First things first, we know that people attending award ceremonies need to be made to feel special. But it’s not all about the glamour; it’s just as important for the awards to have real kudos, so that win or lose, attendees feel valued and inspired. 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.

Rolling out the red carpet

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 challenge ourselves to think up creative ways to introduce each award and 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

Make Events | Events Company Manchester | 45 stage

Sports Tours International’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Make Events | Events Company Manchester | Kerastase in Cathedral

Lookfantastic Group’s Press Premiere

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 | 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 

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