Finalists

Best Development of an Existing Association Event – under 300 delegates

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  • Hire Association Europe & Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) – Hire Convention
  • Incorporated Society of Musicians – Make Music Work
  • Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) – LARIA Annual Conference
  • Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) – PRCA National Conference 2015
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – Talent, Recruitment & Employment Conference 2015
  • Research Quality Association (RQA) – 2015 Annual Conference
  • The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) – CIPP’s 31st Annual Payroll and Pensions Conference and Exhibition
  • The Law Society of Scotland – Law in Scotland: Leading Legal Excellence

Best Development of an Existing Association Event – over 300 attendees

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  • Association of Event Organisers (AEO) – Exhibitor Masterclass
  • Association for Project Management (APM) – APM Project Management Conference 2015 – Myth Busting
  • Association of British Insurers – ABI Motor Conference
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) – Middle East Annual Conference
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy UK 2015
  • Energy Networks Association – Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference
  • National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) – Commercial Finance Expo
  • Royal College of Nursing – RCN Congress 2015

Best Association Event Managed by an Agency

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  • British Association of Critical Care Nurses – BACCN International Conference 2015 – Echo Events & Association Management
  • International Spinal Cord Society – The 4th ISCoS- Asia 2015 Joint Scientific Meeting – Zibrant
  • Lifting Equipment Engineers Association – LiftEx – L2 Events
  • National Association of Teaching of English – NATE 52nd Annual Conference – Brave New World? – Mosaic Events
  • Royal College of Midwives – RCM Annual Conference – Redactive
  • The National Press Awards – Magstar

Best Training Initiative

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  • Charity Finance Group – Inspiring Financial Leadership Programme
  • Driving Instructors Association (DIA (Int) Ltd) – DIA’s CPD Programme
  • International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers – IABM Training Academy
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) & Filtered – Excel Community
  • The Building Societies Association (BSA) – Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Best Association Newsletter

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  • Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) – AMRC Member Briefing
  • British Infection Association (BIA) – BIA Biannual Newsletter
  • British Sociological Association – Network
  • National Governors’ Association – Weekly Newsletter
  • Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA) – OPA Newsletter
  • Chartered Institute of Housing – Housing Ireland
  • Research Quality Association – Quasar
  • The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) – NACFB e-newsletter

Best Association Website

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  • Association of Accounting Technicians – www.aat.org.uk
  • Association of Optometrists – www.aop.org.uk
  • British Dietetic Association – www.bda.uk.com
  • Community Pharmacy Scotland – www.cps.scot
  • Management Consultancies Association (MCA) – www.mca.org.uk
  • Manufacturing Technologies Association – www.mta.org.uk
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – www.rec.uk.com
  • Research Quality Association (RQA) – www.therqa.com

Best Membership Engagement

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  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) – 2015 FHT Member Engagement
  • GS1 UK – Between the lines
  • Management Consultancies Association (MCA) – MCA Year of Digital
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Membership journey: students to qualified pharmacist
  • The Law Society of Scotland – Smartcard

Best Advancement of a Cause

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  • Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) Ltd – Self Regulation (ARMA Q)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – Youth employment
  • Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) – Diversity
  • Royal Town Planning Institute – Tackling the shortage of planners in the UK
  • Society of Editors – Campaigning to safeguard and extend media freedom and the public’s right to know
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance – The Mental Health Charter for sport and recreation
  • The British Medical Association – Junior doctor contracts
  • The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) – credit unions

Best Use of Social Media

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  • Association for Project Management – What is project management?
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – ‘Older People’s Day’
  • College of Occupational Therapists – Annual Conference 2015
  • European Society for Regional Anaesthesia – ESRA Congress 2015
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers – Global Bookkeeping Week
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – #Certfie Campaign
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology – IET On Campus
  • The Law Society of Scotland – #XmasLegalTips

Best PR Campaign

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  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) – Night of Heritage Light
  • Institute of the Motor Industry – IMI Professional Register campaign
  • Marketing Agencies Association – Campaign for Better Business
  • Royal College of Nursing – Nursing as a Shortage Occupation
  • The Law Society of Scotland – Online PC renewal

Best Association Awards Event

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  • Association of Event Organisers (AEO) – AEO Excellence Awards
  • Association for Project Management (APM) – APM Project Management Awards 2015
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – Training Provider Awards
  • British Institute of Facilities Management – BIFM Facilities Management Awards
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations – CIPR Excellence Awards
  • Management Consultancies Association (MCA) – MCA Awards 2015
  • Market Research Society (MRS) – The Oppies
  • STEP – STEP Private Client Awards

Best Association Supplier

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  • apt marketing & pr Ltd.
  • Conference Partners Ltd.
  • Edinburgh International Conference Cente (EICC)
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • McCullough Moore Ltd.

Overall Best UK Association Award

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  • Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Association of Optometrists
  • Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA)
  • British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
  • Marketing Agencies Association
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation
  • The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)
  • Wine and Spirit Trade Association

Overall Best International Association

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  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
  • IABM
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)

Best Networking Event

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  • Association of Medical Research Charities – Bringing together health and medical research charities
    and the National Institute of Health Research
  • British Hospitality Association – Hospitality and Tourism Lobby Day
  • Publishing Scotland – The International Fellowship 2015
  • Royal Town Planning Institute – Young Planner’s Conference
  • Society of Editors – Annual Conference

Association Leadership Award

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  • Airport Operators Association – Darren Caplan
  • Charity Finance Group – Caron Bradshaw
  • Marketing Agencies Association – Scott Knox
  • Public Relations Consultants Association – Matt Neale and Francis Ingham
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance – The SRA Team