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The changing face of award ceremonies

By Jodie Guilford, event sales manager at London’s Science Museum The face of corporate award ceremonies has changed a lot in the modern climate, to meet the needs of the evolving workforce, as well as new technologies and trends. Many companies are choosing to move away from the formal gala dinner format of the past, and are opting for an event which is much more modern and less rigid in structure. We are noticing a new trend at The Science Museum for auditorium bookings, to allow key speakers to deliver awards presentations and speeches.

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