C&IT Awards: Best Use of a Small Event Budget

Cascade Productions won Best Use of a Small Event Budget at the C&IT Awards for the National Trust Convestival 2013 at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

C&IT Awards: Best Use of a Small Event Budget went to Cascade Productions for its National Trust event
C&IT Awards: Best Use of a Small Event Budget went to Cascade Productions for its National Trust event

National Trust Convestival 2013

Agency Cascade Productions

Venue Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Cascade Productions was given the task of designing and producing an event for 137 National Trust volunteer managers from across the UK on a limited budget. To help keep costs down the part-conference, partfestival event was held at Calke Abbey, a National Trust venue in Derbyshire, meaning the money could be spent on other things.

The venue's 354m2 riding school was transformed into a conference environment - a huge step for the National Trust, which had never done anything like it before. Cascade was able to secure reduced rates from hotels and suppliers and waived its own management fees, providing the associated website, printwork and video recording all free of charge.

The two-day event delivered crucial messages on how to approach volunteer management through a variety of creative workshops and plenary sessions. Delegates were surveyed before and after the event, and the results demonstrated that understanding after the conference had improved by 28%, showing clear ROI.

Commended
Chiltern Railways Senior Team Development Programme
Agency drp
Venue Various UK venues

Finalists
Adidas Snowboarding Launch Event by WRG
Ustwo: Croatia Festival by The Black Tomato Agency

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