What are virtual awards?

Our virtual award ceremony for 2021 has been designed to mirror the live setting, you can still get dressed up, have a drink and celebrate the amazing work across the housing sector.  The awards will feature an exciting line up with a live host and exclusive entertainment virtually through your tablet, phone or computer.

Awards host

Neil Mullarkey is a unique communication expert. You may recognise him from his performances in Whose Line Is It Anyway, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, QI, and two Austin Powers movies.

He co-founded the Comedy Store Players, Europe's top improv troupe, in 1985 with Mike Myers. Since 1999 he has been bringing the skills of theatre and especially improv to public and private sector organizations large and small across the globe. He has spoken at events in 24 countries.

He talks about the creative, communication and interpersonal skills that are vital in 21st century organisations.

Find out more

                  Neil Mullarkey


Benefits of attending the Welsh housing awards
Network like never before

On arrival at the Welsh housing awards, you’ll enter the networking lounge, a virtual space with a main stage and tables of six guests. Here you’ll be able to catch up with friends or even mingle with other guests at our virtual bar.

Each table uses video, audio and chat to allow you to interact naturally in real time. You can move around the tables to make new contacts or reconnect with fellow housing professionals, all the while getting the full benefit of the show from the main stage.

Collect your award on stage

If you are lucky enough to win the award category, you can virtually collect your award on stage and give a thank you to all those involved.

Secure your free place

Everyone is welcome to join our awards ceremony, invite your colleagues, tenants and customers to help celebrate your incredible achievements. Guests will be required to register for the event by booking either an individual ticket or table of six.

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Plan ahead and test your technology
Devices to use

Preferred device to use is a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile phones and tablets are also supported. We recommend booking a test session with our events team if you are using a device other than a laptop or desktop computer.

Browser and operating system

You will need to use Google Chrome or Firefox for PCs that use Windows. Google Chrome or Safari for Mac

Only Windows 10 is supported on the virtual event platform. If you have an older operating system, please get in touch and we can run a test with you.

Check your systems compatibility

Check your system's compatibility with the virtual event platform here, as well as your microphone and camera settings before attending.

What to avoid

Try to avoid an organisation's portal where possible (e.g. Citrix, Cisco)

Don't use a VPN if you can avoid it. Please refer to this article specifically about 'using VPNs to access Remo'

Please contact us for a test run if you are unsure.

Try out our test event

Pop on to our test event so you can see what to expect. If this is your first time using the virtual event platform, you will need to set up an account. On the day please use the same email address and password to access the event.

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