Best Motivational Event Award

Sponsored By


Stroke Association for Life After Stroke Awards


Blue Diamond for Blue Diamond Awards
RBS for LOV Awards
Stroke Association for Life After Stroke Awards
Shell for Make the Future Live



Sylvia Smith

Senior Director of Sales - Global, Hyatt

Ben Goedegebuure

Global General Manager EMEA, Maritz Global Events

Jane Baker

COO, Timebased


The Judges’ Comments

The organizers of the Life After Stroke Awards created an emotionally powerful event that achieved the objectives of engaging with more supporters and raise substantial funds so that the Stroke Association can change the way people think about this devastating disease. The jury was particularly impressed by the fact the event enlisted the support of so many powerful influencers and celebrities but that the focus is truly on stroke survivors by celebrating their achievements and showing the tremendous spirit and determination after their stroke. In the lead-up to the event an extensive and effective social media strategy was put in place which included celebrity interviews and live interviews on the night, hosted by a previous award winner who is a young stroke survivor and who did a spectacular job in conducting the interview.

The powerful and emotional dinner event highlighted stroke survivors from all ages as well as their families, friends and colleagues which made it relevant to a wide community and could touch so many. In the view of the Jury, the passion of the Stroke Association in creating a memorable, celebratory and relevant event is very clear. The inhouse events team is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people affected by stroke, the ultimate belief being that together stroke can be conquered.