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Absolute Corporate Events hosts second annual partner awards

Agency pays tribute to venues, hotels and DMCs at its second annual awards at MD Chris Parnham's London home

Pictured: The ACE board - Angie Mason, Jill Fleming, Chris Parnham and Jacquie Freer

Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) paid tribute to venues, hotels and destination management companies (DMCs) at its second annual partner awards event.

The ACE board - Chris Parnham, Angie Mason, Jill Fleming and Jacquie Freer - treated 20 of their favourite partners to an evening at MD Parnham’s home in London.

The board members were hosts for the evening, serving champagne and canapes, before Parnham presented eight ACE awards. 

Chris Parnham said: “This is my favourite evening of the year. Our partners usually do the hosting and we agencies benefit so much from their hospitality – this is our chance to host them, and treat them to an evening on us. 

“Hosting the evening at my home makes it feel more personal, and I hope my guests appreciate the personal touch. When else will you see Angie serving canapes, Jacquie pouring champagne, me taking coats and Jill clearing glasses?”

The eight awards, including the Absolute biggest award for the group that has benefited from the most ACE business over the last 12 months, were as follows: 

- Absolute biggest – Rebecca Petitjean, Starwood 
- Absolute newcomer – Kathy Bradley, All About Flights 
- Absolute deal doer – Peter Groom, FRHI
- Absolute promoter – Kai Schomann, Hotel Republic
- Absolute rock – Chris Ellis, Accor 
- Absolute cheerleader – Rachel Donnelly, Hilton 
- Absolute promise – Mags Shaw, Mags Worldwide
- Absolutely Fabulous – Lisa Lernoux-dock, Chewton Glen & Cliveden 

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