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Sponsorship opportunities

 Category Sponsorship

Sponsors will have an unrivalled opportunity to promote themselves in the run up to the Awards and to highlight their involvement on the night.

These benefits are spread across PR, online activity, direct marketing and networking, providing a solid platform for account management and new business opportunities.

By becoming a category sponsor for the BD Architect of the Year Awards you will benefit from:

 Pre-event publicity

  • Your company logo will appear on all BD Architect of the Year promotional advertising
  • Sponsor branding on the event website – including logo and profile on both the sponsor page and on your category page.
  • Promotion of the BD AYA’s on both bdonline.co.uk and ecobuild.co.uk websites.
  • Your company logo will appear on all e-shots.
  • Tickets will be branded with your logo.
  • Use of the BD Architect of the Year Awards logo on your own company marketing.

At the event

  • Branding in the BD AYA’s sponsor lounge at the ecobuild show.
  • Table of 10 positioned in a prime location at the awards.
  • Your company logo will appear on the screens throughout the evening.
  • Company logo to appear on all event signage where appropriate.
  • Full page advert in the awards programme.
  • Your logo and profile in the awards programme.
  • A senior representative will be invited to present the winner’s trophy for the category you support.

Post event

  • Bdonline.co.uk will feature extensive coverage of the event and the Awards winners.
  • Your company name will be featured within the editorial coverage where applicable.
  • Full report from the awards sponsorship including guest list (Name & Company Name), you will also have access to photography (UBM to supply) from the evening which you can include in any post marketing campaign in support of your involvement at the BD AYA’s.

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Additional & Alternative Sponsorship

Pre Dinner Drinks BD AYA Reception Sponsor

Every one of our guests is invited to join us prior to the Awards, for a champagne reception.

BD AYA VIP’s and sponsors meet and greet their colleagues and clients and network with peers with a welcoming glass of champagne before the evening’s activities commence.

Gain greater exposure with our audience by sponsoring the reception and help to shape the evening.

  • Branding at drinks reception and on signage in the Platinum Suite Foyer
  • Branding on tickets as drinks reception sponsors
  • VIP table of 10 at the awards in the sponsors’ area (close to the stage)
  • Branded champagne glasses
  • Waiters to wear branded tops or sashes
  • Branded bar serving drinks
  • Branded lighting

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Awards Private After Party

In addition to category sponsorship we are keen to work with partners to do something a little different on the night.

Why not host your own VIP drinks or After Party on the floating Sunborn hotel or at venues adjoining the ExCel, along the Royal Victoria Dock. Please enquire to discuss opportunities further.

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The BD AYA Best Building of the Last 12 Years Competition

BD is holding a special competition to celebrate 12 years of the BD AYA’s. In the run up to the Awards the BD online audience will put forward suggestions for the best building of the past 12 years. This will be whittled down to a shortlist of 12 contenders. On the night of the Awards attendees will vote live from the shortlist to determine the Best Building of the last 12 Years.

  • Competition will be promoted via the BD AYA Sponsors lounge at ecobuild on Architecture Day and at the awards, whereby guests can vote on the night
  • Competition branded in association with sponsor pre & during the event via BD and Twitter
  • Sponsor branding to appear on screens alongside ‘competition’
  • Table of 10 positioned in a prime location at the awards
  • Your logo and profile in the awards programme
  • Sponsor representative to present prize live on stage
  • Host to thank Sponsor for their support

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Branded Gifts on the Night

We want to celebrate the best in architecture and we want to celebrate every architect that helps improve the environments in which we live, work, learn, and play. Help us thank all of our guests and reward them for the incredible work they do.

Gifts will be placed on tables for all guests or handed out as guests leave the awards. Gifts can be sourced by the sponsor once approved by the BD Architect of the Year Awards, or we can take on all the work for you.

    • HUMP Back Pack Covers (est. £2.65 per unit)
    • iPad Cases (est. £5.91 per unit)
    • Pastel Power Phone/Gadget Chargers (est. £5.58 per unit)
    • Gift Bags; compass, scales, sketchbook, LEGO
    • Table decorations / additions

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Please contact us for further information on any sponsorship opportunities:

Penel Tait
T: +44 (0) 20 7921 8019
E: penel.tait@ubm.com

Joanna Cook
T: +44 (0) 20 7921 8107
E: joanna.cook@ubm.com