29 Oct 2020

We are delighted to announce the nominations for our Affiliate of the Year Award.  This year there are three awards, which will all be presented via a virtual recorded awards ceremony by Adrian Benedict, Chair of AREF.

Winners will be announced on 11th December 2020, (a link to the recording will be available on the AREF website and sent out to members on the 11th).

The nominations for Affiliate of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:  

Voting has begun with the AREF Board and AREF HQ each having a vote. 

Wishing all the nominees the best of luck!

Our other awards this year are:

  • Investor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – every fund member is invited to submit their fund for consideration which is then judged by the AREF Investor Committee. Submissions have been received and we will announce the short-list next week (week commencing 2nd November 2020).
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution – this award is given to an individual who has gone the extra mile in terms of their involvement in AREF & their commitment to the evolution of the association & industry, the award winner will be announced on 11th December 2020.

For full information on our awards, including the deadlines, purpose, selection criteria, selection process and previous winners, please visit our AREF Annual Awards page.


Clare Whyte

Clare Whyte

Head of Marketing & Events, AREF

Clare is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development and execution of the marketing strategy for AREF. 

Clare leads on event management, liaising with committees and members to schedule, plan and deliver an effective events calendar for the association.  She also has overall responsibility for brand, as well as the design, development and production of marketing across both digital and offline channels, including the website.