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IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards 2023

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It's finally time to get together and celebrate your commitment to excellence in risk management.

The IIRSM awards celebrate risk excellence and all those who contribute to protecting people, reputations and profits. The awards recognise those organisations, teams and individuals that champion better risk management to drive organisational and employee wellbeing. 

Our awards are independent and free to enter for both IIRSM members and non-members. Whether you work for a large multinational with big budgets and lots of resources, or an SME or charity with smaller budgets and limited resources, the principles and benefits of effectively managing risk equally apply.

The independent judging panel consists of international risk, safety and business professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries and are committed to identifying those doing incredibly valuable work in shaping a safer, healthier and more resilient world. 

By entering the IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards you will:

  • Recognise outstanding risk excellence of individuals, teams and organisations
  • Highlight the importance of people, communication and working together to achieve integrated risk-decision making
  • Enhance individual, team and organisational profiles within the risk, safety and wider business community
  • Raise the importance of risk leadership at all levels within an organisation

It has been a real pleasure honouring the achievements of our previous winners, and we are thrilled to be able to recognise and celebrate with our 2023 finalists and winners in person this year from 6:30PM (BST) on Thursday 18 May at Church House, London.

Please see the tabs below for preliminary details on the 2023 awards and you can email awards@iirsm.org with any queries in the meantime.

Last year's winners and sponsors can be seen here.

Click here to enter or nominate for an award!

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Awards Categories

When entering or nominating for an Award, please note that some or all of the work and benefits need to have been achieved during the last year.

You’ll need to explain how you or the person, team, or organisation you are nominating meet the criteria for your chosen Award. Your explanation should include examples and evidence of how the criteria has been met. Your complete statement should be no more than 1500 words and it is split into three sections:

Eligibility

Please explain what you, the person, team, or organisation you are nominating has done to be eligible for an Award. (Maximum 500 words.)

Meeting the criteria

Please explain how you, the person, team, or organisation you are nominating meets the criteria for the chosen Award. (Maximum 500 words.) You can find the criteria for your chosen Award within the categories below.

Impact

Please explain what the impact or results have been from the work completed (or in progress). (Maximum 500 words.)

Supporting evidence

You can provide a maximum of 5 pieces of supporting evidence (photographs, images, graphs, videos, presentations etc.)

NEW CATEGORY: DEI Strategy of the Year

This award recognises a team or organisation that has developed a clear strategy to create a workplace culture where everyone thrives and feels that they belong. The strategy should recognise the risks to the organisation that it helps to manage and the opportunities having an effective DEI strategy can bring to the risk management process. It should help set expectations for employee behaviour whilst developing the conditions for a positive and inclusive long-term environment. 

Award criteria

The judges are looking for examples of:

  • How leadership has driven the adoption of the strategy across the organisation.
  • How the strategy has considered the voices of all key stakeholders.
  • Evidence of the organisational policies and practices that are equitable and inclusive.
  • How sustainable change within the organisation has been, or will be, achieved.
  • How the strategy supports risk management by proactively overcoming barriers and maximising opportunities.

Entries

Entries are open to all and can be submitted by individuals, teams and organisations. Applications can come from those in any stage of their DEI journey. A supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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Barry Holt Award - Outstanding Risk Management Practice

Barry Holt was an advocate of the risk  profession, well known for his academic accomplishments and knowledge. He worked with IIRSM from 2010 until his death in 2016. He spent 35 years providing consultancy and training services to many of today’s best recognised global industrial brands. This award acknowledges those that demonstrate excellence in risk management benefiting people, society or business.

Award criteria

Open to individuals, teams, partnerships, or organisations that can demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and excellence in risk management, contributing to the success of an organisation and its stakeholders.

Judges will be looking for:

  • A clear link between a risk management initiative and organisational goals.
  • What makes the initiative original and stand out.
  • The impact the initiative has had on organisational culture.
  • Evidence of the benefits and impact the initiative has brought the individual, team, partnership, or organisation.

Entries

Entries are open to all and a supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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International Risk Initiative of the Year

This award recognises effective risk management across multiple global locations. 

Award criteria 

The judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of a strategic approach to managing risks across geographical locations.
  • Evidence of how culture, values and employer brand are applied to different regions.
  • How knowledge and best practice is shared across countries.
  • How the outcomes of the approaches have had an impact.

