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Launchpad Awards 2018

The project

The Launchpad Programme provides free support to pre-startup and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region. Since launching in 2016 they have helped 2,500 people and the aim of the Launchpad Awards was to celebrate these businesses and their success. The client wanted the award ceremony to have a relaxed and informal feel. An industrial warehouse had been selected as the event venue and we brought in wooden benches and street food vendors to create the desired atmosphere. The décor for the event was kept minimal. Branding company, Side by Side, designed unique, giant letters spelling ‘Lauchpad’, displayed across the stage. Each letter represented a different type of business the Launchpad Programme supports. The venue was lit up with branded up-lighting and fairy lights. Live entertainment was provided by Absent Average performing contemporary covers.

The services

Event project management

Programme coordination

Event registration & delegate management

Supplier sourcing & management

Event furniture

Staging & AV

Event décor


Event entertainment

Speaker & award nominee coordination

On site event management

Event set up & break down

Guest registration management

Programme & stage management

Event staffing

Client testimonial

When we decided to host the first ever Launchpad Awards ceremony we knew we would need an events company with a good track record, so it was reassuring to us that You & Us were the first company that everyone recommended. As soon as I met Laura I felt instantly at ease, I knew I could trust You & Us to manage the event and take care of all the suppliers and keep me updated with progress. We had regular emails and phone calls and it was great to have Laura there as a sounding board for ideas, using her previous experience to ensure our event was a success. I would recommend You & Us to anyone wanting a professional, well executed event and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
– Anna Smith
Launchpad Programme

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