ACT Wins Big at The Association Excellence Awards 2021

The Association Excellence Awards celebrate and encourage the vital work that associations and industry bodies do for and on behalf of their members to ensure their voices are heard and their causes are championed.

This year’s ceremony took place on 7 October 2021 at the Kia Oval, London, where we at the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) were delighted to receive awards in all three of the categories that we had entered.

“Amazing. I’m always in awe of what your tight team achieves on limited resources. Still the premier treasurer group globally in my view.”

Neil Wadey, Group Treasurer, British American Tobacco.

So, what did we win, and for what?

GOLD. Best Association Virtual Event (under 700 delegates)

First up was the award for Best Association Virtual Event (under 700 delegates), where we won the top award for the ACT NOT the Annual Dinner, which took place on 11 November 2020.

Live catering with hampers, innovative Zoom breakout sessions, and great entertainment were just some of the winning highlights mentioned in the judges’ comments. It truly was a fantastic evening, and it was so wonderful to see more than 300 guests in their finest attire enjoying light-hearted conversation over their very own hamper of wine and cheese, which added to the great atmosphere. My personal highlights included my chat with our speaker Louis Theroux (I’ll never forget Tatiana the baboon…), inspirational insights from the Archbishop of Canterbury and ACT member the Most Revd Justin Welby, and the amazing mentalist tricks from David Meade (how did he do some of those things?).

SILVER. Best Association Virtual Event (over 700 delegates)

The ACT also won Silver for the Best Association Virtual Event (over 700 delegates) for its Annual Conference held 5-8 October 2020.

With essential timely content, a fresh new format, and being accessible from anywhere in the world, the annual conference was presented online for the first time. More than 1,700 delegates from 46 countries joined us to explore ‘Balancing risk: championing sustainable growth’. We focused on the key part risk plays in any treasurer’s day-to-day role, as well as the dual meaning of sustainable growth, in terms of sustainability both from an environmental perspective as well as that in terms of general financial growth – topics that have never been so relevant.

GOLD. Best Association Team

What a brilliant way to end the ceremony, with the award for Best Association Team! This third win in the final category of the whole event was so wonderful to receive! That my team won the best Association team, in what we hope will remain the toughest year ever, was amazing and more than well deserved.

You can hear a little more about it in this interview: https://youtu.be/7lTcEyVAzq4

It was a fantastic day in all, meeting colleagues and friends, and celebrating in person. And well done again to my team - so proud of you!


THE WINNING TEAM (REPRESENTATIVES)


By Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT

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