Entries

Entries are open to all and can be submitted by individuals, teams, and organisations. A supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy of the Year

This award recognises employers which have a clear health and wellbeing strategy that is both preventative and proactive in approach and is at the centre of the organisation.

Award criteria

The judges will be looking for:

  • A strategy that focuses equally on both physical and mental health wellbeing.
  • How leadership has been instrumental in driving the adoption of the strategy across the organisation.
  • How the strategy has been effectively integrated within day-to-day operations at all levels of the organisation.
  • How the impact of the strategy has led to quantifiable performance improvements.

Entries

Entries are open to all and can be submitted by individuals, teams, and organisations. A supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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John Bennett Award - Exceptional Young Person of the Year

John Bennett was Chairman of IIRSM from 1996 to 1999 and was instrumental in the growth of the Institute having joined the Board of Governors in 1990. He was Honorary Life President until his death in May 2015. Recognising young talent was particularly close to John’s heart and the recipient of this award will be an apprentice or young risk or safety professional.

Award criteria

Open to under 35s from IIRSM membership and the wider risk, safety, and business community.

Applicants or nominations will be required to demonstrate dedication over and above what is expected of them and can show how they made a positive impact on an organisation or team to improve its culture and operational performance through risk or safety management. 

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstrations of how the applicant or nominee use their initiative to implement new solutions to meet organisational needs.
  • How they use innovative approaches in their day-to-day work.
  • A quantifiableimpact of their contributions to their work.
  • Examples of exceptional and effective teamwork and collaboration working beyond silos.
  • Examples of excellence in execution.

Entries

Entries can be submitted through self-nomination, or an applicant can be nominated by someone else. If submitting a self-nomination entry, it must include a supporting reference from either a mentor, client, customer, colleague, or manager.

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Mentor of the Year

This award recognises outstanding mentors who have actively participated in the IIRSM or similar mentoring programmes or are just individuals who have just proactively mentored someone else. The award acknowledges the time, dedication, contribution made to the advancement of his or her mentee and creating a successful mentor/ mentee relationship.

We do not usually consider line managers to be mentors to their teams, as part of this award. This is because a key part of the mentoring relationship is the ability to have an open and honest conversation, for example about workplace challenges or future career aspirations.

Mentors are usually those who can offer an impartial viewpoint, so may work for the same company as the mentee but in a different team, or be connected to their mentee through a mentoring scheme offered by a membership body such as IIRSM’s.   

Award criteria 

The judges will be looking for:

  • How sound advice and valuable knowledge has been shared to help advance and develop the mentee’s own career path.
  • How the mentor has generously shared their valuable time and been accessible to their mentee.
  • How imparted guidance and expertise has been used to support, critique, and help find solutions to the mentee’s objectives/challenges.
  • How valuable and impactful the mentee found the relationship with their mentor.

Entries

To nominate your mentor please provide details using the criteria above. You do not need to provide a reference if you have direct experience of being mentored by the person you are nominating. 

You can also nominate yourself for the Award. In addition to explaining how you meet the criteria above, you will also need to provide a reference from your mentee as part of the application process. 

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Technology Risk Management Initiative of the Year

Technology is a driving force and essential enabler to successfully manage risk.

Award criteria

The judges will be looking for:

  • The need for the initiative/project and how it aligns with the organisation’s strategic objectives.
  • What was innovative about the solution and how is was used
  • Examples of how the information and data produced was used to inform decision-making.
  • How the outcome of the initiative positively impacted the organisation and its people. 

Entries

Entries are open to all and can be submitted by individuals, teams, and organisations. A supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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Risk Team of the Year

This award recognises risk or safety teams that have demonstrated excellence to meet organisational needs.

Award criteria

The judges will be looking for:

  • Teams that can evidence innovative approaches to addressing a key business issue or projects, and how the approach met the needs of the organisation.
  • Exceptional teamwork and leadership in executing and delivering performance.
  • Examples of collaboration and engagement across the organisation to achieve common objectives and business needs.
  • How the team and their work positively impacted the organisation.

Entries

Entries are open to all and can be submitted by individuals, teams, and organisations. A supporting reference from a client, customer, manager, or other relevant stakeholder will be required.

