CLIENT The Crown Estate
EVENT Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards
LOCATION Prestonfield House
DATE June 2014
There’s no doubt that glorious Prestonfield House is the perfect setting for the SMAA Awards every year in June and our close relationship with the venue means that they simply can’t help going that extra mile for ECS events, surpassing even their own superb standards. For three years in a row, we’ve even managed to hold the drinks reception outside in beautiful sunshine… how on earth did they pull that off?
For the team at ECS, ensuring a high quality of entries across all categories and coordinating judges’ site visits around almost every Scottish island and various remote mainland locations (we always go the extra mile too!) requires meticulous planning and organisation. We work tirelessly with sponsors and partner organisations the length and breadth of the country to promote the awards, writing e-bulletins, creating a dedicated Twitter account and plundering our extensive database of contacts to create a buzz of excitement around both competition and awards dinner.
Not only did we drive a record number of entries in 2014, the outstanding feedback and excellent PR coverage resulted in guests wanting to know when the next awards event would be… before the night was even over!
“ECS have provided a level of engagement, expertise, attention to detail and professional delivery that has raised the bar for the quality of the awards on successive occasions.”
Aquaculture Operations Manager,
The Crown Estate