Entries for the RCM Awards 2023 are now closed and the shortlist has been announced!
We had a record number of entries for RCM Awards this year!
Below you will find further information about the next steps and the Awards ceremony!
Entrant – if you submitted an entry and are shortlisted for an individual award you will receive one complimentary ticket for you to attend.
Nominated entry – if someone nominated you/ your team and the entry is shortlisted, you will receive two complimentary tickets; one for the person who submitted the nomination and one for yourself/ a team member mentioned on the entry.
– Complimentary tickets are non transferable and will only be allocated to attendees who fit the criteria above.
Running order 2023
12.00 Drinks reception
14.45 Awards presentations
16.00 Post Awards networking
RCM member/ Charity
Single ticket – £120+vat
Table x8 places – £850+vat
Table x10 places – £995+vat
Non member/ corporate bookings
Table x10 places – £1,650+vat
Single ticket – £190.00+vat
We are delighted to announce our host for the RCM Awards 2023, Barnoness Floella Benjamin.
Floella Benjamin is a member of the House of Lords. She was born in Trinidad but was brought up in England. She was the first woman Trinidadian to be elevated to the House of Lords, and speaks on children’s, diversity, and media issues. Floella was successful in getting the government to bring in legislation for commercial broadcasters to provide UK made television programmes.
After leaving school Floella spent a short time in the world of banking and accountancy, but soon found her way into the theatre. She then appeared in numerous films and television dramas and became a household name after presenting children’s programmes Playschool and Playaway, before forming her own award-winning film and television production company.
Her broadcasting work has been recognised with numerous awards, including an OBE, a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award, and the J.M Barrie Lifetime Award for her lasting cultural legacy. She was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and appointed as President of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She also received a Damehood for her years of charitable work.
She has written over twenty-five books including Coming to England, which is now used as a resource tool in schools to explore the Windrush journey. It was also adapted by her production company into a film for the BBC.
Floella has sat on several boards and committees, including the Ofcom Content Board, the Millennium Commission, the National Film & Television School, and BAFTA.
She is particularly concerned with the plight of children and their human rights throughout the world and dedicates a great deal of time to supporting pressure groups and charitable organisations. Floella campaigned tirelessly for a Minister for Children to oversee joined up Government policy, a position which is now successfully in place. Much of her time is spent touring the country, visiting children’s hospitals, schools, and children’s homes to help advance the idea that the welfare, care and education of our children is of vital importance to our future.
Floella was the Chancellor of Exeter University, a Vice President of Barnardos, a trustee of SPARKS, as well as patron of several other charities including, The Home Farm Trust, The Sickle Cell Society and British Association of Play Therapist.
In the past she has been an advisor and supporter of many other organisations including Pre-schools Playgroups Association, Oxfam, Save the Children, Friends of the Young Deaf, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, Parent Network, WATCH (What About the Children), Turning Point, and Brixton Prison Education Department, Save the Children.