On 12 December exhibition suppliers and contractors descended on Millennium Gloucester Hotel for an afternoon celebrating the very best companies and individuals in the industry at the EN Elite Awards 2018.
Launched in 2017, the event celebrates the people working tirelessly behind the scenes to create world-class events.
Industry veteran Richard Armitage was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his trail-blazing modular shell system and 50-year career in exhibitions.
EN 30 Under Thirty 2018 member Mehram Sumray-Roots was also chosen by the judging panel as Industry Rising Star for 2018.
The event was hosted by rugby legend Phil Vickery, who was part of the World Cup-winning England team in 2003.
Photos by Aniseed Photo.
Check out the full list of winners below:
|Best AV Company||Aztec Event Services|
|Best Customer Services Team||GES|
|Best Design & Build Company – modular||Priority Exhibitions|
|Best Design & Build Company (Less than £5M turnover)||Leyshon|
|Best Design & Build Company (More than £5M turnover)||GES|
|Best Eco Supplier||Ignition|
|Best Furniture Company||Thorns Group|
|Best Logistics Company||CEVA Showfreight|
|Best Registration Company||Jonas Event Technology|
|Best Shell Scheme Supplier||Octanorm|
|Best Signage Graphics Company||Insite Graphics|
|Best Staffing Company||Expo Stars Interactive|
|Best Tech Company||Freeman|
|Industry Rising Star||Mehram Sumray-Roots, YADA Event Technology. Highly commended: Alice Walker, Freeman|
|Innovation of the Year||Akkroo|
|Industry Unsung Hero||Jamie Shipway, CEVA Showfreight|
|Best Marketing Services Provider of the Year||Procom Connections|
|Best Supplier Marketer||SMP Group|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Richard Armitage|