Case study: ENGIE's awards event

Energy and services provider ENGIE held an awards evening for high-performing staff, facilitated by Venues and Events International.

ENGIE Excellence Awards
ENGIE Excellence Awards

of

The event

ENGIE is one of the UK’s largest employers, with a total of 20,000 staff. To recognise employee achievements and make them feel special, ENGIE’s central engagement project manager, Alex Bruckshaw, called on Venues and Events International to stage an awards evening. The event was held on 19 January for 180 guests, so that the company could present trophies to around 80 achievers from its internal reward and recognition programmes during the past year. It was a chance for front-line staff to enjoy an evening of entertainment and recognition and an opportunity for board members to show employees their appreciation.

Solution

ENGIE front-line staff from the energy and services areas of the business arrived at Manchester Town Hall for a drinks reception, which included entertainment from two magicians. Guests were called into dinner in the Great Hall, which was decorated with candelabras and a moving ENGIE logo projected onto the walls.

Two speeches and two awards occurred before the starter course. A further two speeches and two more awards took place before the main course. The Innovation Award was handed out after dessert, while the final three awards, including Team of the Year, were presented after coffee had been served.

ENGIE’s UK chief executive, Wilfred Petrie delivered a closing speech before guests were invited to head next door where the jazz band, Snazzy Swing kept the party going until the bar closed at midnight.

Verdict

Speaking about the event, Bruckshaw, said: "I’m always confident that Venues and Events International will deliver an exceptional event in a venue that matches my brief and this was no different. Manchester Town Hall is a beautiful location and fitting for such a prestigious evening. The whole event ran seamlessly thanks to the onsite team. It was fantastic that the whole of the UK ENGIE Board were in attendance and could see what a fantastic events agency we have. Both staff and board members had a great night and the feedback has been superb."

More:

Five agencies to watch in 2016: Venues and Events International

Venues and Events International reveals 13 new clients

• For more breaking news and in-depth features, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Why satellite events get noticed and save 'serious' money

Why satellite events get noticed and save 'serious' money

The popularity of small-scale live events will only grow in the coming years says an agency director at OrangeDoor.

Most events 'not insured' against coronavirus

Most events 'not insured' against coronavirus

What event planners need to know about insurance cover if their event is cancelled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak.

Sledge aquires SWM Partners

Sledge aquires SWM Partners

Pharmaceutical specialist with a turnover of £10m has been bought out by the live events agency.

Is demand for thrill-seeking incentives on the rise?

Is demand for thrill-seeking incentives on the rise?

We asked event planners whether demand for adventurous incentives has increased, in the State of the Industry report.

AIME increases numbers despite coronavirus

AIME increases numbers despite coronavirus

The conference saw a rise in registrations amid reduced levels of international travel.

Top incentive trends for 2020

Top incentive trends for 2020

We asked event planners what trends they have noticed in incentive travel for this year as part of the State of the Industry report.

Air New Zealand unveils lie-flat beds for economy passengers

Air New Zealand unveils lie-flat beds for economy passengers

The airline says the new design is a “game-changer” for economy-class customers on long-haul flights.

Hong Kong offers free venue hire amid coronavirus fears

Hong Kong offers free venue hire amid coronavirus fears

A government subsidy aims to reinvigorate the conferences and events industry after event cancellations.

Can video save events amid Coronavirus cancellations?

Can video save events amid Coronavirus cancellations?

Event industry must stop thinking 'if you’re not physically in the room, you’re a no-show’ says video platform CCO.

Top doctor reveals 12 ways to make events more accessible

Top doctor reveals 12 ways to make events more accessible

Doctor Helen Grote describes how to make events more inclusive for disabled delegates.

LATEST JOBS