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UK's EN Awards announces 2019 winners


Exhibition World's sister publication Exhibition News hosted its the 13th annual EN Awards at Battersea Evolution on Friday 22 March.

The annual EN Pioneer Award, given each year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition industry, was awarded to Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group.

Entertainment was ably provided by international rugby star and tv pundit David Flatman, along with DJs Justin Wilkes and Jason P who ensured that guests took to the dance floor at the afterparty.

EN editor Nicola Macdonald commented: "It was another fantastic EN Awards celebrating the very best of the exhibition industry. Huge congratulation to all the winners and to our 2019 EN Pioneer Award recipient Ray Bloom, who has truly been an innovator, trailblazer and pioneer over the course of his career."



Check out the full list of winners below:


EN Pioneer Award

Ray Bloom – IMEX Group


Best Newcomer

Marlon Doyley – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Jasmin Mathans - CloserStill Media


Organiser Salesperson of the Year

Aidan Gibbs – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Liz Taylor- CloserStill Media


Organiser Marketing Team of the Year

Vitafoods Marketing Team – Informa Exhibitions


Operations Team of the Year           

Vitafoods Operations Team – Informa Exhibitions

Highly Commended: 20-20 Events Ltd & Maelstrom Event Solutions


Best Event Director

Alex Harden – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Chris Down - CloserStill Media


Event Tech of the Year       

CREST Planning Limited & the Halo Event Management System


Best Supplier to Exhibitors                



Best Supplier to Organisers               



Best International Venue

RAI Amsterdam


Best Venue Under 8,000sqm            

Business Design Centre


Best Venue Over 8,000sqm               

Manchester Central

Highly Commended: The NEC


The CSR Award

Business Design Centre

Highly Commended: Olympia London


Best Use of Social Media

London Vet Show – CloserStill Media

Highly Commended: Ski & Snowboard Festival – Telegraph Events


The Indy Award   

Broadway Events


Best Organiser Association Partnership         

The Dentistry Show and the British Dental Association – CloserStill Media


Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign 

Ideal Home Christmas – Media 10

Highly Commended: BOOM ENTS – Grand Designs Live – Media 10


Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign          

ADF&PCD 2018 – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: The Dentistry Show – CloserStill Media


Best Feature Area

Plastic Free Aisle – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


Best Brand Expansion        

Build Portfolio – Oliver Kinross Events

Highly Commended: The Big 5 Construct Egypt – dmg events


Show Rising Star

This Morning Live – Media 10

Highly Commended: Dogfest West 2018 – Fitz All Media


Best Consumer Show         

Festival of Quilts – Upper Street Events

Highly Commended: Ski & Snowboard Festival – Telegraph Events


Best Trade Show 

Lab Innovations 2018 – Easyfairs

Highly Commended: International Security Expo 2018 – Nineteen Events, Farnborough International Airshow & MACH 2018 – The Manufacturing Technologies Association


Best International Trade Show        

EDEX (Egypt Defence Expo) – Clarion Events

Highly Commended: New York Vet – CloserStill Media



Check out the full gallery here, photography by Aniseed Photo. 

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