To create and deliver an awards ceremony for a pre-publicised event in just under four weeks. With ambitious concepts, but without industry knowledge or enough time, the client recruited the LLPR events team to execute the production, logistics, catering, programming and script writing for the guest speakers and event host. LLPR were also appointed to secure press coverage for the event.
Over 300 regional business people made up the guest list with representatives from all aspects of the property sector, including architects, surveyors, estate agents and construction companies, all coming together to celebrate excellence in Dorset.
Summary of the event
This black tie awards ceremony was hosted at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Guests were greeted with a champagne reception, sponsored by PH Warr, and had an opportunity to network before sitting down for a three-course supper.
TV’s property expert, Phil Spencer, hosted the evening and provided an insight into his own admiration for Dorset. The awards were presented with a series of visual cues to give the audience a full understanding of the properties that had been shortlisted for an award. Media attendance also secured the event press coverage in the local and trade press.
A hugely successful event, hosted by TV’s property expert Phil Spencer. The space was filled to capacity, with streamline production and programming, and positive brand awareness for the headline sponsor and client.
Money was also raised for the Wessex Cancer Trust who offered guests the chance to bid on one of four life-changing opportunities to fly with ‘Blades’, the prestigious aerobatic display team.
The successful 2010 winners are:
Best Conversion or Extension
Winner = Morgan Carey – The Goods Shed, Wareham
Highly Commended = Western Design – Pump House, Spetisbury
Best New Commercial or Mixed Use Development
Winner = Graemar Group/Tesco – Westbourne Methodist Church
Highly Commended = Christchurch Harbour Hotel Ltd/Broadway Malyan – Christchurch Harbour Hotels
Best New Community Project
Winner = Borough of Poole /Ingenium Archial Ltd – Hamworthy Community Library
Highly Commended = Philip Proctor & Associates – The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Best Eco or Environmental Project
Winner = Dorset County Council/Surestart – Children’s Centre, Swanage
Highly Commended = Portus Homes/ Western Design – Partridge Walk, Poole
Best Rural Development
Winner = Waitrose/John Lewis /Morgan Carey – The Cricket Pavilion, Wimborne
Highly Commended = Wilton Homes/ Williams Lester – Chantry Farm, Gillingham
Best New Residential House (single)
Winner = Anders Roberts & Associates – 21 Buccleugh Road, Poole
Highly Commended = Terence O’Rourke – 29a Western Avenue, Poole
Best New Residential Development (multi unit)
Winner = Quantum Group – Aspire, Alton Road, Poole
Highly Commended = Barratt/HGP Architects – Honeycombe Chine, Bournemouth
Best Architectural Practice
Winner = Morgan Carey
Highly Commended = Anders Roberts & Associates
Highly Commended = David James Architects
Best Estate or Letting Agent
Winner = Slades Estate Agents, Bransgore
Highly Commended = Dave Wells Properties, Bournemouth
Highly Commended = Edwards, Ferndown
Highly Commended = You Home, Bournemouth
Best Overall Winner
Winner = Quantum Group – Aspire, Parkstone, Poole
For more information about the awards, go to www.propertyawards.org