Andrew Reynolds, pictured with Dame Kelly Holmes and Rick Stainton MD of Smyle receiving the Award
The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp held at London’s O2 Arena, has been named as a prize winner for Business Event of the Year at the 2010 Visit London awards.
Organiser of The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, Andrew Reynolds, picked up the Award at the Star studded awards ceremony held in the unusual setting of the Bloomsbury Big Top.
Competition for the Awards was strong and finalists included the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson for his launch of London’s new ICC at the Excel Centre; Peugeot for their RCZ launch and BT Wholesale.
Andrew Reynolds said, ‘ To receive this award is a very great honour, especially given the ‘Big Business’ events we were up against for this award. For our Entrepreneurs Bootcamp event to be recognized within the UK conference and events industry as one of the top two Business Events in London is great recognition. The event was a huge success and praise has to go to the team at Smyle Events who managed all the production aspects of bringing our vision for the potential of this massive event to the stage of the O2 Arena.’
Rick Stainton of Smyle Events added, ‘Many attendees of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp went online at C&IT and voted for the event, we were bowled over by the hundreds of comments left by those attendees who wrote from the heart about what a massive positive impact the Bootcamp event had on them.’
During the Award ceremony, Alesha Dixon sang on stage after being presented with the Sound of London award, while Mica Paris provided an impromptu performance with the London Community Gospel Choir. Twiggy was recognised with an outstanding achievement award.
CATEGORY: Business Event of the Year
PROJECT: Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the O2
PRODUCTION: Smyle Events
FULL RESULTS FOR CATEGORY
GOLD Launch of London’s ICC by Excel London
SILVER Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the O2
BRONZE BT Wholesale SHINE