heathrow
  • Bronze – Excel London

Best Event Hotel/Venue (251-750)

  • Gold - Great North Museum Hancock
  • Silver - Science Museum
  • Bronze - Royal Courts of Justice

Best Event Hotel/Venue (up to 250)

  • Gold - Tower Bridge Walkways
  • Silver - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh The Gateway
Best Hospitality Event
  • Gold – Sodexo Prestige, Open Championship 2010 for The R&A
  • Silver – Stoke Park for O2 Golf Live
  • Bronze – Sportsworld for Wimbledon Hospitality
Venue Event Team
  • Gold – BT Convention Centre
  • Silver – Searcys at the Hurlingham Club
  • Bronze – Sofitel London Heathrow

Planning and Logistics Supplier

  • Gold - ES Group
  • Silver - Gallowglass
  • Bronze - Mobile Promotions
Technical Supplier
  • Winner - XL Events

Most Cost-Effective Use of a Budget

  • Gold - RBS Healthcare Conference
  • Silver - AYMTM for O2/Nokia's Ballroom Blitz
  • Bronze - Adding Value for Peugeot's Gold Recognition 2009

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