EW's sister publication Exhibition News recently announced the winners of its EN Indy Awards, recognising independent exhibition organisers.
The event took place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on 11 October.
Saul Leese, Editor of Exhibition News, opened the event with a speech highlighting plans for future issues of the magazine, and commending independents for showing dedication, passion and an unparalleled ‘Street level’ understanding of their respective markets.
He commented: “What an incredible event. The quality of entries for this year’s awards was outstanding and we were significantly up on last year (88%) proving that this event is much needed by the independent sector. The event was so much fun and I’m sure there are quite a few people nursing hangovers this morning. This event is the jewel in our crown and I want to see it continue to grow, so please spread the word.”
The full list of winners can be viewed below, and the Winners Book here.
Unsung Hero – Rebecca Davis of Maddox Events
Best Newcomer – Carol O’Riordan of Faversham House
Best Show Director – Jamie Wilkinson of Eljays44
Best Consumer Launch – The Gin To My Tonic Show by The Gin To My Tonic
Best Trade Launch – The Short Stay Show by Quartz Smart Events
Best Marketing Campaign – The Irn Bru Carnival by QD Events
Best Show Feature – The Run Clinic at The National Running Show by Raccoon Events
Best Brand Expansion – Cake International on Tour by ICHF Events
Best Consumer Show – The National Running Show by Raccoon Events
Best Trade Show – The London Christmas Party Show 2019 by Story Events
Best International Event – Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition – TIMES Aerospace (Events)
Indy Organiser Team of the Year – the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers
Photography by Jonathan JT Taylor, Aniseed Photo