The Shine Awards 2024, The First Ever Corporate Alcohol-Free Awards Ceremony In The UK


Steps Together Group is thrilled to announce the inaugural SHINE (Steps Heroes IN Excellence) Awards, set to be the first ever corporate alcohol-free awards ceremony in the UK. This unique event, taking place on September 11th, 2024, at the iconic Titanic Hotel in Liverpool will celebrate the achievements of the company's dedicated teams while raising vital funds for the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA).

Partnered with Claritee Group and Nacoa, Steps Together decided to host its very first Steps Together Staff Award ceremony to celebrate 7 years of Steps Together, and the 2 year Anniversary of its newest Country Retreat, Rainford Hall in Merseyside

The SHINE Awards will recognise the hard work and dedication of Steps Together Group employees across 13 special categories. The evening will be a vibrant celebration, featuring alcohol-free drinks, live music, celebrity guests, and engaging games, promising a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Darren Rolfe: Founder and CEO of Steps Together

“We believe in celebrating our employees and promoting a safe and inclusive environment, we can’t wait to welcome those who are attending and make memories together at a fun filled alcohol free night, packed with entertainment, food and drinks.

The SHINE Awards are a testament to our commitment to both professional excellence and employee wellbeing. This alcohol-free event allows everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy the evening to the fullest.
The SHINE Awards are not just about celebrating success, they are also about giving back to the community. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to NACOA, a national charity dedicated to supporting children affected by parental alcoholism.”

Hilary Henriques MBE: Nacoa Founder and CEO

“We are so proud to be the chosen charity for the Shine Awards by Steps Together. With its innovative alcohol-free take, this is what being the change looks like. All the while raising funds and awareness for Nacoa and some of the most vulnerable children we have in our society.

Steps Together are creating a virtuous cycle which breaks down stigma and will lead to individuals affected feeling seen and know that they aren’t alone and that there are ways to protect themselves and feel better. We are starting on a journey that will change the lives of people in need and celebrate the unsung heroes in our community who support them.”

Alex Clapp : Founder of Claritee Group Ltd

"This event breaks new ground as the first alcohol-free corporate awards night in the country and we're so proud to be part of those first steps to what I believe will lead to more and more alcohol-free corporate events in the future as workplaces join the on-going cultural shift around alcohol consumption.

The work done by Steps Together is truly life-changing and we can't wait to celebrate their amazing team on the night, as well as enjoying each other's company and having fun, all while happily sober."

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