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IIRSM President’s Commendation

IIRSM’s President’s commendation recognises a member or leading industry risk professional who has made a major contribution to the advancement of risk management or provided exceptional support to IIRSM and/or its membership, the profession or wider society.

Nominations can be submitted to IIRSM setting out in no more than one page of A4, why somebody should be awarded the IIRSM President’s commendation.

Winner

A shortlist of nominations will be presented to the IIRSM Council with the supporting statements.  The Council will choose a winner who will be invited to attend the IIRSM Awards to collect the award.  

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Sponsorship opportunities

Why support our awards?

Through the activities and promotion of the awards, you will get exposure to a diverse international community, working in different industries, organisations and areas of risk and safety management.

  • Association with a leading international and independent educational risk charity.
  • Align your brand with awards that truly recognise the best of the risk and safety profession.
  • Profile your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to the vital role risk excellence plays to building safe, healthy and resilient organisations.
  • Network and access decision-makers who enter, judge and attend the awards ceremony.
  • Exceptional marketing and PR opportunities internationally.
  • Opportunity to showcase your expertise to our membership and wider networks.

“Sureteam is a small independent company whose team has benefited from the valued support of the IIRSM whilst growing as professionals and as a company.  This is a great way to give back to that same member led organisation and support their continuation of education and excellence in the field of risk management through recognition of our peers.” - Peter Hodgson, Managing Director, Sureteam

More about IIRSM

Effective risk management is about skilfully using the right tools and techniques at the right time. It’s also about people – building their competence, capturing hearts and minds, and leading well.

IIRSM is a professional membership organisation for those responsible for managing risks in all their forms.

We are independent and speak freely, championing risk management to drive positive change for both employee and organisational wellbeing. We do this through setting standards, connecting people and organisations, and providing practical education, training, advice and resources.

We have a community of members in more than 90 countries, representing all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, internal audit, quality management, security, project management and more.

“We are thrilled. So many people have worked diligently in a team effort. When you receive an award it's typically one function of the company that's most responsible. In our case, and because of the nature of risk management itself, this is a company-wide achievement.” - Murat Eroz, Asset Management & Sustainability Leader, Enerjisa Uretim

Please see sponsorship package options below and contact David Hamilton, Partnerships Manager, for more information - David.Hamilton@iirsm.org

“We were proud to support the IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards and help showcase excellence in managing health and wellbeing risks. Being associated and aligned with IIRSM helps us show support for the sector and also aligns with our business goals and global footprint.” - Christian Mainguy, Vice-President, Workplace Options

Headline sponsors

£12,000 + VAT for the below package:

  • Opportunity to provide a video message on why you’re supporting the awards, showcased on IIRSM’s awards website and enewsletters.
  • Logo to feature on IIRSM awards website with a link to your company website.
  • Prime positioning on all marketing collateral across the entire pre and post awards campaign and at the ceremony.
  • Provide a comment in the press releases announcing the finalists and winners.
  • Send good luck and congratulations emails to finalists and winners respectively.
  • Logo to appear on all on-site signage and awards presentation.
  • Opinion piece or advert to be included in the digital winners’ roundup, done in conjunction with The Sentinel, IIRSM’s magazine.  
  • Senior representative to present the award for your chosen category.
  • Table of 10 at the sit-down awards ceremony.
  • 20% discount on further full priced tickets for the awards ceremony, subject to a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice and availability.
Award category sponsors

£6,000 + VAT for the below package:

  • Logo to feature on IIRSM awards website with a link to your company website.
  • Logo to feature on all marketing collateral across the entire pre and post awards campaign and at the ceremony.
  • Send good luck and congratulations emails to finalists and winners in your award category.
  • Logo to appear on all on-site signage and awards presentation.
  • Table of 5 at the sit-down awards ceremony. 
  • 20% discount on further full priced tickets for the awards ceremony, subject to a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice and availability.
  • Senior representative to present the award for your category.
  • Logo in the digital winners’ roundup, done in conjunction with The Sentinel, IIRSM’s magazine. 
Exclusive Drinks reception sponsor

£4,000 + VAT for the below package:

