“Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It), that’s what spells success” – Sy Oliver / Trummy Young
Heropreneurs Awards 2018
- Highly professional
- Highly experienced
- Great to work with
- An expert in your profession
- A great problem solver
- Superb with people
- The best in your field
Weren’t we lucky to have you!
Words cannot express how delighted I am with last night.
Heropreneurs is a volunteer-run charity providing free-of-charge bespoke mentoring and support services to ex-Armed Forces personnel establishing their own entrepreneurial businesses as they transition back to ‘Civvy Street’.
The Heropreneurs Awards were created to recognise the achievements of ex-Military in businesses, celebrating the transferable skills this community brings to the workplace; while raising the Heropreneurs profile.
Amanda Rayner Images worked closely with the Chairman to mould the structure and substance of this important new scheme, delivering all aspects of the event from creation to Judging and final production.
“I enjoyed the Awards Ceremony. It was a triumph. The quality of the citations, the categories, and the orchestration of a very complex programme were all first class. The effect was not only extremely professional but also great fun.
Most importantly of course the veteran entrepreneurs themselves were made to feel really, really special!
Congratulations on an outstanding evening”.
General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO
COBSEO – THE CONFEDERATION OF SERVICE CHARITIES
Youth Business International Global Summit 2013
Youth Business International (YBI) is a global network with over 40 member countries, which helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. Every three years a different member country hosts a global summit, and 2013 it was London's turn.
The London Summit involved:
- a getting-to-know-you challenge, at Vinipolis
- a launch at the Institute of Directors
- a reception at Marlborough House hosted by HRH, The Prince of Wales
- three days of conference and workshops – all at different venues
- The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards annual dinner at the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters in the City of London.
MS Life is an ambitious event for any organisation, let alone one the size of the MS Society, which represents the 100,000 people in the UK who have multiple sclerosis.
It is a three-day, bi-annual one-stop event that features the latest research findings delivered by the top MS specialists in the UK (and often Europe); 30+ workshops; 100 stand exhibition as well as a sponsored mile-long ‘Wheel-and-Walk’, a fully [disability] accessible club night and a fabulous fashion show where all the models have a disability linked to MS.
Amanda Rayner worked on the first MS Life in 2006, and every one since. In 2009 the event was held at the spectacular Sage in Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
For this event Amanda was not only second-in-command to the Head of Conferences at the MS Society but was also in charge of health and safety. A big remit when you consider that of the 2,000+ people who attended the event over its three days, 20% had some sort of disability.
Race in the Media Awards (RIMA)
RIMA was an award scheme backed by the Commission for Racial Equality which ran from 1992 – 2005. For the first decade Amanda Rayner Images was responsible for all aspects of the event.
- Attracting sponsors
- All administration such as handling all entries, maintaining budgets and logging entry fees on behalf of the CRE, insurances etc.
- Overseeing all judging aspects, such as co-ordinating 57 judges across the various categories
- Negotiating all aspects with the venue, including menus that satisfied ALL faith dietary requirements: no beef, no pork, no alcohol in sauces, no shellfish, no milk/meat combinations etc.
- All technical aspects from script writing, overseeing graphic design and identifying music
- Table planning
- Overseeing PR
- Health & Safety
Thanks to Amanda's understanding of the demands of the Race in the Media Awards, her various contacts and enthusiasm for all aspects of the event, which would have cost the CRE £quarter-of-a-million, within five years it became self-funding and delivered year-on-year increased PR for the organisation across all media platforms.
In my line of business, you make many professional friendships along the way. These are the people that not only deliver the required level of service for your clients (which is the minimum requirement), but do it with the courage, conviction (and honesty) that some clients rarely get to experience. I am very happy to say that this is certainly true when working with Amanda on an event.