Exhibition News Awards 2014 winners announced at Excel

Excel London hosted the biggest night in the exhibition industry with the Exhibition News Awards 2014.

Around 900 guests were at the event last week, which saw CloserStill Media chalk up an impressive six wins. Excel London won Best Use of Digital and Best Venue, while Diversified Communications UK secured the Best Trade Show prize for lunch! 2013.

The evening began with Phil Soar being presented with the third Pioneer Award.

“This was the biggest Awards that we’ve staged to date and a reflection of the ever growing strength of our industry,” said Mash Media MD Julian Agostini. “It was a spectacular and memorable night, arguably the best we’ve hosted.”
All winners are listed below:

Exhibition News Pioneer Award

Phil Soar

Best Client Support

Winner: Penny Horner – Penny Banks

Best Newcomer

Winner: Kate Jackson – CloserStill Media

Best Venue Event Manager

Winner: Stuart Tomlinson – Earls Court

Best Organiser Operations Manager

Winner: Penny Law – CloserStill Media

Best Venue Salesperson

Winner: Angela Perkins – Ricoh Arena

Best Organiser Salesperson

Winner: Garry Tyson – CloserStill Media

Best New Organiser Team

Winner: FIT Events – FIT Show 2013

Best Organiser Marketer

Winner: Sophie Baker – CloserStill Media

Best Event Director

Winner: Julie Driscoll – i2i Events Group

Best Use of Digital

Winner: Excel London

Best Employer

Winner: Business Design Centre

Best Feature Area

Winner: Media 10 – Only Fools and Horses (Ideal Home Show)

Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: Olympia London

Best Supplier to Exhibitors

Winner: DB Systems

Best Supplier to Organisers

Winner: Showplans

Show Rising Star

Winner: FIT Show 2013 – FIT Events

Best Venue Under 4,000sqm

Winner: Sandown Park

Best International Launch

Winner: Cloud Expo Asia 2013 – CloserStill Media

Best International Venue

Winner: Amsterdam RAI

Best Venue

Winner: Excel London

Best Brand Expansion

Winner: Health + Care 2013 – CloserStill Media

Best Consumer Show

Winner: Ideal Home Show at Christmas – Media 10

Best Trade Show

Winner: lunch! 2013 – Diversified Communications UK

Exhibition News is the sister publication to Conference News and also owned by Mash Media.

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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