  • Logo to feature on IIRSM awards website with a link to your company website.
  • Logo to feature on all marketing collateral across the entire pre and post awards campaign.
  • Logo to appear exclusively on all on-site signage in the drinks reception area.
  • 2 places at the sit-down awards ceremony. 
  • 20% discount on further full priced tickets for the awards ceremony, subject to a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice and availability.
  • Logo in the digital winners’ roundup, done in conjunction with The Sentinel, IIRSM’s magazine. 
Supporting sponsors

£3,000 + VAT for the below package:

  • Logo to feature on IIRSM awards website with a link to your company website.
  • Logo to feature on all marketing collateral across the entire pre and post awards campaign and at the ceremony.
  • 2 places at the sit-down awards ceremony. 
  • 20% discount on further full priced tickets for the awards ceremony, subject to a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice and availability.
  • Logo in the digital winners’ roundup, done in conjunction with The Sentinel, IIRSM’s magazine. 
Media partners & Associations

Working together maximises our collective voice and influence in championing risk excellence.

You will receive the following in return for promoting the awards to your customers and wider networks.

  • Logo to feature on IIRSM awards website with a link to your company website.
  • Logo to feature on all marketing collateral across the entire pre and post awards campaign and at the ceremony.
  • Logo in the digital winners’ roundup, done in conjunction with The Sentinel, IIRSM’s magazine. 
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FAQs
Who can enter these awards?

Anyone – if the activity, company, team or individual involved in the submission meets the awards criteria.  The awards are free to enter and open to IIRSM members and non-members.

Why should I enter these awards?

Whether you’re an SME or a large multinational, winning an IIRSM award doesn’t just give you something to boast about – it will be a weapon in your armoury and, most importantly, help justify your role and influence in your organisation and industry.

What is the period of eligibility for the Awards?

For 2023 entries, at least part of the submission or its impact must have taken place between May 2022 and Feb 2023. 

What is the word count for submissions?

1500 words, excluding any evidence you upload.

Can I add attachments?

Yes, you can add up to 5 pieces of supporting documentation. Acceptable file types are PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG and GIF and each file can be 16MB.

I've designed a creative version of my submission; can I add this as an attachment?

Yes, as long as it fits within the specifications for document upload and is an acceptable file type (see above FAQ). Make sure you reference it in your submission.

What is the deadline for submitting my entry?

4pm (BST), 3 February 2023.

How can I be sure about the integrity of these awards?

The judging process for the awards is entirely independent with judges from a wide range of backgrounds and risk disciplines.  An adjudication panel meets in a second round of judging for any very close submissions in round one. Judging panels are refreshed each year.

How do I enter these awards?

This year applications will be submitted online only. The online application form will go live on this web page on 3 October 2022 and your entries must be received by us, with supporting documentation uploaded within your online application, by 4pm on 3 February 2023. Late entries will not be accepted. 

You can enter more than one award but must fill out a separate form for each one entered.

Please refer to the awards criteria to ensure your submission reflects what the judges are looking for. 

How hard is it to prepare an entry?

Entering our awards is a simple and straight-forward process if you follow the criteria and online application form. But if you have any questions, please just get in touch with us at awards@iirsm.org.

What should my entries include?

All entries must follow the necessary category-specific entry criteria, and you should include any supporting documents. Please ensure all your entries are clearly attributed to the correct category, complete with contact details and attach your company logo as this will be required if you are successfully shortlisted. Please ensure you have the required permission to use your company logo.

Can I enter the same project/entry into more than one category?

Yes, but please make sure you submit a separate application for each category. You must also tailor your submission for each category accordingly to ensure you meet the criteria - do not just copy and paste.

What are your policies on confidentiality?

IIRSM will publish a selection of winning entries as case studies to showcase the best of submissions. Please clearly label information that needs to be kept confidential.

Any information that is commercially sensitive will be treated confidentially by judges, who all sign an NDA prior to becoming a judge. Any commercially sensitive information will be removed prior to publication. However, please keep in mind where appropriate, details of ROI and budget should be provided, as the more information you supply, the better the judges will be able to assess your entry.

How much does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter and is open to both IIRSM members and non-members.

When will the shortlist be announced?

The shortlist will be announced on 20 March 2023.

When and where are the IIRSM Awards taking place this year?

We are excited to return to a face to face event this year. The awards presentation and dinner will take place at Church House, London, on 18 May 2023.

For our finalists and winners who are not based in the UK there will be an opportunity to join us virtually on the night.

