Launchpad Awards 2018

An awards evening celebrating the success of all aspiring entrepreneurs and new businesses supported by The Launchpad Programme.

WHAT THE CLIENT WANTED / THE ASK

The Launchpad programme provides free support to pre-startup and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region. Since launching in 2016 they have provided over 22,000 hours of support, helping 2,500 people and the aim of the Launchpad awards was to celebrate these businesses and their success. The client came to us for assistance with supplier sourcing and handling, full project management during set up and throughout the evening and speaker/nominee coordination on the night. The client didn’t want the event to feel like your usual corporate award ceremony, so it needed to have a relaxed and informal feel.

HOW WE ACHIEVED THIS / THE OUTCOME

We project managed the logistical setup of external suppliers on the day including staging, AV, furniture and catering. A warehouse had been selected as the venue and we went for benches and street food vendors to create the desired atmosphere. We worked alongside the client to collate all of the required event content and speaker presentations and liaised with the branding company on the delivery and setup of promotional decor. Our team then oversaw everything on the evening from registration, to the evenings running order and catering delivery so the client could relax and network with attendees.

“When we decided to host the first ever Launchpad Awards ceremony we knew we would need an events company with a good track record, so it was reassuring to us that Freshly Squeezed were the first company that everyone recommended. As soon as I met Laura I felt instantly at ease, I knew I could trust Freshly Squeezed to manage the event and take care of all the suppliers and keep me updated with progress. We had regular emails and phone calls and it was great to have Laura there as a sounding board for ideas, using her previous experience to ensure our event was a success. I would recommend Freshly Squeezed to anyone wanting a professional, well executed event and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

– Anna Smith
Launchpad Programme