The second annual ACE Partner awards event

By Chris Parnham.

The ACE Board; Chris Parnham, Angie Mason, Jill Fleming and Jacquie Freer treated 20 of their favourite partners to an evening at Chris’ home in London last month.

The partner awards event is the ACE team’s way of saying thank you to some of its most faithful partners, including venues, hotels and DMCs.

The ACE Board were hosts and servers for the evening, and Chris presented 8 ACE awards, as follows:

Absolute biggest – Starwood, Rebecca Petitjean

For the group that has benefited from the most ACE business over the last 12 months

Absolute newcomer – All about flights, Kathy Bradley

As incentive business is our fastest growing segment we are now working with a preferred flight agent, and have so far flown to Cannes, Venice and Lapland with plans for Miami, Zanzibar, Russia, Rome, Malta and Barcelona

Absolute deal doer – FRHI, Peter Groom

Always there to get a bespoke and focused deal from a target hotel – successfully concluded a multi-event deal with Montreux Palace.

Absolute promoter – Hotel Republic, Kai Schomann

Working together on a number of joint fam trips and client events.

Absolute rock – Accor, Chris Ellis

Chris is always there, always available, always jumps in when we need him to, he’s like an extension of our team.

Absolute cheerleader – Hilton, Rachel Donnelly

Hilton have been generous and gracious hosts for team and client events this year

Absolute promise – Mags Worldwide, Mags Shaw           

Mags Worldwide are a brand new partner for ACE, and we are working on our first event together this autumn.

Absolutely Fabulous – Chewton Glen & Cliveden, Lisa Lernoux-dock

As one of our best friends, Lisa has supported us for client and team events, and we have worked together to improve the volume and quality of business worked on

Chris Parnham, ACE MD said, “This is my favourite evening of the year. Our partners usually do the hosting and we agencies benefit so much from their hospitality – this is our chance to host them, and treat them to an evening on us. Hosting the evening at my home makes it feel more personal, and I hope my guests appreciate the personal touch. Where else will you see Angie serving canapes, Jacquie pouring champagne, me taking coats and Jill clearing glasses?”