DC Thomson Events, part of DCT Media, provide creative solutions to bring brands to life and engage with key audiences via the platforms of trusted content and strong local connections across Scotland.

Event Portfolio

  • The Press and Journal Business Briefings
  • The Cherries Awards

Upcoming Events

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  • No.1 Amazing Women Awards

    No.1 Magazine celebrates everything that strong Scottish women stand for and now we are creating a special night, coinciding with International Women’s Day to showcase all of the amazing achievements that women across Scotland have fought so hard for. The event will recognise and reward our amazing women from across Scotland at our glittering awards ceremony to be held at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow and will provide a fantastic platform for showcasing the very best of amazing women in Scotland.

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Every brand and every business have great stories to tell and DC Thomson Events offer the unique opportunity to promote these in front of engaged and captive audiences.

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  • Aberdeen’s Sports Awards celebrate the wealth of sporting achievements and contributions made by local athletes, volunteers and clubs.

    Supported by active Aberdeen Partnership, who passionately promote sport, physical activity and health opportunities within Aberdeen, these awards showcase the city’s wealth of sporting achievements and recognise the work that goes into the vision of making Aberdeen the most active city in Scotland.

    This prestigious event will be held at P&J Live on the 3rd October and is Aberdeen’s moment to let our sporting stars shine.

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  • This year we are celebrating seven years of The Courier Business Awards and we want you to celebrate with us.

    The prestigious awards, held at the Apex Hotel Dundee on Saturday 26th October, recognise business and individuals from across Tayside, Fife, Perthshire and Angus; businesses and individuals with entrepreneurial flair, who are pushing the envelope in the pursuit of commercial success and who go that extra mile to serve their customers and put the community at the heart of everything they do.

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  • This year is our very first Society Awards

    The awards aim to recognise and reward hard-working businesses within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s retail, entertainment, leisure, food, drink and tourism sectors, After all, they are what makes the north-east such a fantastic and vibrant place to work and live in.


    This prestigious event will be held at the Sandman Hotel in the heart of Aberdeen on Thursday, 7th November

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  • Vows Awards is quite a party – 700 people from the Wedding Industry get together to celebrate the best suppliers the Scottish Wedding Industry has to offer. Hosts of this energetic lot have included Karen Dunbar, Elaine C Smith, Des Clarke, Craig Hill and Fred MacAulay.

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  • The prestigious Press and Journal Energy Ball is not only aimed at recognising the hard work of the oil and gas industry, but celebrating it, too. A fantastic opportunity for networking, the ball is one of the highlight’s of the energy sector’s social calendar each year.

    Held annually, this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, as it is taking place at Aberdeen’s new, state-of-the-art P&J Live. An evening of high quality cuisine, outstanding entertainment, drinks and dancing, the Energy Ball at the Granite City’s exciting new £333 million entertainment venue is not to be missed.

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  • The cHeRries Awards, now in it’s 13th year, recognise excellence in the field of human resources, training and recruitment. The annual event features 10 award categories and the prestigious Top cHeRry award given to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding contribution to the HR Industry. The 2020 award ceremony will be held on Thursday 4th June at P&J Live, Aberdeen.

  • Our Amazing Women Awards 2019 will be held again at the Old Fruitmarket Glasgow on Thursday 7th March, in celebration of International Women’s Day. No.1 Magazine celebrates everything that strong Scottish women stand for and now we are creating a special night to showcase all of the amazing achievements that women across Scotland have fought so hard for. From kind gestures to building empires, these women – our colleagues, friends and family members – are the backbone of our country and that’s why No.1, Scotland’s glamorous glossy wants to recognise those women with a special evening of celebration.

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  • Join us throughout the year with our up-close networking breakfasts giving the opportunity to meet and put questions to the likes of Sir Tom Farmer, Jim McColl OBE, The Lord Advocate, Sir John Curtice and many more guest speakers and panellists.

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  • Utilising and extending the popular ‘menu’ brand, the Menu Food & Drink Awards will celebrate and recognise producers and purveyors of quality food and drink, with emphasis on originality, across the Tayside region.

    Hosted at a prestigious Old Course Hotel, St Andrews on the 28th March 2019, but with collaboration amongst the top hotels and chefs in the industry, this event will be truly unique.

    The emphasis of the awards is of course food and drink and therefore this will be the focus of the event;  Each course will be a celebration of the individual chef, and very much served in style, with complementing wine.


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  • In the second of our P&J Business Breakfast Series sponsored by Deloitte and Turcan Connell the topic is Economic Forecast.

    With our EU exit looming what impact will this have on our businesses and the economy in the future?

    How can you prepare your business?

    Attend the Press & Journal Business Briefing for insights and advice

    Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 07:00am – 09:15am, Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen.

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