UBM closes Awards division

Global event organiser UBM’s Awards and Partnerships division has been closed, with activities “absorbed” into other UBM businesses, according to a company statement.

Calls through to UBM partnerships Director Mark Judson have been greeted with a recorded message which says that “Unfortunately this department has now been disbanded”.

Callers are then redirected to the main UBM switchboard number.

Judson’s own Facebook page on Friday 7 February, said: “Free from UBM…” while an event producer at UBM, posted a picture on Friday of empty desks at the firm’s Ludgate House offices.

An initial UBM statement said: “Following a recent review of the UBM Awards & Partnerships business, UBM took the decision to dissolve UBM Awards as a separate UBM division and to absorb its activities into other UBM businesses. A consultation process with the Awards team is currently under way and is expected to be concluded shortly.

“UBM will continue to operate the National Business Awards, together with a number of other awards events which are closely linked to UBM’s mainstream tradeshow event portfolio.”  

UBM had recently announced that CEO David Levin was to leave his role four months earlier than previously announced.
 
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