Publican Awards 2019


The Publican Awards are established as the biggest event in the pub industry’s calendar. This is Corporate Event’s eighth consecutive year producing the show. Each year the main objective is to create an impactful and entertaining event that involves delegates in a true celebration of the industry’s successes. In 2016, William Reed made the decision to move the event to Battersea Evolution, giving us a huge space to bring our creativity out in abundance!

With 1,400 delegates attending the 2019 Awards, the production needed to be extravagant, creative and professional, with exceptional attention to detail in order to meet the expectations of the awards sponsors who play a significant part in the event’s success, as well as exceed the expectations of the audience who see what we put on each year!

Publican Awards 2019



Outside of the venue our aim was to ensure the delegates experience started well before they entered the venue, emphasising the client’s objective of a night to remember. Guests arrived on tuk tuks for a bit of fun before walking down the red carpet and entering thorough the LED columns with the events logo.  No expense was spared in order to create a phenomenal and memorable event for the client and their audience.

Inside, the space was split in two. The awards set and stage in various forms spanned the entire room. Projection mapping implemented by our technical team, and content created by our internal studio truly brought the space alive. An impressive, animated opening sting, again created by our internal team of graphics designers and animators was shown across both 30 foot screens and the giant 3D lettering. Both 1:1 screens showed live relay of the host and winners ensuring all guests within such a large space were engaged with the production. And the 30 foot screens held all hero content for the Awards presentation.

As with any live event of this size and scale, the management behind the live relay and filming needed to be extremely precise. There was no margin for error when cutting to and from speakers and the audience, ensuring a seamless and professional experience for everyone involved.

To add to us giving a point of difference to this year’s show we worked with William Reed on the stage entertainment, they booked DUKE, a beatbox band to do the live walk up’s….this was the perfect fit to work with Alan Car and celebrating everyone’s success. We had the legendary Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfait’s son, Rick Parfait Jnr, and his band RPJ play on the after party stage, he always gets keeps the party going!

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for your hard work. It was nothing short of amazing. Everybody on site worked so hard, we can’t say a big enough thank you.”

Events Manager

William Reed Business Media