Our awards shelf is already close to busting here in the office, and that’s before the new GOLD M&IT award wings its way home to the FCCE Headquarters in Cheltenham.
The team could not be more thrilled – we heard Penny’s scream of excitement all the way from Dubai and Cheryl has been kept away from any dancefloor in an attempt to salvage her foot from last year’s debacle.
We are chuffed to have been awarded GOLD, in the category of Best Intermediary Agency (less than 40 employees) at the M&IT Award 2018 at Battersea London on the 2nd March 2018, handed over by the lovely Kate Garraway from Good Morning Britain. Unfortunately, the ‘Beast from the East’ prevented any of the team from leaving Gloucestershire (despite Dan’s valiant attempts to plough through snowbanks on the A40), so our fantastic industry friend Jackie Boughton of The Barbican kindly accepted the award on our behalf (apparently she’s been spotting on an island in the Bahamas, using it as a paddle board. Can we have it back, please?)
“It fills me with huge pride to receive our 3rd M&IT gold award, voted for by our wonderful clients. Since first becoming winners in 2015, my team and I have been overwhelmed by the ongoing amount of support our clients willingly show each year. Client relationship is always at the heart of everything we do, and so to win this award again in 2018 is a strong testament to the great job my team are providing” – Penny Banyard, Managing Director
“The whole team were beyond excited when we were announced as the gold winner. These are the awards that get talked about it our industry so it’s huge recognition. We never take it for granted that our clients make the effort to cast their vote and we’re always flattered by their support in winning this brilliant award” – Daniel Sweet, Operations Director
However, the real stars here are our clients – they are at the heart of everything we do and to have won such a prestigious industry award that has been voted for by you is a true accolade to the team and all our hard work. We take an open and honest approach to everything we do here – we are real, breathing personalities who make great tea (except Cheryl), love a tough event brief, and are delighted to hold the GOLD M&IT award – when the motorcade finally deliver it!