Introducing the Incentive Awards
Now in our sixth year, we continue with our mission to recognise and reward the very best employee programmes, great people and amazing technology which showcase exceptional execution, creativity and innovation. Sign up for our latest news.
Our 2021 event will take place on Wednesday 24 November at the prestigious One Moorgate Place, London – and this year we are planning an event with a difference, along with all the excitement and anticipation that you have come to expect, we will be inspiring attendees with stories of courage and determination.
We have assembled an incredible judging panel comprising of industry experts and leaders from across the globe. As always they are challenged to discuss and debate each nomination, ensuring that only the best of the best secure the top prize.
Tickets to attend the evening are now available – come along and join the celebrations.
The 2021 event will provide the perfect chance to toast the industry’s finest achievements, whilst providing a greatly anticipated networking opportunity and the chance to celebrate with friends old and new.
There are 14 diverse categories to choose from, so if you operate in the incentive, reward or recognition industry, run a successful employee programme, developed ground breaking technology, or believe you deserve to be crowned Company of the Year – we welcome your nominations.
Congratulations to all the IA21 short listed nominees – view here
We look forward to celebrating with you on Wednesday 24 November 2021.
Our 2021 Partners, Sponsors and Supporters
Our goals are to deliver an environment that promotes networking, content & knowledge sharing. This will deliver growth and retention and heighten the awareness of IMA Europe.
WHAT TYPE OF ORGANISATIONS ARE OUR PRIMARY CUSTOMERS
Any companies involved within the supply chain of the Incentive, Reward & Recognition industry. This will include a non exhaustive list of industry professionals including, Incentive Agencies, Solution Providers, Performance Improvement Agencies, Trade Associations, Loyalty Professionals, Software Providers, Fintech, Fulfilment Houses, & Gift Card Professionals.
WHAT DO OUR MEMBERS WANT
Members want opportunities to learn about the current market status and where the market is going whilst engaging with fellow peers. The industry then becomes more professional and members are able to bring added value back to their own organisations.
WHAT IS OUR BUSINESS
We are the representative body of the Incentive, Reward & Recognition industry. We deliver a professional Board to guide and direct the facilitation of member activities to include four pan European events per year, webinars, monthly publications and virtual monthly networking.
WHAT SHOULD IMA EUROPE MEAN TO OUR INDUSTRY
IMA Europe aspire to be the oracle to obtain industry knowledge, education,legislative information and news. By providing quantifiable, independent and reliable sources of information we place ourselves as thought leaders in the Incentive, Reward & Recognition industry.
Packed with news, features, and analysis of the issues that matter to senior-level incentive buyers, corporate end users and employee recognition and engagement program managers, we do our very best to make an engaging magazine and website with a bit of personality – after all, it’s a great industry!
With comment and case studies from many of the industries’ most respected experts, Incentive&Motivation is guaranteed to keep you up to date with the latest happenings, innovations and best practice taking place in the incentive space.
Collection Pot firmly believes this is the time to offer something different and be a positive disruptor, doing all we can to maximise collections and fundraising efforts to generate greater returns for all contributors.
Collection Pot is an expanding UK based Fintech business, focused on bringing group collecting into the 21st century, providing secure online collection and disbursement of funds.
Collection Pot can be used for any occasion or event you can think of where you would like a group of people to virtually get together to create a collection.
Collection Pot allows monetary donations of any value, in sterling or euro, ensuring everyone can show their appreciation, wish good luck or celebrate good news.
• We are proud to host a growing selection of products and services in our supplier directory. With 24 categories to choose from, finding the right solution provider has just got easier.
• Our fortnightly, free newsletter provides articles on all the hot topics and newest solutions across the global gift card, rewards, loyalty and incentives markets.
• We have a strong affiliation with GCR ( Gift Card Recruitment) who are the leading company supporting start-ups and scaling SMEs in this space with retained recruitment projects for mid to senior level talent
• The Gift Club Job Board is dedicated to the gift card, rewards, loyalty and incentives market and job adverts can be seen by all levels of industry specific candidates who are looking for new career opportunities.
• The Gift Club Network Hub is our free online meeting place offering a micro community for all buyers, sellers, clients, suppliers, peers and friends!
• Our Advice & Consultation Services are typically for businesses who are new to this space or those who wish to reposition their product. Our advisory service can assist through the introduction of industry experts who can help take new solutions to market.
Please get in touch with us – firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
We believe there are three key pillars to achieving better customer relationships: Relevance, Attractiveness and Timing. By understanding customer data, we are able to achieve each of the 3 pillars; therefore, elevating the customer experience and brand loyalty.
We also believe that loyalty and reward programs should be aligned with a greater purpose, so we created the motto, “Rewards with a Purpose”. We incorporate methods and solutions that incentivize and inspire customers to play an active role, whether by increasing the contribution of citizens to a national cause, incentivizing customers to increase their spending and engagement with a brand or simply providing rewards to increase customers’ saving on their purchases.
Becoming a WiiN-woman means growing your global and professional network of other women in your industry, who are prepared to champion each others’ causes and ambitions.
