Printing award certificates is part of any corporate awards ceremony

Hosting an awards ceremony is a great way to celebrate the talent within your company. Your employees work hard throughout the year, so taking the time to mark their achievements can make sure that they feel respected and valued. It’s also a great way to boost morale, and give everyone within the business a chance to let their hair down. Hosting any awards ceremony means printing award certificates, among planning many other small details!

Here are just a few of the things you will need to consider when organising a corporate awards ceremony:

What is the purpose of the awards ceremony?

The purpose of your awards ceremony can dictate all of your event planning. Is the event to celebrate a single person, perhaps a retiring CEO or MD, or is it to award multiple employees for their hard work and dedication? Dependant on the nature of the event, it can vary in size and gravitas – some award ceremonies are large and very lavish, whereas others are smaller, more intimate and personal.

How much money do you have to spend?

Whether you have a large budget or not can have a big impact on the event you are planning. It’s really important to have a good idea of how much you have to spend, and before you start planning you should draw up rough estimates of how much budget will be allocated to each aspect of the event. For example, you should get an idea of how much catering, venue and entertainment will cost, and do some research before you commit to any supplier.

Book a venue and finalise the menu

Once you have decided on the venue, you’ll need to book it for your specific date. Once you have done this you can decide on the decorations required, as well as any furniture or audio-visual equipment. If you’re serving food, now’s the time to finalise the menu with a caterer and ensure you have enough options for everyone (taking into account vegetarians or any other dietary requirements).

Printing award certificates and invitations

Once you have all the physical arrangements in place, you’ll need to organise inviting your guests and printing award certificates to hand out during the ceremony. You can offer an email address for people to RSVP to, this can help them to respond to the invitation more easily and in good time.

When everything is in place and all your guests have RSVP’d there’s nothing to do but draw up an itinerary for the event, and cross your fingers! When you’ve put all the groundwork in, the chances are your event will run smoothly and be a great experience for all.

If you need assistance designing and printing award certificates, we can give you the expert advice you need. We have over thirty years of experience creating certificates for organisations and businesses around the world, and can set up a free consultation to discuss what you’re looking for in more detail. Contact us and we’ll be in touch shortly.