On the 21 March 2019 over 450 guests, including players, volunteers, clubs, counties and coaches celebrated all that is great about golf in England.

The evenings host was BBC Breakfasts Dan Walker, who is a huge fan of golf and again proved popular with the crowds!

It really was the golfing night of the year for everyone who loves the sport and wants to applaud the people and organisations who make the game great.

Start2Finish worked with England Golf on various aspects of the awards event including building the event website, event logistics and management, onsite assistance, budget management and more.

A record 600 guests attended the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards on Monday 25 February. Start2Finish Event Management has managed this event for several years overseeing huge growth for these prestigious industry awards.

Paul Hayward of The Telegraph, Mark Thompson of Getty Images and ITV Sport’s Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani were the big winners at the 2018 British Sports Journalism Awards sponsored by Canon, European Professional Club Rugby and the National Lottery.

Hayward was named SJA Sports Writer of the Year for a fifth time and presented with the John Bromley Trophy.

Thompson took the Ed Lacey Trophy as SJA Sports Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Canon, having also won the Specialist Portfolio and Sports Picture categories.

Chamberlin and Cumani were joint winners of the Broadcast Sports Presenter as the double act in front of ITV’s racing broadcasts.

“Francesca and Ed – fresh, fun, knowledgeable and accessible.  They’re a classic racing double act whose passion and insight shine through every race meeting,” said one judge.

The Daily Mail snatched back the SJA Sports Newspaper of the Year title from The Guardian, winning it for the fifth time in six years.

The judges said: “When all’s said and done, there is nothing to beat hard news. In a fiercely competitive field, that ingredient enabled the Mail to edge the verdict in a photo-finish.”

Click here to read more including a full list of winners

James worked with sportscotland on their High Performance Conference held in Dunblane at the beginning of June.  With over 200 practitioners involved in elite sport it proved to be a lively and entertaining couple of days.

Congratulations to our Director, Petta Naylor and Team Dynamo for completing all 26 miles of the MacMillan Mighty Hike on 9 June.  Several thousand pounds were raised for MacMillan and they now have their sights set on the 2019 Moonwalk!

Another successful Market Research Conference was held at The Grange Hotel, Tower Bridge, the week beginning March 12 2018. S2F Event Management were delighted to be supporting the Market Research Society (MRS) during IMPACT week.

The MRS is the UK professional body for research, insight and analytics. MRS recognise 5,000 individual members and over 500 accredited Company Partners in over 50 countries who are committed to delivering outstanding insight.

The conference began with a welcome from Jane Frost CBE, CEO of MRS and Stan Sthanunathan, conference patron and EVP consumer and market insights, Unilever. On a topical note the first keynote speaker, Jayne-Anne Gadhia , CEO of Virgin Money discussed women in business, the modern challenge of achieving a work-life balance and the winning back of customer trust. The audience were keen to engage, and the day continued in the same vein with eager questions asked from those attending.

There was plenty to interest the delegates; three rooms hosted various themes including, Adapting to change in society and culture and Opportunities through technology and data. Influential keynote speakers, Ian Hislop, David Schneider, Dexter Dias QC and Val McDermid gave entertaining and thoughtful interviews, leaving the delegates with much to digest over the two days.

Videos from the keynote speakers and sessions are available at mrs.org.uk. With thanks to our trusted AV crew, MissingLink who delivered yet again a perfect performance.