Expect a dynamic space in which to share and compare business models from around the world with fellow female leaders and benefit from the creation of more opportunities in your industry.
At our HQ we employ over 120 highly skilled developers, architects and enthusiastic individuals that make us one of the best companies to work for in Hungary and with the highest staff retention rate of any IT company. Our 4 million Euro revenues and our new purpose built offices in Budapest and satellite offices in Szeged and High Wycombe means we can attract the best people. We have a strong emphasis on Research and Development that secures high level solutions for our clients.
Among our 100 plus strong client list we maintain are such global giants as BMW, Sony Music, the Irish Post Office, Bertelsmann, RTL Group, British Telecom, Vodafone and Tesco. Others include Lagardére Group, WestLB, National Bank of Hungary and the RAI Media.
We established a London office in 2015 and following the appointment of Andrew Wilmot as CEO of our UK & Ireland operation and its rapid growth we now have an office also in High Wycombe.
We proudly announce the foundation of P92 Incorporated based in Palo Alto which will spearhead the growth of our North America business.
If you are interested in Partnering with us for IA2021 please get in touch with
We are delighted to announce our 2021 judges.....
Cadence is passionate about corporate responsibility and the role businesses play in ensuring we leave a better world for future generations and has recently joined the Youth Group in a non-executive role on their Promises Council, working to improve the outcomes for young people around the world.
Debbie was privileged to be President of the Global Incentive Council based in the USA during 2014/15 and was asked to speak at the Incentive Marketing Association conferences in the US for three years in a row, raising the profile of incentives globally and sharing best practices.
Debbie founded The Incentive Company in 2015, driven by a desire to partner with clients and passionately work on their businesses to deliver their incentive goals, developing the best possible system and gathering the top incentive minds.
In 2019, Debbie was a founding member of the Middle East and African chapter of the IMA, bringing her desire to take IMA to Africa a reality, in order to build best practices and implement networking for the industry community.
Debbie has been published numerous times in the South African Loyalty and Incentive industry, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Debbie is passionate about improving people’s performance and rewarding them for their efforts, is a founder and Director of The Incentive Company.
Co-Founder WiiN Global
Current secretary of the MEA chapter of the IMA (Incentive Marketing Association)
President of the Global Incentive Council 2013 to 2015
First African to attend the IMA for 5 consecutive years
Invited to present sessions at three of the IMA Summits on incentives from a global perspective
Has written a white paper on Incentives in India
Has been published in numerous SA publications regarding incentive and loyalty best practice
Regular speaker at industry and loyalty conferences
Rabih is an adamant believer in a more humane and compassionate “alliance” between brands and customers, and that any rewards program should play an active role in achieving a higher purpose than the commercial benefits for both brands and consumers.
In 2020, his company, Related, was awarded the Best Industry Service Provider and Best Technology Solution as part of the international Incentive Awards, London. Rabih has also received acknowledgements from top-executives in the region for his dedication and thought leadership.
She started her career as Media Planner/Buyer in media agencies, progressing to run pieces of business such as Ford, Nokia and Shell. After a decade of working on client business, she explored her passion for developing other people and retrained as a coach. Diversify into working in the Learning and Development field, thriving on developing initiatives to support, engage and challenge others to become the best versions of themselves. Most recently, she has been working in a number of organisations designing and delivering a variety of programmes including leadership development, management practices, change initiatives and team effectiveness
An early advocate of using technology as the enabler of innovation, John and his team were responsible for the first UK on line rewards platform, the first UK open loop incentive prepaid card and more recently for developing international programmes using a cloud-based SaaS platform. With a strong belief that it is the quality of programme design that fundamentally drives the effectiveness of incentive and motivation solutions, John was also responsible for establishing the Diploma in Incentives and Motivation with the IPM to drive professional standards and provide an industry qualification that all can benefit from.
John was awarded ‘Trailblazer of the year’ by the UKGCVA and recognised for his ‘Outstanding contribution to the Industry’ by the Incentive Marketing Association.
Amongst others he has been a guest speaker to the Master’s Degree Course in Cyber Security Management at the University of Warwick, the Maritime Security Industry Conference and Cargo Security Intelligence seminars, Barclays Bank and CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy.
In his spare time, in addition to watching and enjoying his children play sport, Mark is a Lead Coach for Greater Birmingham County Men’s Rugby Team and a selector for the Midlands U18 Schools Rugby, which forms part of the England RFU Talent Pathway.
She ran a busy private nutrition practice in Wimbledon for three years, gaining experience in the practical side of nutrition and what motivates people to make changes. She specialised in workplace nutrition from 2014, having become aware of the huge 'nutrition gap' and potential for making a difference to organisations and their workforce both in terms of mental and physical health.
Angela has since built a team of workplace wellbeing practitioners including BANT and AfN registered nutritionists as well as mindfulness and mental health specialists.
The company provides workshops on a range of topics with a strong nutrition focus, from healthy meal planning to food for the mind and better sleep. The SuperWellness Challenge is a longer term programme which has been implemented widely across diverse sectors including finance, media, hospitality, transport and construction. The programme is among the very first in the UK to deliver an independently reported ROI, through a reduction in sickness absence costs.