Planet Mark Awards 2021

We worked alongside the Planet Mark team in a new location for the fourth edition of the Planet Mark Awards. Services provided included guest booking and management, sponsorship relationship management, budget management and cost control. Together with management of the judging process, script writing and production. The event delivered was an entertaining social evening with networking opportunities and a chance for companies to recognise their sustainable commitments and join the momentum of The Planet Mark.

“I just wanted to say an absolutely huge big massive thank you for ….well, everything. The Tour and the Awards have all be exceptional and it’s really down to your amazing professionalism.”

Claire Warmsley-Moss Head of Marketing, Planet Mark


ATOMICON is a conference focused on marketing, sales tactics and growth strategies for small business owners. After an online edition in 2020, the event came back with a bang featuring Dragon’s Den Star Deborah Meaden, Facebook guru Ann Handley, keynote extraordinaire Drew Davis, and TikTok star Kyne alongside a variety of other parallel sessions. The Sage Gateshead provided a perfect backdrop for the learning, alongside the entertainment on offer for attendees including Cyclone Machine, Selfie Spots, Gif Generator, sweeties, and a comfortable chill out zone. The fun started on the afternoon prior with member meet-ups, a Speaker party at ABOVE, and Pre-Party Jazzy Shirt Party at Livello. The event culminated in an after party at the hotspot Revolución de Cuba. Online guests were treated to live streams of the content alongside exclusive competitions and virtual parties. BeaconHouse Events managed venues, speakers, suppliers, AV, exhibitors, branding, registration and onsite delivery.

Thank you so much for today and what feels like the past eternity. Couldn’t thank you enough! Can’t wait to do it all again with you 🙂

Andrew Pickering, ATOMIC


Dynamites21: Awards

#Dynamites21 was back in IRL celebrating the top talent in the North East’s IT and technology sector. We welcomed 400 guests to The Great Hall at Newcastle Civic Centre. BeaconHouse Events have been hosting this annual event on behalf of Dynamo North East since 2014 providing the complete event management service from sponsorship generation, the judging process and production of the awards ceremony. See below for a full list of winners:

| Best Use of Data | BJSS | Connect Health
| Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Fueled | Cognassist
| Growth Explosion  | LDC | SoPost
| Innovator of the Year  | Sage | OPPORTUNI
| Project of the Year (Corporate) | Saggezza | iamproperty – movebutler
| Project of the Year (Not for Profit / Public Sector) | Red Hat | DWP Digital – Passport Benefit Checker
| Rising Star, in memory of Nate Sterling  | University of Sunderland | Elena Lanzarini
| Skills Developer  | Gateshead College | Baltic Apprenticeships
| Tech for Good  | tombola | Notify Technology Ltd
| People’s Choice Award | N/A | Peter Bakare – Nutri Troops
| Tech Champion  | Invest Newcastle, North of Tyne Digital, Good Work Pledge | Dylan McKee – Nebula Labs

Bring It On 2021: Net Zero North East

Following the success of Bring It On’s virtual programme in 2020, we were contracted to help support Bring It On North East’s 2021 hybrid event. Bring It On encourages students across the North East to pursue a career in Engineering. The event format was hybrid, filmed at a North East college location and live streamed to schools via YouTube on Thursday 4th November. BeaconHouse Events successfully planned and delivered the communications and logistics for the hybrid event. Part of the event delivery was to set up school class visits to various engineering company sites and match up numerous volunteer engineering professionals for a visit into a North East school on the event day. We reached 2,000 students virtually, with many of them engaging with an engineering professional via a site or in-school visit.

Thank you so much for everything, you have been so easy to work with and the quality of what you do has really impressed us all, here is to BIO 2022.
Carol Harrison, Bring It On

BeaconHouse crew were simply awesome, spotting and mitigating every single detail and then reacting when the completely unexpected popped up. You have kept me sane the last few days when things were becoming incomprehensible!
Andrew Stogdale, Spark Tees Valley

IBD Newcastle 2021

After originally scheduled for March 2019, this conference was delivered in a hybrid format in 2021, with a fantastic day programme of conference sessions, networking, exhibition and two social events. BeaconHouse Events managed budgets, ticketing, branding, website, venue liaison, speaker and sponsor management, AV and branding, alongside managing the onsite welcome for virtual and in-person delegation.


