The team at Glee have reason to celebrate having recently been awarded a prestigious accolade by the event organisers’ leading trade body, the Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO). Beating off stiff competition, Glee’s operations team were crowned the 2015 winners of the Best Organising Team of the Year.
This highly respected award is given to those organisers who have excelled in demonstrating the collaborative nature of organisation, whilst clearly outlining and meeting objectives and achievements, and continually thriving for improved productivity, efficient and performance – something the Glee team at i2i Events Group has demonstrated in everything they have achieved to help Glee successfully transition into the show it is today.
Kelly Yeo, Glee’s senior operations manager said: “We are beyond excited to have won. It is of course fantastic to be recognised for our hard work by our peers, but more importantly this award is testament to the ongoing support of the garden retail industry which collectively has helped Glee to develop and grow. Everyone from the show’s exhibitors, to its visitors, supporting trade associations and media have all come together in the last two years to demonstrate their support for the long-term future of the show, and it has been absolute joy to be able to help turn this support into the show we see today.”
Winning the AEO Best Organising Team of the Year was no mean feat. Pitted against teams from across the event and exhibition industry, many of which commanding significantly bigger budgets, Kelly and Hannah Heinemann – the full contingent of Glee’s operation team – knew they had to work hard to create stand out. However the facts spoke for themselves. A new location, growth in the show’s footprint and exhibitor numbers was all supported by a major turnaround in the show’s Net Promoter Score (NPS), something that no other show was able to so successfully demonstrate.
Glee’s event director, Matthew Mein added: “The Glee operations team is a vital cog in the wheel, and without them we would not be able to put on the show that we do. No job is too much for them, and no doubt I echo the thoughts of all our exhibitors and visitors when I congratulate them on this most deserving win. We couldn’t be prouder.”