Posted: Friday 24th July 2015 in Events and Awards, News.
Summit Oscars

The annual Summit Oscars is a night of reward and recognition

The Summit Oscars is an annual event designed to celebrate
our staff and client achievements throughout the year. It’s a time when we acknowledge people and teams across the business
for their amazing results, efforts and of course there are a few comical acknowledgements in there too.

The Event and People Involved

It’s tradition that the Summit senior staff takes charge of the Oscars. This year, Emma Bailey, Head of CMT, and Dave Trolle, Head of Performance Marketing, planned and hosted the evening.

On arrival, we made our way down a red carpet whilst being papped by photographers. The red carpet led us into a hall of fame, the walls filled with “The Stars of Summit” (all current employees). Champagne and canapés were taken, whilst everyone slowly filtered in and chatted amongst each other.

The event kicked off in the great hall. Everyone was seated with even more delicious canapés and drinks as Dave hosted the show, inviting previous award holders up to announce this year’s winners. Hedley Aylott, CEO of Summit and Tony Patterson, COO of Summit, provided the comedy with a “News at 10” sketch.

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Emily Hakner with her Trailblazer of the Year Award

Following the more serious acknowledgements, the ‘comedy’ awards provided the laughs with the likes of Summit’s ‘Bromance of the Year’ competing in a sketch of ‘Mr and Mr’ and the story-telling battle for ‘Worst Client Moment’.

The Stars of the Show

Best Newcomer – Lucy Dixon
Lucy started her Summit journey 8 months ago and has made a conscious effort to get to know people all around the business.

Outstanding contribution – Oliver Birkwood
An integral part of the finance team going above and beyond, spending many late nights supporting the investment.

Contribution to the Office – Ilona Spohn
From her super friendly attitude to the way she organises staff lunch flawlessly, every week, a truly worthy winner.

Best Project – Durex
A new venture for summit – A great example of overcoming problems to become a success, pushing the boundaries and never giving up.

Client Development – Hornby
Grew the account and expanded internationally all from a consultancy pitch. Managed by SCM/CM.

Team of the Year – Marketing Solutions
A team that work well together, share skills & experience and help everyone else, every day.

Trailblazer of the Year – Emily Hakner
New business pitch extraordinaire, she has put herself forward for new experiences and has grown and developed at speed.

Summiteer of the Year – Emma Bailey
Emma has spent the last year winning the hearts of every Summit employee, resulting in getting this award, proving she lives and breathes her Summit values.

Anwar Sultan collects his Changemaker of the Year Award

Changemaker of the Year – Anwar Sultan
Chosen by CEO Hedley Aylott.

Worst Client Moment – Catie Harrison
A mix up between clients on a phone call – a moment Catie probably won’t be forgetting any time soon.

Dancing Queen (or King!) – Amin Jamalzadeh
For his efforts at every Summit night out and event. Safe to say Amin didn’t disappoint at the Summit Oscars after party!

Top Bants – Carl Hutchinson
Too many classic Carl moments to call upon, a true comedian.

Bromance of the Year – Martin & Jonny
These two proved their bromance in Summit’s very first Mr & Mr competition.

Staff feedback

Ilona Spohn, P.A. to Hedley Aylott – “Great night; learnt a lot I never knew about some people (e.g. how funny Nick Cranwell can be), loved the fact that we recognised work done by all teams and some individuals in particular and of course was truly ‘chuffed’ to be awarded an Oscar myself“

Rebecca Sharpley, Senior Client Manager – “It was great to see everyone dressed up looking beautiful, and amazing to see everyone rewarded for all the hard work and effort they had put in over the course of the year”

And finally…
A great big thank you to Carpetright, who provided the glamorous red carpet which made us all feel like celebs. Photography was supplied by the talented Andy Houghton and Tunes brought to us by Andrew Newton.