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Capturing the spirit of ‘SPARK THINKING’

Global events and communications agency presents its ‘Student of the Year’ award at the UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Beckett University

SPARK THINKING – the global events and communications agency – has named Jemima Blandy as its Student of the Year at the UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Beckett University.

The agency – the sister brand of global healthcare events specialist, Ashfield Meetings & Events – is well-known for its unique approach to live events and communications strategies, and works with such brands as Danone Nutricia, world-renowned think tank, the Milken Institute and iconic British brand, Jaguar Land Rover. Since 2014 SPARK THINKING has also delivered the production, exhibition and creative requirements for Leeds Beckett University’s graduation ceremonies, while supporting the Student of the Year Award for more than a decade.

Jemima received her SPARK THINKING Student of the Year prize at her own Leeds Beckett graduation ceremony this week, where she was celebrating achieving a first class BA (Hons) Events Management degree from the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM). Established in 1996, UKCEM is the leading provider of events education in the country.

Presenting Jemima with her prize, SPARK THINKING Account Director, Heather Sharp said: “We are very proud of our partnership with Leeds Beckett University. As a Leeds Beckett alumni myself, it’s not only rewarding being able to support the institution in a professional capacity, it’s also a huge honour to champion our next generation of thinkers, leaders and influencers through this award. It’s so important to recognise up and coming event planners, to encourage them and their creative approach to experiences.”

Jemima Blandy was thrilled to be credited by such a well-respected events agency.

“It’s a lovely surprise and a great accolade to be given,” she added. “The SPARK THINKING team and the events they deliver are really inspiring so I feel proud to be recognised in this way.”

“It was a pleasure meeting Jemima at her graduation and she is clearly a worthy winner,” adds Heather Sharp “She enthused passion and creativity which truly captures the spirit of SPARK THINKING. She’ll be a fantastic asset to our industry.”