Who is behind
Damian & Anna Bailey
Founders, The Wedding Industry Awards
Damian is an award-winning wedding photographer. Prior to his wedding photography career Damian was in event management running both his own event company and working for other companies organising conferences and Awards all over the world. Damian’s wife, Anna, is also from a strong event management background. Damian & Anna have created their company, 23 Events Ltd, to organise and run The Wedding Industry Awards.
The ethos behind the Awards
For the last 9 years, Damian has been photographing weddings all over the country, every weekend. No wedding supplier sees more of a wedding than the photographer. He or she sees pretty much all other types of wedding supplier and their work from florists and make-up artists right through to caterers, DJs and bands. From the bride getting ready right through until well into the dancing, the photographer is there.
Week in, week out Damian sees talented, dedicated people working hard to help couples create the wedding of their dreams. Many recently married couples wanted the opportunity to publicly thank their best suppliers and vote for them to help them win a Regional or National Award but until The Wedding Industry Awards there was been nowhere for them to do this.
INTEGRITY, CREDIBILITY & RELIABILITY
The Wedding Industry Awards ensure that there is now a credible and reliable independent regional and national awards process and event. These are the only client-voted regional and national awards in the wedding industry and our judging panel is second to none in its breadth and depth of expertise and experience. This means that the results have real meaning and are useful to both the entrants and anyone organising a wedding and looking for great wedding suppliers both regionally and nationwide.We want to help anyone organising a wedding to make better educated decisions when looking for their suppliers.
If you are a wedding supplier wouldn’t it be great if couples could see that you’d won or been shortlisted for an Award for what you do? That you are the great at what you do not because you say so but because your clients say so and because our expert judging panel agree?
If you are organising a wedding and are confronted with a long list of potential suppliers would you book? The one who had been shortlisted or won an Award based on what their previous clients and our expert industry judges have said about them, or one of the others? Winning an award wouldn't be the only reason to book but it would certainly help.
The Awards logo has become a mark of the highest quality coveted by wedding suppliers all over the country and, most importantly, by couples getting married - A ‘kite mark’ for the wedding industry.