Event and visual communication association EVCOM celebrated the winners of this year’s EVCOM Live Awards at pop-up venue Supernova London last Friday evening (18 November) at an event hosted by comedian Simon Evans.
The Agency of the Year award went to creative agency Smyle Group for demonstrating impressive growth in strategy, brand, employee and industry engagement; while Coralie Desoutter from the Stroke Association was crowned Peter Franks Rising Star.
One of the night’s biggest winners was J. Walter Thompson London, winning three gold awards and three bronze awards thus earning the group the coveted Platinum award for the second year running.
Other multi-award winners included Edcoms taking two gold, two silver and one bronze, Brandfuel winning two gold, one silver and one bronze, and TRO, who went home with one gold, two silvers, one bronze and four highly commended awards.
Steve Garvey, EVCOM CEO, commented: “Live events agencies, their clients, suppliers and the media gathered to celebrate at the EVCOM Live Awards 2016, and they certainly celebrated with limitless enthusiasm. Never before have so many senior events people got down on one knee to break a world record and raise money for Meeting Needs and never before has the standard of winning projects been so high. I’d like to thank all our guests, expert judges, sponsors and the EVCOM team headed by Andrew Winterburn and Harpreet Walia for a truly memorable evening.”
Eschewing the traditional raffle, EVCOM raised money for charity in a unique way by breaking a Guinness World Records™ title. All guests on the night were asked to take part in the largest group of people doing ‘jazz hands’.