Howard Lake | 11 May 2013 | News · Amy Mason, PA to the CEO, MD & managing partners, Havas Media· Amy Tippen, account manager, AMV BBDO· Ben Mellor, comms planner, Manning Gottlieb OMD· Ben Newman, art director, ARC London· Milo Williams, copywriter, ARC London· Glen Christie, communications manager, Advertising Association· Hannah Jones, senior planner, Mediacom· Jessica Swettenham, senior account executive, MC2 · Jon Goldsmith, associate director, Mediacom· Rachel Mackenzie, account manager, MEC Manchester Jessica Swettenham was named as the overall winner and received a grant of £2,000 from Daily Mail Group to help further her career within the industry. Guests enjoyed a night of glitz and glamour with a ‘futuristic’ theme that both celebrated NABS’ Centenary and looked towards the future with its ‘100 and Beyond’ initiative. A star-studded line-up of entertainment provided by names including Rory Bremner and the Mystery Jets gave the audience a night to remember.Zoë Osmond, CEO, NABS, said: “The NABS Big Bash is always a night to remember. This year is a particularly significant one as we celebrate one hundred years of supporting those who work in every part of this dynamic industry. NABS exists solely because of the goodwill and generosity of its supporters, and the Big Bash is a significant forum for us to recognise their contribution. “NABS has a relevance for everyone in the industry. The Centurions initiative was created in recognition of the young un-sung heroes who play a vital part in making it what it is. Their passion, infectious personalities and generosity shines through all that they do.” An astonishing performance from Marc Mendoza, newly appointed chairman, Havas Media raised a record amount through the annual money-can’t-buy charity auction, which included prizes such as: · Rock legends package containing tickets to see Robbie Williams, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones· The ultimate VIP experience at the Capital FM Summertime Ball· Internships at ITV and Telegraph Media Group· ‘A Day In the Life of Carolyn Everson’ – a day shadowing the vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook· A trip for two to the Googleplex in California. ~ENDS~NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) is here to support everyone in the world of advertising and media. We offer unbiased professional advice and support, alongside crisis financial support. We also offer a wide range of everyday services and fundraising events that provide the industry with fantastic networking platforms.NABS is funded entirely by voluntary donations from the media and advertising industries it supports.NABS Advice Line 0845 602 4497For further information please contact:Jo Sensini [email protected] 0208 996 1800/ Jack Ferris, [email protected] 0208 996 1805More information about the Centurions:NABS Centurions were nominated by their line manager, boss or peer with applications presided over by Judges who picked the final ten. The judging panel included: Jeremy Bullmore (WPP), Cilla Snowball (AMV BBDO), Stevie Spring (BBC Children In Need), Naren Patel (Primesight), Phil Georgiadis (Walker Media) and Simon Daglish (ITV).The ten NABS Centurions won a seat at the NABS Big Birthday Bash, along with access to other career development opportunities. 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The NABS Big Bash, the charity’s annual fundraising event and focal point of its Centenary celebrations, last night revealed its ten NABS Centurions. The newly-crowned Centurions were feted by a 1,000-strong gathering at Battersea Evolution in what has become the biggest event in the ad and media industry calendar.The final ten Centurions were chosen by a judging panel which included NABS luminaries: Jeremy Bullmore, Cilla Snowball, Stevie Spring, Phil Georgiadis and Simon Daglish who studied the nominations to find the industry’s truly remarkable individuals; those who go that one step further, both inside and outside of work and really are un-sung heroes.The ten NABS centurions are: Advertisement NABS names its ten Centurions at record-breaking NABS Big Bash About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.