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Terms and conditions

Making your entry

  1. You must submit your entry or nomination following the process set out on the awards website page, the online application form and in these terms and conditions.

  2. We will not accept responsibility for any entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause. For the avoidance of doubt, proof of transmission of a lost or delayed entry will not be accepted as a valid or alternative entry.

  3. Our acceptance of your entry will take place when we accept your entry in writing on the formal application provided.

  4. When we accept your entry, it will be subject to the awards terms and conditions.

Eligibility to enter and judging

  1. The awards are open to IIRSM members and non-members that fulfil the entry criteria set out on the awards category website page.

  2. Any material supplied in support of your entry must be your original work. We will not accept an entry that contains work which does not belong to you (or your nominee), has been plagiarised, includes intellectual property belonging to somebody else (other than the nominee) or has had a complaint of any nature upheld against it.

  3. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges.

  4. The judges will consider your entry on its merits and solely based on the information you provide. The decision of the judges is final, and we will not enter any discussion with you nor will we accept any appeals about such decision. We reserve the right not to present any award in any given category if submissions are not deemed acceptable.

  5. Your entry and any supporting documentation will not be considered confidential information unless you have clearly identified it as ‘Confidential’ and you agree that we can use the information (or parts of the information) contained in your entry for publicity purposes or in any other form of media for the purposes of promoting the awards.

  6. By submitting an entry, you agree for your company logo to be used in publicity materials for the awards.

Data protection

  1. If you provide personal data as part of your entry and registration to attend the awards ceremony, you agree that you are the Data Controller, and we are the Data Processor of such data. You undertake that:

    1. You comply with all applicable laws in respect of such personal data.

    2. You have all permissions, consents and approvals of data subjects to provide their respective personal data to us to allow us to process such personal data in the course of meeting our obligations under the awards terms and conditions.

    3. You shall not or omit to do anything which causes us to breach any applicable laws or contravene the terms of our conditions or authorisation under Privacy and Data Protection Requirements.

    4. Any personal data provided shall be up to date, accurate and complete.

    5. If you breach the data protection clause, this entitles us in writing to immediately reject your submission or attendance at the awards ceremony.

Attending the awards ceremony

  1. If you wish to attend the awards ceremony or, as an organisation would like to bring guests/attendees, then you will need to register separately to attend.

  2. To register to attend the awards ceremony, you will need to complete the online booking process which can be found on the awards website pages. We will process your booking as soon as possible.

  3. Your registration is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation setting out joining instructions. If you do not receive our email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your booking, please contact us at awards@iirsm.org as soon as possible before the ceremony. It is your responsibility to update us of any changes to your contact details to ensure you receive all required communication from us.

  4. If you require any special requirements due to a disability, food allergies, diet, or for any other reason, please email us at awards@iirsm.org as soon as possible, and no less than 7 working days before the awards ceremony. Where you inform us of a special requirement less than 7 days before the awards ceremony you understand it may not be possible to accommodate it, or it may incur an additional charge.

  5. The host of any corporate tables is responsible for informing us of any special requirements for any of their guests. Again, the timescales above must be met.

  6. You must comply with the rules and regulations governing the venue including dress code and rules of entry. If you bring property to the venue, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.

  7. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the awards ceremony.

  8. We are not responsible for any offence caused by any presenters or entertainment at the awards ceremony.

  9. You are required to make your own arrangements for transport, and of any guests, to the venue. We are not responsible for any non-attendance due to failure of transport. In any such case, no refund of fees paid will be given.

  10. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person whom we consider in our discretion to be unsuitable for admission or to remove anyone from the event. In any such case, no refund of fees paid will be given.

Fees and making payment

  1. We shall raise an invoice for fees payable and payment is due on the date of that invoice. In any event, payment must be made before the awards ceremony otherwise we reserve the right to refuse entry (this will not relieve you from paying the invoice).

  2. Covering any bank transfer charges are your responsibility.

  3. All invoices payable by you are subject to any applicable tax, levy or similar governmental charge.

  4. We reserve the right to cancel (a) your entry, and/or (b) the registration of your attendance or attendees prior to the awards ceremony. If we do not exercise our rights of cancellation prior to the awards ceremony, attendees whose attendance fee has not been paid by the date of the awards ceremony shall be required to pay on-site to gain entry.

