A great team of people with breadth of expertise in all areas. In the lead up to the event, the team remained professional and adapted well to the difficulties with being in a unique venue. Everything ran so smoothly. The social media stuff was amazing! Simply Better Events played a big part in the success of this year’s Man of Steel and the positive feedback we’ve had from our guests is a credit to all involved.”
The Betfred Super League Man of Steel Awards is the Rugby Football League’s annual end-of-season awards dinner to honour players, coaches and clubs for their contribution to the sport.
Gorton Monastery was chosen as a new venue for 2017. Having such a unique setting with over 300 guests presented some challenges in terms of production but, as always, we found a creative solution.
We built staging and LED walls within the alter and projected content and live relay directly onto the Great Nave walls. We used graphics and creative lighting both inside and outside of the building, along with live flames, just a few of the ways in which we brought the event to life. We also live streamed the awards via Facebook to over 100K viewers.
The event was a huge success receiving strong publicity across all mainstream media channels including Sky Sports News, BBC One, Radio Two and the Guardian to name a few.