The winners in the Association Excellence Awards 2016 have been announced  –  view the winners & finalists here.

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Highlights from this year’s awards


The winners were announced at a memorable celebration attended by 430 association professionals on 26th February 2016. At the lunchtime ceremony hosted by Justin Webb, 16 awards were presented to professional and trade associations who have shown true innovation and dedication in serving their members. The winners were:

  • Best Development of an Existing Association Event – under 300 delegates Incorporated Society of Musicians – Make Music Work

  • Best Development of an Existing Association Event – over 300 attendees
    Association for Project Management (APM) – APM Project Management Conference 2015 – Myth Busting

  • Best Association Event Managed by an Agency
    International Spinal Cord Society – The 4th ISCoS-ASIA 2015 Joint Scientific Meeting – Zibrant

  • Best Training Initiative
    The Building Societies Association (BSA) – Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders

  • Best Association Newsletter
    Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) – AMRC Member Briefing

  • Best Association Website
    Community Pharmacy Scotland –

  • Best Membership Engagement
    Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Membership journey: students to qualified pharmacist

  • Best Advancement of a Cause
    Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – Youth employment

  • Best Use of Social Media
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology – IET On Campus

  • Best PR Campaign
    Institute of the Motor Industry – IMI Professional Register campaign

  • Best Association Awards Event
    British Institute of Facilities Management – BIFM Facilities Management Awards

  • Best Association Supplier
    Conference Partners Ltd.

  • Overall Best UK Association Award
    The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

  • Overall Best International Association
    The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)

  • Best Networking Event
    British Hospitality Association – Hospitality and Tourism Lobby Day

  • Association Leadership Award
    Charity Finance Group – Caron Bradshaw

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