  5. All costs and expenses incurred by us (including legal costs and expenses) in recovering sums due under an unpaid invoice shall be recoverable by you.

Cancellations, withdrawals and changes

  1. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone or move the awards ceremony to another venue or to change any other aspect of the award’s ceremony at our discretion for any reason whatsoever. However, we will notify you promptly if the change relates to a change of venue or material change in timing. For the avoidance of doubt, such a change shall not entitle you to not adhere to the awards terms and conditions.

  2. We reserve the right to change the awards ceremony presenter or any other performers and do not guarantee the attendance of any guest.

  3. Any discounts or offers advertised for the awards ceremony (such as "Early Bird" offers) may be time limited and/or subject to availability.

  4. Where we cancel an awards ceremony, we will refund any attendance fees paid, and we will use reasonable endeavours to notify you of such cancellation. We are not liable to pay any travel, accommodation or subsistence costs incurred in attending the awards ceremony.

  5. If you wish to withdraw your entry, you must email us at awards@iirsm.org. Where you withdraw your entry more than 14 days after registration to attend the awards ceremony, or on or after the closing date for awards entry (whichever is earlier) there will be no refund.

  6. If you wish to cancel your attendance at the awards ceremony you must email us at the address set out on the awards website pages as soon as possible. If you cancel 20 or more days before the awards ceremony, we will refund your attendance fee in full, though we reserve the right to retain an administration fee. Where you cancel less than 20 days before the awards ceremony there will be no refund.

  7. If you cancel a booking or withdraw your entry and there are outstanding payments you may be liable for payment of the full attendance fee as appropriate, or cover the costs incurred in promoting your entry as short-listed depending on the date and time of the cancellation.

  8. If you (or if any of the attendees you booked) cannot attend the awards ceremony we may allow a substitute attendee at our discretion, provided the request is made no later than 72 hours prior to the awards ceremony. Any such request must be made by email to the address set out on the awards website pages and should include the name of the attendee who will not be attending and the full name of the substitute, including their job title, organisation and contact email and telephone number. If the substitute delegate has differing requirements (e.g. dietary) from the original, we may not be able to accommodate these if the request is received later than 72 hours or an additional charge may be incurred.

Liability

  1. Neither you nor we shall exclude or limit our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by negligence, (b) fraud and/or fraudulent misrepresentation.

  2. You shall fully and effectively indemnify and hold us harmless against all losses, actions, costs (including legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor/client basis), claims, demands, fines, damages and liabilities, of whatever nature, incurred or suffered by or made against us, whether or not foreseeable, arising directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, out of or in connection with:

    1. Any breach of these terms and condition by you; and

    2. Any acts or omissions of yourself, your employees, agents, contractors, visitors, attendees and/or guests at the venue arising out of or in connection with the awards ceremony and/or the venue.

  3. Under these terms and conditions, our maximum aggregate liability to you (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise) shall not exceed the fees paid to attend the awards you paid to us.

General

  1. We shall not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform hereunder due to a natural disaster, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, any curtailment to or cancellation of public transport, strikes or walkouts, acts or threats of terrorism or civil unrest, or communications line failure which (a) hinders, delays or prevents us in performing any of our obligations, (b) is beyond our control of without our fault or negligence, and (c) by the exercise of reasonable diligence we are unable to prevent or provide against ("Force Majeure Event").  In such circumstances we reserve the right not to refund your fees and advise that insurance should be taken to cover such eventualities. A Force Majeure Event shall not entitle you to delay payment of any sums under the awards terms and conditions. You are responsible for making your own way to the venue for the event, and you shall remain liable for all payments under these terms and conditions irrespective of any failure of transport or other reason why you are unable to attend.

  2. You agree that we shall be entitled to refer to you as a client in sales and marketing literature (including websites) and reproduce your prevailing logo or trademark for that sole purpose.

  3. During the awards ceremony we may shoot video footage and take photographs of the awards ceremony which may include video footage and photographs of you and/or your booked attendees. You agree (and confirm that you have procured agreement of your booked attendees) to yours and/or their inclusion in such video footage and photographs and we have the right to use such video footage and photographs in our marketing, publicity and advertising activities and materials.

  4. Any disputes under these terms and conditions, or claim arising out of or in connection with them, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.