Saturday 14th May 2022

Martial Arts Business Awards


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham City Centre

Get ready for the awards event of the year! We’ve got special guests and great entertainment lined up, and not only that, this event is exclusively for NEST clients.

Book your tickets today!

Only £65 per person

Everything you need to know


Being a martial arts business owner can be hard work, not only are you running a business and all that comes with it, you are also running a lifestyle business that changes people’s lives; from improving people’s fitness to giving people the confidence to stand tall. We want to recognise that effort and celebrate the achievements of you, our clients with the Martial Arts Business Awards.

“The Awards Dinner is the top priority in my martial arts Calendar”

Past Attendee

Video highlights from previous Awards Dinner

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – ROSS KEMP

We are so thrilled to announce Ross Kemp as our special guest speaker at this year’s awards night.

Ross Kemp is a BAFTA award-winning actor, author and journalist, who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. Since 2006 he has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed, award-winning documentaries.

In recent years Ross has built a reputation as one of TV’s most exciting and hard-hitting documentary makers. After a brief meeting with a member of the infamous ‘Bloods’ gang in California, Ross went to Sky 1 with the idea for a new series, Gangs, for which he won a BAFTA for Best Factual Series and was nominated on another occasion.

We cannot wait to hear from Ross, and don’t miss your chance to see him – book your tickets today!


About the Day

Daytime Workshops

We’re putting on four sessions for you to choose from during the day before the Awards in the evening. See the agenda below for more details

Dinner and Awards

Join us at our black tie Awards Dinner and celebrate success and recognise contribution to the Martial Arts Industry. It’ll be a great time to network with other Martial Art school owners and instructors and you may even leave with an award!

On Arrival

You will arrive at 6pm for a welcome drink in The Royal Suite where you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken by a professional photographer, then at 6.30pm sit for a 3 course dinner, which includes half a bottle of wine per person.

After Dinner

After dinner, we have Ross Kemp joining us to deliver an after-dinner speech. You will also have an opportunity to have a photo with them or take a selfie! Following on from the Ross Kemp, we will have a special charity raffle for your chance to win some amazing prizes.

Following on from the speaker, we will have a special charity raffle for your chance to win some amazing prizes. 

Awards

We will then move on to announce the winners of the 2022 Martial Arts Business Awards.

Lets Dance!

You will then have the opportunity to party and have a dance!

Book individual tickets or reserve a whole table!

AGENDA

Awards Dinner: Saturday 14th May

18:00 – Pre-dinner drinks in The Royal Suite

18:30 – Seated for dinner

20:00 – After dinner speaker

21:00 – Awards Ceremony & Raffle

22:00 – DJ and dancing

01:00 – Evening finishes

Dress Code: Black tie

Venue: 
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton St, Nottingham NG1 5RH

Ticket price:
 £65 per person or book a table of 10 for only £500

*Prices include VAT. Tickets are subject to availability. Travel to/from the conference and overnight accommodation is not included in the price. There is no cost for parking at the Crowne Plaza (see NEST for more information on the day).


Martial Arts Business Awards – Could you be a winner?”

Motivate your team: Being part of an award winning team is a powerful way to inspire and motivate your team and colleagues.

Great for your reputation: All winners will go home with a trophy and will also receive a digital award badge for you to place on your website, social media, emails, Get Into Martial Arts listings – anywhere you want. Showing that you are an award-winning business will show your customers and potential customers another trust point of your business.

And that’s why the Martial Arts Business Awards will “Inspire Outstandstanding Performance” You will inspire others to be great at what they do, to create goals and smash them!


Awards Categories

All school owners will receive a special “Blackbelt Business Attitude” award to take back to your club.

Nominations are now closed.

Business Growth

Nominated by NEST
Criteria: This school has shown the highest % business growth from 1st January to 31st December 2021

Business Retention

Nominated by NEST
Criteria: This school has shown the highest % student retention from 1st January to 31st December 2021

Franchisor of the Year

Nominated by NEST
Criteria: The Franchisor that demonstrates the highest level of business support and professional framework for their Franchisees.

Franchisee of the Year

Nominated by NEST & Franchisors
Criteria: The Franchisee that has shown exceptional dedication, business growth and retention whilst following the guidelines of their Franchise Agreement and brand.

Best New Business

Nominated by NEST
Criteria: This client joined NEST in either 2020 or 2021 as a startup business (non-Franchise) and has since shown remarkable business acumen with measurable achievements. They’ve come into the world of business with a bang and are definitely one to watch!

Business Innovation

Nominated by School Owner
Criteria: This business has made changes that make their running smoother, smarter and better than ever! Innovations could range from, implementing time-saving office procedures to creating “new to industry” programs.

Outstanding work in Community

Nominated by School Owner. You can either self-nominate or nominate someone else
Criteria: This business, or individual within this business, has made positive impacts within the community, so tell us all about it! This could be either the business itself or the School owner, Instructor, member of staff or the students.

Outstanding Personal Achievement

Nominated by School Owner. You can either self-nominate or nominate someone else
Criteria: Within the last 2 years this individual has accomplished a goal they are extremely proud of. This could be a personal development goal, or a goal to significantly help others.

Business Warrior

Nominated by Client
Criteria: This is a person in your business that you could not do without. An unsung hero whose ongoing dedication and support allows you and your business to be the best they can be. We would like a description about who they are, how they contribute and what they mean to you and your business.

Alison Ducker Award Inspirational Women in Martial Arts

Nominated by NEST
This Award has been created in recognition and in memory of the wonderful Master Alison Ducker who we sadly lost last year. She was a remarkably accomplished Kuk Sool Won 7th Dan Black Belt, an esteemed business owner and a dedicated wife and mother. But above all she was kind and humble. We would like to honour her by recognising other inspirational women in our Martial Arts Industry.

Book your tickets today!

Only £65 per person

Location & Accommodation


Venue

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton St, Nottingham NG1 5RH

Parking:

Attendees get free car parking at the Crowne Plaza – please see a member of the NEST team to get your pre-paid parking information or listen for announcements on the day.

Driving Directions

From the East Midlands Airport
(EMA) : Join M1 and travel north leaving the motorway at J25. Take A52 towards Nottingham and continue on this route into the city centre. Follow signs for Royal Centre and Concerts Hall. If using Satellite Navigation please use postcode NG1 5FW. 

Train Station Nottingham
Follow Maid Marian at the roundabout take the 2nd exit pass the Strathmore and turn right in Derby Street, turn right again getting in the left hand lane, at the lights go straight on sign posted hotels – take the first left to access the car park

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Martial Arts Business Awards

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham City Centre

Get ready for the awards event of the year! We’ve got special guests and great entertainment lined up, and not only that, this event is exclusively for NEST clients.