Pendle, which incidentally is where Pennine Events was born, has a wealth of high-performing world class businesses and the Business Awards was a high quality celebration evening to recognise and celebrate their achievements.

We created a stylish brand image which set the tone for the fully-integrated set design, all the animations, lectern, room décor and the video presentations.

The evening was attended by 250 people, commencing with a drinks reception with live background music, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner leading into the awards ceremony. It was all hosted by BBC TV and Radio Presenter Graham Liver. Live entertainment included a singer, pianist and a table magician.

The set was contemporary, corporate, clean and slick including HD screens integrated into the 'flats'. Lighting colour washed the set and 'front lit' the presenter. The set and the podium area were on a specially created stage carpeted in matching colour. The room was wall washed with coloured LED with the lighting 'dimmable' from a central control point.

A key part of the evening were the high quality videos we produced beforehand featuring the sponsors playing in the introduction to each award, which seamlessly interlinked to the live filming and broadcasting we carried out throughout. Each pre-recorded video had a professional voiceover and this was carried through to the winner's announcements backed by stylish screen animations and graphics.

Our experienced editor seamlessly switched between Live Cameras, Video Playback and 'Graphics' properly mixed into a consistent video output to all screens to ensure faultless performance.


We provided all of the equipment including:

  • Staging & risers
  • Stage set
  • Projection Rear Projection Screen (16:9) widescreen
  • High Quality, High brightness 'corporate' grade Projector 8500K Lumens output with 4 lamp system for redundancy ' backup. Projector with DMX control in order that it can be dimmed with lights when not in use including 'shutter' for true black output rather than video black
  • Plasma / LCD Screens on stands
  • High quality but 'discreet' sound system including both main and ancillary speakers and sub bass hidden away for low frequency extension
  • Microphones
  • Full audio mixing facilities
  • Audio Playback facilities
  • Lighting - all stage, set lighting and room wall washing, all fully DMX controlled and operated from same point with lighting desk
  • Radio communication such that all technical staff and director / presenter could talk to each other discreetly mid show
  • Video camera facilities linked to central vision mixer
  • Video Playback facilities and 'Graphics' PC / Media Server linked into vision mixer



The event was organised for less than a £20k budget (excluding venue and food).

Event Testimonial

"This year they were bigger and better than ever. The ACE Centre was once again a fantastic venue and everyone had a really good night."

"It created a real buzz over a very long time and we're sure that this year's event will have exactly the same effect." - Allan Buck, initiator of the Pendle Business Awards