The Sun reappoints ESC Events for fifth military awards

ESC Events has been appointed by The Sun newspaper to oversee all event creation, production and management of the Sun Military Awards 2012.

ESC Events will deliver The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum for the fifth year
ESC Events will deliver The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum for the fifth year

The annual awards, taking place on 6 December at the Imperial War Museum, honour and recognise UK military personnel who in the past year have served their country with the highest distinction.

There are 10 awards in total and each one is open to all serving members of the UK Armed Forces, with the exception of the 'Support to the Armed Forces' award, which is specifically for civilians.

ESC Events will create, produce and direct the awards, which will be attended by members of the Royal Family and celebrities.

The agency has 39 hours to produce, build and take down the event, as the Imperial War Museum can only be closed to the public for a single day.

ESC will construct a 20m-by-30m transparent marquee around the museum’s 54-foot-long, 100-tonne guns and permanent artillery displays as a centrepiece to the event’s two drinks receptions.

One reception will be attended by award nominees and their partners along with members of the Royal Family, the other by guests including senior Ministry of Defence personnel.

Guests will then sit for a formal dinner in the museum’s atrium, throughout which the awards will be presented.

ESC Events managing director John Wickens said: "We are honoured to once again be supporting The Millies, now in its fifth year. It’s an absolute privilege to organise an awards ceremony that pays tribute to the gallantry and bravery shown by our armed forces.

"The IWM is the home of international military history in the UK, making it the perfect venue for such a celebration. The challenge for us will once again be to ensure we make the most of the space we have available and create an event that is bigger and better than last year – and all within a very short build and strike period."

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