Event Management – Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards gala evening

Businesses celebrate at the DGBA’s

On a warm barmy October evening businesses from across Kent enjoyed a fun packed night to celebrate each others success at this year’s Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards.   which was organised by event management

More than 150 people attended the lavish awards night with all event management provided by Rise Communications.  The evening included a 3 course dinner, entertainment by magician Robert Orange and also a dressing up fun photo area provided by Kent based photographer Matt James.  The host this year was Nicola Everett, Radio News Editor of the KM Media Group and presenter of the kmfm’s morning show.    Nicola’s eloquent speech and professionalism meant that as event managers we were confident that our host would deliver a great presentation, she didn’t disappoint!

This is the 3rd year running that leading event management company Rise Communications has project managed the DGBA’s and the Rise team think that this year was the best ever!  We are passionate about our events and always go the extra mile to make sure everyone has a good time.  For the 2015 awards we introduced a fun photo area where guests could put on silly hats, wear crazy glasses and hold some fun props.

This proved to be a great success as after the formalities the guests were desperate to let their hair down!  Looking at some of the photographs below of the fun photo booth, it just goes to show how something as simple as a dressing-up area can prove to be so effective.

Thank you to all the finalists and winners you really did make the evening one of the best awards evening so far!

Overall Winner:  Jones FM
Runner Up:  The Creation Lab
3rd Place: NRG Gym

Finalists:  ARC Office Systems, Egg Free Cake Box, Goldex Investments, Hatten Wyatt Solicitors, Houseproud Cleaning & Maintenance, Jones FM, Leisure King, MSO, NRG Gym Ltd, Outdoor Logistics, Singlewell Stationery & Print Ltd, The Creation Lab

Rise Communications looked after and sourced all of the following elements as part of the event management:

  • Promoted the awards to Dartford and Gravesend business
  • The first port of contact for all finalists and sponsors
  • Interior decorations including: designing and preparing table decorations, room set-up
  • Prepared design and print of all marketing material, fliers, programmes, invitations, trophies, media backdrop and produced the script
  • Music for events – Rise arranged all the music playlists to accompany the finalists as they walked up to the stage
  • Entertainment; sourced magician and photographer for fun photo area

Portfolio of event photographs

Below are just some of the photographs so far from Friday night.  More pictures to go up later this week, meanwhile if you are a finalist and would like any of the photographs below please contact Sarah@risecommunications.co.uk