Award ceremonies are a great way to celebrate company achievements and reinforce positive branding. Make Events has worked with numerous organisations that wanted to recognise excellence and celebrate success, across both single and multiple office locations. Our gallery can provide masses of inspiration.


Before the event itself, we’ll make sure your invites are the hottest ticket in town with helpful hints on timing, format and follow up. As well as managing RSVPs, we can also handle the process of nominations, shortlists and winners.

Live or virtual?

Will you hold your event face to face or host it as a virtual experience? Since the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry, we know that a percentage of live events will be replaced by virtual and hybrid. We are here to help you make that decision!

With a fully customisable virtual events studio and in-house design team, we know that we can help you create the same excitement of a live event, virtually! In a world that is “zoomed out” and suffering with digital fatigue; we create an energetic, content driven, fast paced, visually exciting virtual experience partnered with digital and tangible pre and post event communications.

Our approach on the day is to start at the beginning and consider how guests will arrive at the venue, rolling out the red carpet – quite literally in many cases. We’ll put together drinks receptions with a difference, and award ceremonies that use clever techniques to create a sense of occasion.

Creative flourishes

Lighting and sound have a big part to play so we only use the best in the business. We know that award ceremonies can often be lengthy so we create ways to keep guests involved by using animation or live video feeds.

We all want to avoid Oscar-style mishaps – think La La Land – so managing the presentation, double-checking winner’s envelopes and keeping to a plan are absolutely critical.

Thinking ahead

Taking it one step further, we know that by delivering an awards ceremony to remember, we can enhance its ongoing reputation and encourage more people to enter the following year. Excellent photography and videography are a must and we have some fantastic suppliers that understand that keeping it fresh and contemporary really works.

Read our Case Studies

Ann Summers Virtual Supplier Conference

Puma GTM

AT Connections

Bruntwood Thrive 2022

Manchester-based unicorn company appoints Make Events to deliver their comeback conference

Citation Group Christmas Party 2021

Puma Christmas Party 2021

Make Events | Brand Management, Corporate and Virtual Events Company | INOS Grenadiers event

INEOS Grenadiers Award Ceremony and Engagement Boxes

Make Events | Events Company Manchester | 45 stage

Sports Tours International’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Manchester PA Network’s PA Awards Ceremony 2018

Manchester PA Network’s PA Awards Ceremony 2018

London North Eastern Railway’s Legends Awards Ceremony

London North Eastern Railway’s Legends Awards Ceremony

Make Events | Events | Show

BGL Group Cirque Du Soleil Awards Ceremony

Make Events | Events Company Manchester | Autotrader Speaker

AutoTrader’s Immersive Awards Ceremony

Make Events | Team Building Company Manchester | Manchester PA Awards

Manchester PA Network’s PA Awards 2017

Make Events | Product Launches Event Management Company | Event for Virgin

Virgin East Coast’s Red Hot Awards Ceremony 2017

Make Events | Conference Agency | Event Image

Virgin East Coast Trains’ Red Hot Awards Ceremony 2016

Event services we offer for award ceremonies

Venue finding 

Live Event Management

Virtual Event Management

Attendee invites & registration



Event design and planning

Food and drink 

Set design & build

Sound & lighting

Brand reinforcement

Room dressing 

Guest speakers, presenters and celebrities  

Presentations & technology


Recreational activities 

Post event communications