Volvo picks Red Lolly for awards

Volvo Truck & Bus has appointed Red Lolly Event Experts to host a Christmas awards ceremony for up to 400 of its staff and partners in January. The Surrey-based event management agency, whose clients include Total UK and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has just been appointed to the business after pitching for it in August. The contract will see up to 400 guests of the Warwick-based dealership attend a Hollywood-style awards night at Hilton’s Warwick Hotel on January 27. The itinerary includes a champagne drinks reception, three-course dinner, casino and an ‘Oscar-style’ awards ceremony. The agency has also designed and managed an intranet site for the department, which allows guests to nominate staff across award categories that include employee and team of the year. Red Lolly Event Experts was invited to pitch by Volvo after a direct-mail marketing programme that it used to target corporate businesses. Managing director Sharon Hall said: “This is a very important win for us. We’re a young business that has only been running for three-years but we’ve secured blue-chip client wins over big competitor agencies. For the Volvo business, we were up against several other companies but won it because we put a lot of effort into the creativity and management without necessarily charging the same rates as our competitors.”

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Helicopters over Hawai'i - the best venues, hotels and activities

Helicopters over Hawai'i - the best venues, hotels and activities

A six-day account of aerial adventures across Kaua'i, O'ahu and Hawai'i in A Diary of a Delegate.

TRO appoints two experiential specialists

TRO appoints two experiential specialists

Agency welcomes Sulmaan Ahmad as head of strategy and Simon Patel as creative director.

'Push the boundaries - if someone says something can't be done, I'll find a solution'

'Push the boundaries - if someone says something can't be done, I'll find a solution'

A-List 2019: Matt Culverhouse, chief executive of TEN6 Creative.

In pictures: IMEX 2019

In pictures: IMEX 2019

The annual industry gathering took place from 21-23 May at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.

TEN6 Creative brings in new client services director

TEN6 Creative brings in new client services director

Oliver Morgan joins agency after 10 years with Gold Key Media and will be 'instrumental' to continued growth.

'To hear Michelle Obama say we'd done a great job and get a hug was incredible'

'To hear Michelle Obama say we'd done a great job and get a hug was incredible'

A-List 2019: Kylie Davies, account director & general manager, emc3.

Behind the glitz at award ceremonies

Behind the glitz at award ceremonies

UKSV's Neil Coombes takes us through the planning and setup process for the AA Hospitality Awards

First New York location for etc.venues

First New York location for etc.venues

Venue specialist also adds Chancery Lane location to its London portfolio, with both to open later this year.

Case study: Lenovo Connect

Case study: Lenovo Connect

The technology giant's two-day event for 450 guests took place in London, organised by Jack Morton Worldwide.

Two new recruits for Sleek Events

Two new recruits for Sleek Events

Agency also plans fundraising sports day this summer for its new charity partner Meeting Needs.

LATEST JOBS