Eventia Awards 2013: DRP Group wins Platinum Award

C&IT brings you the full list of award winners from The Eventia Awards 2013, which took place at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on Friday (22 November).

Eventia Awards 2013: Results and pictures
Eventia Awards 2013: Results and pictures
  • Eventia Awards 2013

    Eventia Awards 2013

  • Eventia chairman Dale Parmenter kicks off the evening

    Eventia chairman Dale Parmenter kicks off the evening

  • Tracy Halliwell wins Outstanding Achievement award

    Tracy Halliwell wins Outstanding Achievement award

  • Comedian and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong presented the awards

    Comedian and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong presented the awards

  • Award winners: Sledge

    Award winners: Sledge

  • Ex-X-Factor hopeful Shelley Smith

    Ex-X-Factor hopeful Shelley Smith

  • Former X-Factor contestants Kingland Road

    Former X-Factor contestants Kingland Road

  • Jessica and Alan Newton

    Jessica and Alan Newton

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More than 600 guests from the UK events industry attended the annual awards ceremony, which was presented by actor, comedian and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong.

Entertainment was provided by former X-Factor contestants Melanie Masson, Shelley Smith and Kingsland Road.

During the evening, 22 awards were presented from five categories.

DRP Group won the coveted Platinum award for a consistently outstanding performance across all of its entries, while the Agency of the Year award went to Smyle, capping off its tenth anniversary year, which also saw it clean up at the C&IT Awards

The judges awarded DRP Group Gold for its the ENRC 150 Group Conference in the Best Team Building Event category and its work with Chiltern Railways for Low Cost Event Solution of the year, as well as a Silver for the same campaign in the Best Corporate Responsibility category.

Eventia chairman Dale Parmenter said: "Now I understand why no-one would let me see the show running order. However the night is not just about DRP's success. It’s about Eventia showcasing some really fantastic examples of the creativity and customer service that our industry delivers – from a wide range of agencies and suppliers, to innovative technology and venues delivering great customer experiences. 

"The evidence of the effectiveness of many of the award winners tonight continues to support that case that events in all their guises really do deliver great results and tangible business benefits for our clients."

Full list of winners:

Platinum award: DRP Group

Agency of the year
Gold:
Smyle
Silver:
TRO
Bronze:
Concerto Live

Outstanding achievement: Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism at London & Partners

Rising star award: Richard Treslove, business development manager at Center Parcs

Event organiser of the year
Gold: Laura Brown, Universal World Events
Silver: Andy Glynn, Natural History Museum

Best team-building event
Gold: DRP Group for ENRC
Silver: Bluehat Group for Qinetiq
Bronze: P&MM for Three 

Best product launch
Gold: Imagination for Land Rover
Silver: Smyle for Blackberry
Bronze: Imagination for Ford of Europe

Best UK conference
Gold: Juice Live Communications and All About the Idea for Talk Talk
Silver: Smyle for Citroen and Peugeot
Bronze: Twentyfirst for EY

Best international conference
Gold: Corporate Awards for NetApp
Silver: Marketing Options International for Oracle Corporation
Bronze: Universal World Events for Allergan

Best incentive/motivation event
Gold: AYMTM for International Motors
Silver: Imagination for Ford
Bronze: Imagination for Shell Retail

Best brand experience
Gold: Twentyfirst for Microsoft
Silver: TRO for Lucozade
Bronze: TRO for Guinness 

ROI Commendation: Smyle for Citroen and Peugeot 

Best event in a public space
Gold: Sledge for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Silver: Wasserman Experience for EDF Energy
Bronze: The Natural History Museum Visitor Events team for The Mars Institute

Best celebratory event
Gold: Fresh Approach for World Skills
Silver: Big Cat Group for Help Harry Help Others Charity
Bronze: The Natural History Museum Visitor Events team for Mars Institute

Best hospitality experience
Gold: Keith Prowse
Silver: Chelsea FC
Bronze: Jack Morton Worldwide and Jet Set Sports for Dow

Low cost event solution of the year
Gold: DRP Group for Chiltern Railways
Silver: FAB for Bradford on Avon Tourism Association
Bronze: Adding Value for Peugeot 

Technical supplier of the year
Gold: DB Systems
Silver: XL Video

Creative use of technology
Gold: Blondefish
Silver: Knit

Best corporate responsibility
Gold: Manchester Central
Silver: DRP Group
Bronze: AYMTM

Event services of the year
Gold: Loos R Us
Silver: The Gallowglass Group
Bronze: Mash Staffing

Venue awards:

Venue of the year (over 500 capacity)
Gold: Manchester Central
Silver: The ICC Birmingham
Bronze: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Venue of the Year (up to 500 capacity)
Gold: The Roof Gardens
Silver: Etc Venues St Pauls
Bronze: Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Venue event team of the year
Gold: The Natural History Museum
Silver: Hedsor House
Bronze: The ICC Birmingham

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