Celebrating a memorable sporting year

Celebrating a memorable sporting year

The Leeds Sports Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of sports stars, coaches, administrators, volunteers and all those involved in sport across the city.

The 14th year of the awards was the biggest yet

Since 2013, we’ve taken the awards from a small regional event and grown it until, in 2017, we celebrated with some of the UK’s biggest sporting stars and over 750 attendees at one of the UK’s greatest venues.

The 2017 experience will live long in the memory.

The atmosphere and turnout was excellent. Well done Banana Kick for a well-run event.

Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive, LeedsBID

A venue to match the achievements of our sporting stars

As one of the UK’s leading centres for sport, it was important that we sourced a venue in the city that could deliver a ceremony benefitting the occasion. There was only one choice – the first direct arena. It matched our ambitions perfectly.

A great start

Our role started with the creative and concept development for the 2017 event. Our updated identity (including the creation of a bespoke font) was designed to communicate the dynamic nature of the Leeds Sports Awards and reflect the step-change in the ambition and size of the 2017 event.

But to win you have to finish

From here we ran every aspect of the process from securing of all sponsorship, facilitation of an online nomination service, strategic email campaign development and delivery, social media management, venue liaison, full event planning, logistics, implementation and management, staffing, partner and supplier management and catering management.

Now our biggest challenge is how we top all that in 2018…