County Business Clubs came to us with an idea. To run a virtual awards night that allows for audience participation, celebrate and recognise achievements from Sussex businesses, and raise money for charity. 

The result was the inaugural Virtual Business Awards Sussex.

Using a bespoke virtual awards evening floor plan, the event included open networking, entertainment from a magician, experience boxes and post awards networking and drinks at Network My Pub.

Utilising the Chat feature during the event to share the donation link, the event also raised over £1,000 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity!

Their aim? To engage, celebrate and recognise the achievements from businesses across Sussex in 2020.

Our aim? To provide a floor plan that mimics a prestigious venue, and give the experience and format that replicates an in-person awards evening. With added interactivity for sponsors and attendees.

Event Delivery Overview:

Event Name: Virtual Business Awards Sussex

Type of Event: Virtual Awards Evening

Number of Attendees: 100

Event Features: Custom Floor Plan Design, Hosted by Network My Club team, Booking process and nominations managed by Network My Club

The Awards Floor Plan

Bradley & Sam Hosting The Event

Sponsors were given a ‘VIP’ area situated in the corner of the room, including company named table and logo. Attendees were pre-assigned tables. Businesses were given the option to book private 5-person tables or singular tickets.

Attendees were encouraged to mingle around the room at their own pace in between awards, engage with one another using the Chat Box feature and enjoyed some entertianment from a virtual magician! 

“I had the idea of bringing the Sussex business community together with a Virtual Business Awards.


After an initial brainstorm with Bradley, his advice, experience and knowledge was fantastic. He helped shape my idea and visualize the concept. From the first meeting, Network My Club’s support and ideas were impeccable on all levels. Time was not on our side but we managed to turn it around in just a few weeks and create an event that far exceeded my expectations.


If you are looking to host a virtual event of any kind, especially an awards night, I could not recommend Network My Club highly enough. From initial concept, marketing the event, through to implementing the idea, the team cover all bases. 


It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and look forward to doing so again in the future.” 


 Sam Thomas

Co-Founder, County Business Clubs

Dedicated ‘VIP’ Areas For Sponsors

Award Winners Were Invited Up On Screen

Alongside Sam Thomas, Managing Director of County Business Clubs, Bradley from the Network My Club team hosted the event throughout. This included engaging with sponsors on screen, displaying pre-recorded videos and inviting the six award winners on screen once they’d been announced!

Members of the Network My Club team were present during the event to assist. Anders sat on the Help Desk throughout to assist with any technical issues attendees faced. Claudia welcomed attendees to the event on the Reception Desk.

Such was the success of the event and response from attendees, plans to run future awards nights in 2021 have began.

“If anyone is looking to put on a virtual business awards then I would recommend that you speak with Bradley Hatchett & Sam Thomas.


They put on an amazing virtual event which was slick, engaging and a great way to end the year. They sent out little treat boxes with food and drink to everyone that attended and they did all this in under 7 weeks.”


James Turner

Head of Commercial, Creative Pod 

Forget cancelling. Forget postponing. Forget thinking it can’t be done online. Find out how we can work with you to create a memorable online event experience for you via the link below or book a test event on Remo with us to discuss it in more detail.