750 of the exhibition industry’s finest descended on the Business Design Centre on Friday 20 May to celebrate the fifth annual Exhibition News Awards.
Winners and special commendations were given in 19 categories covering company and individual achievement. A judging panel made up of industry executives from the venue, organiser and supplier sectors decided each.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Employer (sponsored by esprecruitment) Winner: Business Design Centre Special commendation: Melville Exhibition and Event Services
The Green Award (sponsored by Interchange Communications) Winner: Fresh RM Special Commendation: Earls Court and Olympia
Best Supplier to Exhibitors (Sponsored by Marketpoint) Winner: Melville Exhibition and Event Services Special commendation: CEVA Showfreight
Best Supplier to Organisers (Sponsored by Boothseal) Winner: ASP Special commendation: Melville Exhibition and Event Services
Best Venue (Sponsored by SO Group) Winner: Excel London Special commendation: Manchester Central
Best International Venue (Sponsored by Agility Fairs) Winner: ADNEC Special commendation: Suntec Singapore
Best Launch Show (Sponsored by Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre) Winner: Golf Live – Brand Events Special commendation: Baby Show for Trade – Clarion Events
Best Consumer Show (Sponsored by The Events Venue at Bluewater) Winner: Gadget Show Live – Upper Street Events Special Commendation: Ideal Home Show – Media 10
Best Trade Show (Sponsored by ACC Liverpool) Winner: Caffe Culture – Upper Street Events Special commendations: ICE Totally Gaming – Clarion Events Technology for Marketing and Advertising (TFM&A) – UBM Live
Best Designer (Sponsored by B Brown) Winner: Mark Wilday – Clements and Street Design Build Special commendation: Phil Baker – Melville Exhibition and Event Services
Best Client Support Provider (Sponsored by Octanorm) Winner: Mike Chambers – Melville Exhibition and Event Services Special commendations: James Barnett – DB Systems Jenni Green – Showlite
Best Venue Marketer (Sponsored by Thorns Group) Winner: Adi Clark -The NEC Group Special commendation: Tom Lambregts – Earls Court and Olympia
Best Venue Event Manager (Sponsored by International Confex) Winner: Neil Davis – Olympia Special commendation: Chris Owen – Ricoh Arena
Rising Star (Sponsored by Business Design Centre) Winner: Clare Barker – Fresh RM Special commendation: Rob Chapman – CloserStill Media
Best Salesperson (Sponsored by Red Recruitment) Winner: Rosie O’Neill – Ocean Media Special Commendation: Matt Bradley – Legend Exhibitions
Best Consumer Show Marketing Manager (Sponsored by Total Displays) Winner: Michael Enser – National Boat Shows Special commendation: Sarah Sandys-Renton – BBC Haymarket Exhibitions
Best Trade Show Marketing Manager (Sponsored by Showplans) Winner: Lucy Pitt – CloserStill Media Special commendation: Ruth Galpine – UBM Live
Best Operations Manager (Sponsored by Hamilton Rentals) Winner: Lourda Derry – easyFairs Special commendation: Miriam Sigler – Clarion Events
Best Event Director (Sponsored by Excel London) Winner: Andy Gibb – Ocean Media Special Commendation: Kate Chambers – Clarion Events
Check out the June edition of Exhibition News for the full list of winners and pictorial highlights from this year’s gala celebration.