Directors John and Katie Plews are no longer involved in the day to day running of corporate events.
However they are still available for consultancy on all aspects of event management.
At the prestigious IVCA Awards (for Corporate Video and Business Events) held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on 26th March 2004, Ovation won the Gold Award in the Live Events category.
This is the fifth award Ovation has won and the third Gold. The 2004 award was in recognition for the Yorkshire Building Society road show “Banging The Drum”, a six date event staged for the two thousand employees of the Society.
In the words of the Chief Executive Iain Cornish “I have heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone I have spoken to, indeed the consensus seems to be that this year’s road shows have been the best so far. My own view is we undoubtedly achieved our aims of getting across the purpose, values and vision of the Society, in the context of a very upbeat, motivational and fun occasion”.
The IVCA judges citation read: A highly absorbing event, rich in audience participation delivered and executed in the most lively and compelling way.
At the 2002 IVCA Awards on 22nd March at Grosvenor House, Ovation were awarded both Silver and Bronze in the Live Events category.
Bronze Award for the Royal & SunAlliance presentation – “Cooking in a 1% World”. Judges Citation: The human face of a pension provider was provided through the production company’s clear understanding of the target audience and their use of an informal combination of factual information, entertainment and interaction to communicate a concise message.
In 2000, Ovation beat off stiff competition to win a Gold Award at the IVCA Millennium Awards Ceremony. Winner of Internal Live Events category, the Award was made for a satellite-linked event produced on behalf of the Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).
John Plews said “We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Gold Award by the IVCA for our work with YBS. This was a challenging project that demanded complex technology, innovative creativity and a significant amount of organisation and management. It is a fantastic feeling to have our achievement acknowledged by the industry with an IVCA Gold Award.
Ovation then went on to win the Gold for Best Live Event at the Marketing Events Awards.
OVATION CORPORATE CLIENTS (1985-2020)
|Accantia Health and Beauty||Lindt & Sprungli (UK)|
|Assc. of Corporate Travel Executives||Loctite Adhesives|
|ADT Security||Mansfield Brewery|
|Alfred McAlpine (Homes)||Marley Roof Tiles|
|Boosey and Hawkes||Mortgage Finance Awards|
|Bracknell Forest Borough Council||National House Builders Council|
|Brake Bros||NatWest Bank|
|British Gas||ORT International|
|British ORT||Parkray Solid Fuel Heating|
|Building Societies Association||Portman Building Society|
|Centaur Publishing||Prestige Group|
|Charterhouse Communications||Professional Marketing International|
|Charrington and Co.||Rowntrees|
|Codemasters||Royal Bank of Scotland|
|Compaq||Royal Caribbean International (Cruises)|
|Darts World Magazine||Royal Liver Assurance|
|Data Select||Royal & SunAlliance|
|Del Monte Foods||Salt Events|
|East Herts District Council||Schuco|
|Elcot Publications||Shell International|
|Ernst and Young||Singer & Friedlander|
|Estee Lauder||Six Continents Hotels|
|Exxon||Smith & Nephew plc|
|Gerber Soft Drinks||Smiths Crisps|
|Gieves & Hawkes||Southcorp Wines|
|Hertz Rental||Swan Vesta|
|Hometune U.K.||Talk Radio|
|ICL (Peritas)||Thames Valley Business Awards|
|IDV Group||Thames Valley Enterprise Board|
|Immediate PR||Taunton Cider Company|
|Institute of Lighting Engineers||Tefal UK|
|Insituform Group||Unico Banking Group|
|Isocrete||United Friendly Assurance|
|Jeyes||United Friendly Financial Planning|
|Johnson Controls||Vermont Castings (U.S.A.)|
|Knauf||Wine & Spirits Benevolent Society|
|KPMG||World Sindhi Congress|
|Ladbroke plc||World ORT|
|Landmark Cash & Carry||Yorkshire Building Society|