2017 Winners & Finalists

Best Association Conference – up to 450 delegates

Winner: Association of Accounting Technicians – AAT Annual Conference 2016

  • Association for Financial Markets in Europe – European Market Liquidity Conference
  • Association for Project Management – APM National Conference for Women in Project Management 2016
  • GS1 UK – Healthcare Conference 2016
  • Royal Town Planning Institute – Young Planners’ Conference 2016
  • Wine & Spirit Trade Association – Annual Conference 2016

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Best Association Conference –  450 to 1500 delegates

Winner: College of Occupational Therapists – College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference

Mark of Excellence: Scottish Bakers – Scottish Bakers Annual Conference & Awards 2016

  • Association for Project Management – APM Project Management Conference 2016
  • Association of Residential Managing Agents – 21st ARMA Annual Conference
  • The Bar Council – 31st Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy – CIPFA Annual Conference and Exhibition

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Best Large Association Event – over 1500 attendees

Winner: EuroScience Open Forum – ESOF 2016, The 2016 EuroScience Open Forum

Mark of Excellence: Manufacturing Technologies Association – MACH 2016

  • British Toy & Hobby Association – Toy Fair
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016
  • Diabetes UK – Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2016
  • Horticultural Trades Association – HTA National Plant Show
  • National Caravan Council – The Motorhome & Caravan Show

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Best Training Initiative

Winner: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA-X

  • British Institute of Facilities Management – BIFM Direct
  • Institute of Directors – Director Professional Development
  • Residential Landlords Association – Rent Smart Wales
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing – CIM Academy Qualifications
  • The Law Society of Scotland – Street law
  • United Kingdom Warehousing Association – Launch of  industry Training & Education Programme

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Best Association Website

Winner: Recruitment & Employment Confederation – REC / IRP

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Best Membership Communication

Winner: Community Pharmacy Scotland – Membership Growth and Engagement

  • Charity Retail Association – Membership recruitment, retention, and engagement
  • Chartered Management Institute  – CMI Membership Engagement
  • International Underwriting Association – London Company Market Statistics Report
  • The Association of Accounting Technicians – AAT member engagement

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Best Association Magazine or Newsletter – Less than 12,000 circulation

Winner: The Chartered Institute of Public Relations – Influence

  • Building Engineering Services Association – Your BESA
  • British Frozen Food Federation – The Bulletin
  • Builders Merchant Federation – One Voice
  • Horticultural Trades Association – HTA News
  • MMA Music Teaching Professionals – Ensemble Magazine

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Best Association Magazine or Newsletter – 12,000 to 18,500 circulation

Winner: The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy – Public Finance

Mark of Excellence: Law Society of Scotland – Lawscot News

  • British Institute of Facilities Management – FM World
  • Institute of the Motor Industry – IMI Magazine
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland – The CA

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Best Association Magazine or Newsletter – Over 18,500 circulation

Winner: Association for Project Management  – Project

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – Accounting and Business
  • Association of MBAs – AMBITION
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – The Actuary
  • The Royal Town Planning Institute – The Planner

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Best Advancement of a Cause

Winner: British Medical Association – Clarity on NHS seven-day services

Mark of Excellence: British Retail Consortium – Retail 2020

  • Public Relations and Communications Association – Gender Pay Gap
  • The Law Society of Scotland – Defend Legal Aid
  • The Recruitment and Employment Confederation – The Good Recruitment Campaign

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Best Use of Social Media

Winner: Union for International Cancer Control – 2016 World Cancer Congress

Mark of Excellence: The Institution of Engineering and Technology – 9 Percent Is Not Enough

  • Conference Partners Ltd. – Connect 16 – The inaugural showcase for the business tourism industry in Ireland
  • European Crop Protection Association – With or without pesticides?
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation – IRP Awards – Shortlisted selfie campaign
  • The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – Can the Spam! campaign

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Best PR Campaign

Winner: Royal Town Planning Institute – England’s Great Places PR Campaign

  • British Medical Association – #showusthe7dayplan
  • Institute of the Motor Industry – Regulation of Electric Vehicle Technicians
  • The Bar Council – Defending the judiciary
  • UK Chamber of Shipping – Preparing for Brexit

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Best Association Awards Event

Winner: GSMA – The Global Mobile Awards 2016

Mark of Excellence: Meet in Ireland Conference Ambassador Programme – Conference Ambassador Recognition Awards 2016

  • Great Place to Work Institute – UK’s Best Workplaces Awards 2016
  • Incisive Media – CICM British Credit Awards 2016
  • Scottish Bakers – Scottish Baker of the Year Awards and Annual Conference
  • The Association for Project Safety – APS National Awards 2016
  • The Professional Mediators’ Association – The National Mediation Awards 2016
  • The Racecourse Association – RCA Showcase & Awards

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Best Association Supplier

Winner: Ellwood Atfield

  • APT Marketing
  • Conference Partners Ltd.
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • Qdos Partnerships
  • Think

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Association Leadership Award

Winner: Law Society of Scotland – Lorna Jack

Mark of Excellence: Chartered Management Institute – Ann Francke

  • International Association of Facilitators – IAF Board of Directors
  • National Housing Federation – David Orr
  • The Bar Council – Bar Council Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group

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Overall Best Association Award

Winner: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • Association for Project Management
  • British Retail Consortium
  • International Association of Facilitators
  • International Association of Young Lawyers
  • The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication
  • The International Precious Metals Institute

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