How do I organise an awards / presentation event?

Coordinating an award ceremony or a presentation event can be a rewarding, if challenging, task. An award ceremony can be part of a dinner or other meeting, or a standalone event, formal or a more relaxed gathering. The benefits of marking your members’ achievements, qualifications and completions are evident: you are recognising local talent and progression, bringing together like-minded achievers, demonstrating the strength of the local profession, and hopefully building foundations for future recruits to your institute council.