First Event

Events agency First Event is on a mission. Like many in the industry it took a real hit at the start of the pandemic. But some clever pivoting and a laser-sharp focus on delivering exceptional experiences have since put it in a stronger position than ever.

In 2022 we helped them get the glory they deserve for their events, their organisation, and their people, with a raft of award entries. 100% of the entries made it on to the shortlist, and 77% took home a prize.

First up was a win at the Digital Event Awards for an incredible hybrid conference. This was swiftly followed by finalist status in multiple categories at:

• Conference Awards
• CN Agency Awards
• ETA The People Awards
• C&IT Awards
• Event Tech Awards

Marketing director Alex Melia says Awards Writers have been indispensable in supporting First Event’s push for an even stronger profile, plus recognition and pride for their team.

“From helping us refine our story to recommending the right categories and advising on the right metrics to use in support, the Awards Writers team has become an extension of my marketing team.

“We were over the moon to win at the Digital Event Awards. The whole company logged in online to hear the results read out and that sense of pride permeated every team, from support services to our front line technical crews. We’ve been on a bit of a high ever since!

“We used a core entry for one amazing event to reach the shortlist in a number of other industry awards, and did similar with our company story. Ensuring we got the recognition we deserved for our events, our company success and for individual team members was key to our strategy in 2022, and Awards Writers have helped us do just that.”

At the end of 2022 the win tally included 10 winners and highly commended trophies in total, from:

  • C&IT Awards
  • Digital Event Awards
  • Micebook V Awards
  • CN Agency Awards
  • Event Tech Awards
  • ETA The People
Conference and Event Awards
The First Event team on stage collecting their award