Building good relationship with clients ‘essential’ says Eclipse MD as company prepares to produce Global Energy Awards in landmark year

Eclipse managing director Robin Purslow is highlighting the importance of building a strong relationship with clients as the company sets about producing the Global Energy Awards for its landmark year.

The Global Energy Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts, celebrate their 20th anniversary this year and Eclipse will be there to produce them as they celebrate their milestone.

Robin has been involved in producing the awards – known as ‘the Oscars of the energy world’ – since their inception in 1999 and flies out to New York every December for them. Indeed, Robin is thought to be the only person who has attended every awards ceremony since they started.

Last December, Robin and three other members of staff from Eclipse – a production manager, content designer and operator and head of scenic – attended the 19th awards and worked with a local team to put on the event, attended by CEOs of the world’s biggest energy companies.

While some event owners may have ‘shopped around’ and worked with a number of event production companies during that time, S&P Global Platts have continued to work with Eclipse. Robin believes it is due to three major factors: Continuity, good relations and ingenuity.

He said: “I’ve got a good relationship with the client and it’s all about people in this business. I know these awards inside out and we provide continuity that others can’t offer.

“S&P Global Platts feel comfortable with us and that is so important in the events world.”

Eclipse’s creative focus is also what helps keep the presentation of the awards fresh and exciting to attract so many business leaders to the gala black-tie event and why it is contracted to produce the 20th and 21st editions of the Global Energy Awards in New York.

“Creativity is an integral part to Eclipse’s business. While we have worked on the awards for a long time, we understand that it is important to push the boundaries in event production and that is why our head of scenic and content designer flew out to work on the awards.”