Up against some stiff competition from a variety of sectors, the award was presented to ICA’s Marketing and Event Officer Tom Lowndes at a special ceremony held on 12 July at the historic Drapers Hall in London. ICA were also thrilled to take home the award for Young Achiever of the Year presented to Tom for his work on the event.
ICA’s event celebrated the history of the cotton trade and the future of the organisation. Welcoming over 500 guests, the event encompassed the use of new technology, expert speakers, a visit from HRH The Princess Royal and culminated in a spectacular formal dinner where diners were entertained by West End performers.
Delegates described the event as “Simply stunning!” “Quite spectacular.” and “Best event ever.”.
After accepting the award, Tom said: “I’m delighted that ICA has won the TAF Event of the Year award. When we embarked on this project we set out to deliver an event that celebrated the diversity of our community along with its rich 175 years of history. This award is now testament to the hard work and dedication that the whole team at ICA showed, coming together as one team with the same goal – to deliver an event which will be remembered for years to come.”
This is the second time that ICA’s track record in trade association best practice has been acknowledged by TAF after previously winning ‘Website of the Year’ in 2015.
Supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the TAF awards recognise, reward and promote best practice amongst trade associations in the UK and are a chance for members to showcase their achievements.