IPC Accessibility Consultant Wins at Sports Event Management Awards

At a black tie dinner in London last week, the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games were in full force, dominating the 2nd SportBusiness Sports Event Management Awards. The highlight of the evening for the Paralympic Movement was the recognition of Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting for its achievement at the Games. The company took the silver award in the category of Event Services. 20 Nov 2008 By IPC

Nick Morris, one of two Directors at Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting, was instrumental in the company’s work during the Beijing Games. He said that working along with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was also part of the tremendous success in managing to ensure the accessibility of facilities for all athletes during the Paralympics.

Nick Morris is widely recognized as a professional in the provision of workable solutions to disability issues of major events, infrastructure and building. In working as a consultant for the IPC with regards to accessibility, Morris provided his expertise throughout the course of the Beijing Games.

A silver award was also given to IPC Worldwide Partner Atos Origin in the Event Technology category for its work during the Games. Atos Origin successfully managed computer systems throughout the Beijing Games. The company was responsible for all IT aspects like designing and building systems, managing all the IT partners, running the critical IT infrastructure and networks, and the immediate distribution of competition results to the world.

This year’s SportBusiness Sports Event Management Awards attracted 150 entries from individuals and organizations worldwide. The event had a presentation of awards in 12 categories, including Ceremonies, Event Look, Event Marketing, Event Overlay/Facilities, Event Services, Event Technology, Hospitality, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution, Security, SportBusiness Sports City Award and Rushmans Award for Sport Event Innovation.

For more information on the awards, please visit www.eventmanagementawards.com.