A time for recognition and thanks
The Bodyshop Awards 2020 and 30 Under 30: Rising Stars initiative were held together as a live virtual broadcast on 29 April 2021.
The virtual interactive offering featured an embedded “who’s who” networking opportunity. Each audience member set up their own personal profile (name, company name, job title, bio, photo) so that others could connect with them either by text or video chat.
There was also a live Twitter wall where the audience could post messages which appeared on the event platform. There was also a prize for the best audience photograph, as judged by the Bodyshop magazine team.
The event itself began with our hosts Penny Mallory and Jason Dawe taking the audience through what they could do using the platform, how to interact via the live Twitter feed and “who’s who” networking, and how to enter our competition.
Following the introduction was a celebration of 2020’s 30 Under 30: Rising Stars. All 30 winners appeared on the big studio screen holding their trophies, with the audience cheering them on virtually via the Twitter wall. There were also video interviews with two of the winners, Faye Tindall from INDASA and Nathan Carruthers from ENHANCE, followed by “day in the life” videos from two more winners – Tom Leggett from Thatcham Research and Michael Massey from 3M.
Next up were the Awards, with the unveiling of each of the finalists and winners in all 17 award categories.
The whole event lasted for 90 minutes.
There was also a welcome message from Plenham CEO, Jason Moseley, which could be accessed anytime in the lobby area of the virtual platform, along with a catch-up facility for all registrants wanting to watch any or all of the show post-broadcast.
Initially scheduled for a live event at the ICC in Wales, the Bodyshop Awards 2020 event was postponed and became digital for the well-being and safety of all participants during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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