Nova Entertainment Awards 2018: Melbourne shines with market and CEO wins

The awards might have been held in Sydney but Melbourne won many of the key awards.

On Friday night Nova Entertainment held its annual Nova Entertainment Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. The awards might have been held in Sydney but Melbourne won many of the key awards.

Over 200 Nova Entertainment employees from Sydney and around the country attended the national staff event that rewards and recognises employees. Nova Entertainment staff can nominate and recognise their colleagues, or put forward their own individual or team campaigns and initiatives. It is also a chance for the Nova Entertainment group executives and CEO Cathy O’Connor to recognise high achievers across the company.

Guests were entertained by a live performance from Conrad Sewell and Thandi.

CEO Award winner Melbourne commercial director Andrew Will

Guests attending included Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell (Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty), Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli (Nova 96.9 Sydney’s Fitzy & Wippa), Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown (Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny), Melissa Doyle (smoothfm), Richard Wilkins (smoothfm), Cameron Daddo (smoothfm’s Mellow Music Evening Show), Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel (smooth 95.3’s More Music Breakfast Show), Dylan Lewis, Hayley Pearson and Shane Lowe (Nova 919’s Lewis & Lowe and Hayley), Nathan Morris, Natalie Locke and Shaun McManus (Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun), Cathy O’Connor (CEO), Paul Jackson (group program director), Peter Charlton (group commercial officer), Luke Minto (Nova 969’s commercial director and market lead) and Michelle Stephenson (newsroom manager).

Peter Charlton and sales high achiever Emily Mead – from Melbourne of course!

Nova Entertainment Awards winners:

Elio Tedesco Most Outstanding Operational Support – Technology Manager Luke McKew (Brisbane)
Best Project Execution/Team Collaboration – Nathan, Nat & Shaun’s Kalgoorlie Sausage Roll by Jesters (Perth)
Cultural Ambassador – Client Executive Anthony Zibara (GOS)
Best Client Campaign – Teacher of the Year for Bendigo Bank (ADE)
Future Leader – Promotions Project Manager Jessica Westgate (SYD)
Best Innovation or Idea – Best of SA (ADE)
Best Client Campaign over $100,000 – Sanitarium So Good (SYD)
Best Content – Genea’s Modern Babies Podcast (SYD)
Sales High Achiever – Agency Sales Executive Emily Mead (Melb)
Most Outstanding Leader – Head of Agency Sales Ben Dixon (Melb)
CEO – Melbourne Commercial Director Andrew Will (Melb)
Market of the Year – Melbourne (Melb)

Top Photo: Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor with the company’s team from Melbourne

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