A series of online and hybrid events focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the cyber security sector. The month long tech festival featured Hybrid and fully online events to accommodate attendees across the month. BeaconHouse Events delivered this event on behalf of Dynamo North East. Services provided include event marketing, delegate management, sponsorship generation and relationship management, budget management and cost control together with event branding and onsite management.

Opencast Virtual ‘Fest’

We worked with Opencast to curate online themed gift boxes including festival swag, food and refreshments for 100+ of the team, delivered on the day of the online conference and festival.

The online festival featured live host, and a quiz and later some themed ‘tent’ breakout rooms. Members of the team were involved in filming in advance, so entertaining clips could be premiered at the event. The breakout rooms featured a live band, a comedian and rave room! The quiz was enhanced by using the live band to partake in the music round.

“the boxes are quality by the way – the kids are circling around some of the gifts like vultures….”
Festival Attendee

NBS: The Construction Leaders’ Summit – Building Better

This was the fourth instalment of a series of showcase events for NBS. A virtual conference with keynotes and panel sessions and over 1,000 delegates registered.

Working with their internal events team, BeaconHouse Events helped with the setup, management and speaker and staff training of the online platform. We also managed speaker test calls and running of the online platform throughout the day.

Thanks again for all of your help!
Jennifer Duffy, NBS

Northumbria University Small Business Leadership Online Event

We organised a virtual conference for Northumbria University Small Business Leadership programme participants. With COVID making it impossible for course participants to meet physically we helped our client design and deliver an interactive, engaging and professional virtual conference on zoom.

Our role involved speaker briefings, registration and delegate joining instructions, agenda format, technical running orders, rehearsals, technical production online and attendee support throughout the virtual event.

Just wanted to say thank you for all of your support four our conference yesterday and for helping it to run so smoothly. I’m sure that it would not have been successful without that support. In particular your help for me as host was invaluable … it’s not something I’ve done before or am particularly comfortable with (teaching seems different somehow!), so it was great to know that you had the technical side all sorted! Lots of lessons for our team to learn should we do this again and if we do, I’ve no doubt we’ll be in touch!
John Wales

Thank you so much for helping us to deliver today. Couldn’t have done it without you!
Sarah Stephenson, Programme Manager Small Business Leadership Programme, Northumbria University

Virtual webinars and meetings

We have delivered a whole range of virtual events, meetings & webinars for our clients across multiple platforms.

Services include:

  • Setting up online platform and populating content
  • Briefing speakers
  • Running technical rehearsals and test calls
  • Writing joining instructions for attendees
  • Creating onsite technical running order
  • Managing delivery of the event on the day including running polls, sharing video/slide content, offering technical support, managing breakout rooms, managing participant mics/video, monitoring event chat, capturing event images, providing full recording
  • Video production oversight and management –  writing briefs to produce stings, event video stitching, highlights videos
  • Post event reporting
Thanks for your patience and professionalism. It went soooo smoothly!
Richard Newson, National Children’s Bureau
Many thanks for your support with this. I thought there were some excellent perspectives there today and some really good insight too. Thanks again for all of your help. 
Steven Hugill, Editor, North East Times

Transport North East – Hybrid Workshops

We were contracted to support the hybrid delivery of the Transport North East Bus Project Stakeholder consultation workshops.

Our role involved planning the technical requirements and set up for smooth integration of both physical and virtual speakers and attendees. We also researched and confirmed the venue for the sessions and confirmed all requirements for each day, being mindful of social distancing and ensuring a COVID safe environment. We managed the virtual attendance registration process and facilitated the successful delivery of the sessions on the day managing both the physical and virtual event experience.

Thank you so much for organising everything and for being on hand to keep things running smoothly. We really do appreciate it. As you saw, we were running ourselves into the ground to get it going, so you were a saviour. 

Elizabeth Gilliard
Bus Partnerships Project Lead
Transport North East

Tees Valley Business Club Hybrid Event

We worked up a virtual solution and since April 2020 we have been delivering a range of services for the TVBC virtual event series, however with restrictions lifted we supported TVBC with a hybrid solution, working with AV Team to ensure a smooth delivery for both in person and virtual audiences, and similarly ensuring virtual speakers were broadcast live to all online participants and those within the venue.

Thank you for your positive engagement support and encouragement whilst moving TVBC online. You have been instrumental in the success of the events.
We thank you.
Jane Reynolds, Tees Valley Business Club