Revolution gets local government remit

Kent-based event-management group Revolution Events has been appointed by the Improvement and Development Agency (Idea) to create and manage a conference for 600 delegates that rewards the best performance in local government. The Beacon Awards and dinner is expected to attract an audience of more than 600, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is scheduled to present the prizes. The Oscar-style event will take place at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls on 20 March and will reward local authorities across ten categories, including emergency planning, electoral services and delivering cleaner air. Revolution Events tendered for the business after working with Idea on a previous event. Part of its service offering will include generating sponsorship for the event, which was previously funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Beacon Advisory Panel chair Marianne Hood said: "Over the past eight years, the Beacon Scheme has been going from strength to strength and we needed a solid partner for the production of the event. Revolution Events’ extensive experience within local government and ability to generate event revenues were the factors that made us choose it over the other companies that tendered a bid."

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