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NABS Centurions Honoured at NABS Big Bash


The newly-crowned were feted at 1,000-strong gathering

NABS Centurions Honoured at NABS Big Bash

The NABS Big Bash, the charity’s annual fundraising event and focal point of its Centenary celebrations, last night revealed its ten NABS Centurions.

The newly-crowned Centurions were feted by a 1,000-strong gathering at Battersea Evolution in what has become the biggest event in the ad and media industry calendar.

The final ten Centurions were chosen by a judging panel which included NABS luminaries: Jeremy Bullmore, Cilla Snowball, Stevie Spring, Phil Georgiadis and Simon Daglish who studied the nominations to find the industry’s truly remarkable individuals; those who go that one step further, both inside and outside of work and really are un-sung heroes.

The ten NABS centurions are:

·         Amy Mason, PA to the CEO, MD & managing partners, Havas Media
·         Amy Tippen, account manager, AMV BBDO
·         Ben Mellor, comms planner, Manning Gottlieb OMD
·         Ben Newman, art director, ARC London
·         Milo Williams, copywriter, ARC London
·         Glen Christie, communications manager, Advertising Association
·         Hannah Jones, senior planner, Mediacom
·         Jessica Swettenham, senior account executive, MC2
·         Jon Goldsmith, associate director, Mediacom
·         Rachel Mackenzie, account manager, MEC Manchester

Jessica Swettenham was named as the overall winner and received a grant of £2,000 from Daily Mail Group to help further her career within the industry.

Guests enjoyed a night of glitz and glamour with a ‘futuristic’ theme that both celebrated NABS’ Centenary and looked towards the future with its ‘100 and Beyond’ initiative. A star-studded line-up of entertainment provided by names including Rory Bremner and the Mystery Jets gave the audience a night to remember.

Zoë Osmond, CEO, NABS, said: “The NABS Big Bash is always a night to remember. This year is a particularly significant one as we celebrate one hundred years of supporting those who work in every part of this dynamic industry. NABS exists solely because of the goodwill and generosity of its supporters, and the Big Bash is a significant forum for us to recognise their contribution.

“NABS has a relevance for everyone in the industry. The Centurions initiative was created in recognition of the young un-sung heroes who play a vital part in making it what it is. Their passion, infectious personalities and generosity shines through all that they do.”

An astonishing performance from Marc Mendoza, newly appointed chairman, Havas Media raised a record amount through the annual money-can’t-buy charity auction, which included prizes such as:

·         Rock legends package containing tickets to see Robbie Williams, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones

·         The ultimate VIP experience at the Capital FM Summertime Ball

·         Internships at ITV and Telegraph Media Group

·         ‘A Day In the Life of Carolyn Everson’ – a day shadowing the vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook

·         A trip for two to the Googleplex in California.

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NABS, Mon, 13 May 2013 08:59:22 GMT