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ESSA announces shortlist

by Olivia Powell

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced the shortlists for the annual ESSA Awards.

The awards will be presented at the ESSA Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Night 2019 being.

The ESSA Awards premiered in 2017 at the ESSA 10th Anniversary Conference & Snow Ball, and have grown over the past two years from three to five categories.

The sponsors and shortlists for each award have been released together.

The finalists for the ESSA Young Person Award 2019, sponsored by Markey, are:

Travis Butterfield, Press Red Rentals
Marilyn Mahieu, Aluvision
Elsie O’Dwyer, The Barista

The finalists for the ESSA Unsung Hero Award 2019, sponsored by Europa International, are:

Mike Elsmore, 2 Heads Global Design
Sam Johnson – GES
Lisa Barnfield – Freeman

The finalists for the ESSA Innovation of the Year (Tech and non-Tech) Award 2019, sponsored by Briggs Equipment UK, are:

The Barista
GES
Nimlok Ltd

The finalists for the ESSA Member Company Award 2019, sponsored by The Barista, are:

GES
Octanorm UK
Skyline Whitespace

The winner of the ESSA Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award 2019 is to be announced on the night.

beMatrix UK are headline sponsors of the event, supported by event partners AztecEuropa International; Octanorm UK; The Barista; Briggs Equipment UK and Markey. At this year’s Chairman’s Dinner, Markey and Octanorm will be providing reception drinks and table drinks respectively.

Now, the eleven judges from across the industry and the media, will now begin selecting the winner from each shortlist. The winners will be presented with their awards onstage at the Chairman’s Dinner.

ESSA director, Andrew Harrison, said: “Now in their third year, the ESSA Awards have attracted some very deserving entries and the best of these have made our shortlists. I don’t envy our eleven judges, who now have the task of selecting the best of the best, but every finalist should be rightly proud to be shortlisted, and deserves recognition for that achievement alone.”

The ESSA Awards will be held at Arena MK on 28 November 2019. Tickets available at: https://www.essa.uk.com/essa-awards-night2019.

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