Generation Next Awards 2022: Our key suppliers

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Posted by: JasmineThompson
Posted on: 29/07/2022

Here at Generation Next, we pride ourselves on prioritising suppliers within the East Midlands to make our events come to life.

The Generation Next Awards Ceremony was held on 14 July, and we wanted to showcase the companies who helped our team deliver the event.


Venue – Chocolate Factory Events

Location: Derby

The Chocolate Factory is a multi-event space in Derby. It is home to Bustler Market – a street food market operating since 2017, which showcases street food, a wide range of craft beers and cocktails and a live DJ.

Alongside becoming the setting for the Generation Next Awards, the venue organised the street food trucks, Patty Freaks and Kebab Cartel, and provided bar services.

AV – The Conference Works

Location: Derby

The Conference Works has more than 40 years’ experience providing audio visual solutions to the conference and events industry.

Its team of in house set builders, crew, project managers and experienced technicians all work together like clockwork to bring an event vision to life.

From conferences, awards, product launches to exhibitions, Conference Works can provide you with an off the shelf package or tailor make your AV solutions to suit an event brief and budget.

For the awards, the team provided full AV support, set, staging and built the Instagram wall.

Photography – AV IT Media

Location: Derby

AV IT Media provides photography and video services for a variety of sectors. The firm’s client base includes the likes of Land Rover and BMW, Derby County Football Club, Pearl & Dean and Carmex

Ash and Cameron provided full photography services, and captured the atmosphere of the event. All the images can be found on the Generation Next Facebook page.

Awards – Hardy Signs

Location: Burton upon Trent

Hardy Signs is a multi-award-winning, professional and digital signage company that provides quality products and services to a wide range of business sectors in the United Kingdom and beyond.

As well as sponsoring the Excellence in Innovation and Technology category, Hardy Signs also created the awards for the winners. The acrylic plaques were produced in-house, and manufactured from 100% biodegradable material, in line with its five-year green vision.

Sweet wall – TTK Confectionery

Location: Nottingham

TTK Confectionery is a creative food gifting company, which creates quality confectionery with eye-catching packaging that can be upcycled and used again.

TTK supplied sweet pouches to hand out and display at the Instagram area, working alongside The Conference Works and Generation Next coordinator Kate. The sweets were picked up during the awards themselves and afterwards during dessert for people to eat or take away.

Dessert stand – Project D

Location: Derby

Project D is an artisan bakery that provides the nation with handmade doughnuts.

It provided and designed branded Generation Next doughnuts as a dessert option once the ceremony had ended.

Print – Soar Valley Press

Location: Leicester

Soar Valley Press offers commercial print, graphic design, signage and branded merchandise to businesses across the region.

The company printed the programme leaflets, which delegates used at the event to view the online programme.

The Generation Next Awards will return in 2023, where young professionals across the East Midlands can get their opportunity to showcase their achievements. To join our group of forward thinkers and keep up to date with all things Generation Next, get in touch with the team to enquire about membership. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more opportunities.

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