From the judge’s table: tips for winning a housebuilding award

By Alex Reid Acting as a judge at this year’s Housebuilder Awards has been a great reminder of the quality of UK housebuilding and development. One of the most coveted awards in the industry, the Housebuilder Awards are now in their 18th year. The awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of the sector, including customer…

TikTok, time is up for the traditional Grammy awards

By Emily Chen Avid readers of the SEC Newgate newsletter will be familiar with my scepticism for traditional awards shows; the recent Grammy Awards ceremony however, was different. The 64th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday evening in Las Vegas, and this year’s winners represent a shift towards the democratisation of award ceremonies.   The success…

Golden… Gone? The declining relevance of awards shows

By Emily Chen On Tuesday, the winners of the Golden Globes 2022 were announced across social media. Unlike last year, there was no telecast or live streaming. According to a press release from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), this was due to Omicron precautions. This statement seems out of tune with Los Angeles Times…

In it to win it – the ups and downs of industry awards season

By Alice Wilkinson At SEC Newgate UK, we are great advocates of industry awards. Currently, we are in the throes of awards season – when submission deadlines follow hot on each other’s heels, as award organisers strive to fit the entry process and the award event into the same year. For us, industry awards are…