Glasgows scores double with government services framework

Events, digital and video production agency Glasgows has announced a double success with its appointment in the Events and Video Production categories of the new pan-governmental Communications Services Framework.

The new framework has been set up to provide all central government departments and public sector organisations with improved access to a wide range of the UK’s best marketing and communications agencies and is designed to provide best value for taxpayers.

Ten companies have been selected in the Events category with just six for the Production category. As well as working on specific, defined events and video projects, Glasgows will also have the opportunity to work on wider strategic campaigns with other agencies that have been appointed to a separate Campaign Solutions Framework.

“Glasgows has a fantastic track record for work with major government departments stretching back over 20 years, but reputations alone were not enough in this latest tendering exercise”, said Paul Morey, the agency’s joint MD (pictured).

“We have had to prove ourselves to be among the best communications specialists in our fields against stringent assessment linked to the government’s campaign planning criteria. It’s a massive boost for the company and gives us the opportunity to work across the sector for at least the next two years”.

Winning places on the Communication Services Framework consolidates a year, which saw Glasgows deliver some major events including high profile UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London with 80 foreign ministers and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, as well as production of the Defence Information Symposium for the Ministry of Defence.

The past year included contract wins with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, the Pensions Regulator and Innovate UK. The company also won the Communications Effectiveness Gold Award at the EVCOM Screens Awards for a video produced for the Police Federation and launched its best in class event app.

Rounding off the year, Glasgows relocated to new headquarters in the north west, including a 10,000sq.ft. warehouse.

Commenting on the agency’s selection, Alex Aiken, executive director of Government Communications said, “We received 250 tenders and the quality of these was impressive. We set the bar high and the standard of submissions we received has been excellent with extremely strong competition from a range of agencies. I believe that we have chosen the best of the best to work with government to deliver world-class campaigns.”

Based in Leyland, Lancashire, Glasgows employs 22 permanent staff.

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