sportscotland – we are delighted to announce that we won an open tender contract to continue to provide sportscotland with event administration and management for their series of one day conferences for the Young Ambassador Programme starting in Perth on 4 September 2019.
Market Research Society: we will be working with MRS on their 2020 annual conference providing speaker and logistical support. This year the conference will be in a new venue and we look forward to working with the Hilton Bankside to ensure this event is another great success.
Sports Journalists’ Association of GB – one of our original clients we continue to administer both the British Sports Awards and the British Sports Journalism Awards. We look forward to celebrating 70 years of the sports awards in December this year.
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.”
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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!
We are pleased to be working with the Alex Lewis Trust. We are organising a fund raising event to raise funds and awareness for the Wild Wheelchairs expedition. For more information see www.alex-lewis.co.uk