The NHS – Awards Ceremony

The NHS – Awards Ceremony

Client:

NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals Trust

Background:

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust is one of the largest National Health Service teaching Trusts in England and comprises Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, City Hospital, Birmingham and Rowley Regis Hospital. We have a long-standing relationship with SWBH having managed their internal conferences and award ceremonies for the last five years.

The brief:

Each year SWBH brings together 300 of its colleagues to celebrate the year at their Star Awards. The challenge is to deliver an exciting evening that includes around 30 awards and entertainment at their black-tie event – on a budget that is appropriate to their business and the environment in which they operate.

The solution:

Working alongside Villa Park’s events team, we ensure a smooth get in on the morning of the event with our set construction team and audio-visual crew. Prior to the event we will have created an exciting awards presentation that is based on a complex show schedule – 30 awards, a professional compere, multiple video clips, a vast amount of walk up music and a tailored set of awards announcements. The huge amount of pre-production ensures that on the event day itself, we are ready for a complete rehearsal mid afternoon with the compere and the client – ensuring that the client, compere and crew are all 100% ready for the event that evening. We also worked closely with the entertainment company – a 20-piece band with three pages of audio requirements!Working to a strict budget our crew derig from the venue by 2am the following morning – avoiding any excess venue hire fees.

The results:

“Huge thanks to you and your team for a FANTASTIC series of events this week, topped off (!) nicely, with today’s extravaganza. It was certainly a challenging environment for you all but you delivered it, as always, seamlessly with your usual professional, unflappable style. The space looked fantastic and I have had amazing feedback from everyone who attended. The caterers were also brilliant and looked after our guests really well.”

– Ruth Wilkins (NHS)

 

“A BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for the hard work put in to make yesterday’s event a success, it when really smoothly and the execs and delegates feedback that it was excellent.”

– Yulander Charles (NHS)

Event:

The NHS – Awards Ceremony

Venue:

Aston Villa Football Club

Timescales:

Annual event – six months from start to delivery

Audience:

300 colleagues