Mind Media Awards

A sensitively crafted show


Broadsword were honoured to manage the Mind Media Awards at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. This high-profile event celebrates the best reporting and portrayals of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media and attracts A-list celebrities, media industry professionals, sponsors and supporters.
Our event team were appointed to provide full event management, production and content services including live streaming, gathering video content and post production of film clips.


Mind Media Awards 2018



Event Management

We worked with Mind to plan and manage the ceremony, including a project timeline, co-ordinating with other suppliers and front of house management for pre-event and post-event drinks receptions. Our expert team ran the evening, overseeing delegate management and flow, installation and operation of all staging and technical equipment provision, stage management of technical and speaker rehearsals, as well as the co-ordination of the venue technical team.

Additionally we provided and managed an onsite registration system and check-in system with iPads and registration assistants.

The creative

This was a great project for Broadsword's creative department being tasked to develop the tone of content, including supporting with the script for the ceremony, which was hosted by Stephen Fry and producing a showreel presenting the shortlist for each of the eleven awards.

Video footage of the Awards ceremony was gathered, along with celebrity interviews, to create an events highlights film and standalone clips.

Enhancing the setting

Our stock holding of Edison light-bulbs on custom steel stands created an impactful backdrop and framed the in-house screen perfectly. We also enhanced the in-house lighting rig with moving heads and custom gobos to add to the atmosphere of the evening, particularly as winners took to the stage.

"Thank you for our superb event. It's been a delight working with your creative and efficient team. Everything that needs doing has happened smoothly and calmly, and it's been great to feel that we could completely rely on you."

Media Engagement & Awards Manager, Mind