Winners 2018

Best AV Company

Aztec Event Services

Without the support of AV contractors, exhibitions simply wouldn’t function. This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing AV goods and services to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Smart AV
Blitz, a GES company
Aztec Event Services
DBpixelhouse
Sterling Event Group

Best Customer Service Team sponsored by Red Recruitment

GES

This award is to recognise a Company’s Customer Service Team who is the first point of contact for supporting their company’s customers. This team’s role includes dealing with customer queries, complaints and generally help customers to address any problems they’re having in support of the company’s sales function.

Finalists 2018
Akkroo
GES
LNP Sound
Thorns  Group

Best Design & Build Company – modular

Priority Exhibitions

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier who has created an award winning modular stand design for a client during 2018. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Priority Exhibitions
Skyline Whitespace
IG Events

Best Design & Build Company  (Less than £5M turnover)

Leyshon Limited

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier who has created an award-winning stand design for a client during 2018. The business has a turnover of £5M or less.
The judges were looking for a blend of creative solutions, which fulfil the clients brief, and flawless execution on site.

Finalists 2018
Holdsworth Designs Ltd
Aspect Exhibitions Ltd
Leyshon Limited

Best Design & Build Company  (More than £5M turnover)  sponsored by World Exhibition Stand Awards

GES

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier who has created an award-winning stand design for a client during 2018. The business has a turnover of over £5M.
The judges were looking for a blend of creative solutions, which fulfil the clients brief, and flawless execution on site.

Finalists 2018
Ignition
GES
SMP Group PLC
Skyline Whitespace

Best Eco Supplier

Ignition

The award recognises organisations that pushed the boundaries to create an environmentally friendly solution during 2018. The judges gave credit for evidence of positive, value adding results that make innovative use of otherwise wasted resources, through; for example, the use of a previously regarded waste product into a new useful product.

Finalists 2018
Ignition
Priority Exhibitions
BeMatrix

Best Employer

Ignition

As part of EN’s efforts to encourage industry suppliers to showcase their work and people, the EN Elite Awards provides the platform to show off your company’s successes.

Finalists 2018
Ignition
Priority Exhibitions
BeMatrix

Best Furniture Company

Thorns

Without the support of Furniture contractors, exhibitions simply wouldn’t function. This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing Furniture goods and services to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Adexpo
Thorns
Creative Hire

Best Logistics Company

CEVA Showfreight

The international events logistics industry is an unsung hero of the industry. This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing Logistic services to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
CEVA Showfreight
Agility Fairs
EFM
DB Schenker

Best Registration Company

Jonas Event Technology

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing Registration services to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Jonas Event Technology
GES
Reftech
Livebuzz

Best Shell Scheme Supplier

Octanorm

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing Shell Scheme to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
IG Events
BeMatrix
Octanorm

Best Signage Graphics Company

Insite Graphics

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing Signage and Graphics to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Insite Graphics
Perton Signs
Media Co
IG Events

Best Staffing Company

Expo Stars Interactive Ltd.

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing staffing to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Expo Stars Interactive Ltd.
Off to Work – Panda Experiential Division

Best Tech Company – sponsored by Priority Exhibitions

Freeman

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing technology to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Silverstream TV
Freeman
Rabbit
Akkroo
GES

Industry Rising Star powered by EN30 under Thirty – sponsored by Expo Stars Interactive Ltd

Mehram Sumray-Roots – YADA Event Technology

Highly commended: Alice Walker – Freeman EMEA

Every company should have a team member who has shown incredible promise and quickly made themselves irreplaceable. This award recognises the importance of attracting new talent into our industry. The Best Newcomer award was open to individuals who have been in the events industry for less than three years and have been in full-time employment for less than five years.

Finalists 2018
Lindsay-Jane Ackers – Scottish Event Campus
Natalie Prew – Business Design Centre
Mehram Sumray-Roots – YADA Event Technology
Lucy Taylor – ExCeL London
Jas Kaur – GES
Alice Walker – Freeman EMEA
Rebecca McIntosh – BeMatrix

Innovation of the Year – sponsored by BeMatrix

Akkroo

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier providing innovation to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Akkroo
GES
BeMatrix

Industry Unsung Hero

Jamie Shipway – CEVA

Finalists 2018
Daniel Ambel – Livebuzz
Mark Buckley – Aztec
Dan Muskett – Thorns
Yvonne Beech – Maelstrom
Jamie Shipway – CEVA
Tom Vamos – Freeman
Peter Lawrence – Blitz, a GES company

Best Marketing Services Provider of the Year

Procom Connections

This award shines a light on one marketing services supplier providing unrivalled services to the exhibition community. The judges were looking for examples where suppliers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to help one or more their clients at events successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated excellence.

Finalists 2018
Expo Stars Interactive Ltd
Procom Connections

Best Supplier Marketer

SMP Group PLC

This award shines a light on one exhibition supplier marketing teams/individuals who have delivered exceptional campaigns to raise awareness of their products and services. The judges were looking for examples where marketers have gone beyond their day-to-day job to promote their products and services successfully during 2018, shown innovation and demonstrated efficacy.

Finalists 2018
Thorns
SMP Group PLC
BeMatrix