In one day, AE - a full-service events and marketing agency based in Leicester with an international portfolio of clients received the news that it had notched up three finalist places in two different national industry awards.
AE (which recently changed its name from Associate Events) were shortlisted in two categories in the CN Agency Awards 2024. These awards are known as the UK's largest annual gathering of event agencies celebrating excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievements. In these awards AE have secured finalist status in the Sustainability Pioneer Award and David & Goliath Award.
The agency went on to pick up a further accolade as they made the shortlist for Sustainability in the Access All Areas National Event Production Awards, which recognises the teams and individuals behind the successful delivery of live events during the past 12 months.
Alister de Ternant, Managing Director of Associate Events, said: “A truly superb way to start 2024 with a bang and be recognised in such a high-profile way by some of the UKs industry's experts.
“The amazing team at AE takes immense pride in creating and delivering impactful events, alongside great people, and we have fun whilst we’re doing it. We believe that three things: people, commerciality, and objectives are the winning recipe.
“We have grown rapidly in the past four years and this has seen us deliver events in interesting places and interesting ways including at Westminster Abbey, Abbey Road, Manchester United and the Etihad as well as Cannes, The Tower of London; Goodwood, Space Park Leicester, COP 26 (Glasgow) and COP 27 (Egypt).
“We choose to work with people and clients who have values that are aligned with ours, who are focused, kind, transparent and results-orientated - and that’s how together, we get things done, in a truly collaborative approach.
“This approach is certainly working for AE and 2023 was a monumental year with increasing incoming work from existing and new clients.”
AE has ambitious growth targets over the next 5 years which will see the business grow by 150% and their headcount rise by 2026.
The winners for each category will be announced at awards ceremonies taking place at the end of February and the beginning of March.