2014 Winners

The 8th annual Exhibition News awards took place on 3rd April 2014 in the fantastic setting of ExCel London.
Over 900 of the exhibition industry’s finest were in attendance, highlighting the strong position the Exhibition News Awards holds in the industry calendar.

The overwhelming winners on the night were CloserStill Media, who along with Phil Soar picking up the Exhibition News Pioneer Award, chalked up an impressive seven wins. Other notable winners included Excel London who won Best Use of Digital and Best Venue, while Diversified Communications UK secured the prestigious Best Trade Show prize for lunch! 2014.
Master of ceremonies and comedian Ian Moore oversaw proceedings, announcing the winners of the 24 awards categories, which recognise both company and individual successes.
Exhibition News would once again like to thank our fine panel of judges for helping select the winners and a huge congratulations to every one of our winners below who secured a trophy.
Will you be taking to the stage to collect your award in 2015?

And the winners are…


Exhibition News Pioneer Award
Phil Soar

Best Client Support Provider
Penny Horner – Penny Banks

Best Venue Event Manager
Stuart Tomlinson – Earls Court

Best Venue Salesperson
Angela Perkins – Ricoh Arena

Best Newcomer
Kate Jackson – CloserStill Media

Best New Organiser Team
FIT Events – FIT Show 2013

Best Organiser Salesperson
Garry Tyson – CloserStill Media

Best Organiser Marketer
Sophie Baker – CloserStill Media

Best Organiser Operations Manager
Penny Law – CloserStill Media

Best Event Director
Julie Driscoll – i2i Events Group



Best Use of Digital
Excel London

Best Feature Area
Media 10 – Only Fools and Horses (Ideal Home Show)

Best Marketing Campaign
Olympia London

Best Employer
Business Design Centre

Best Supplier to Exhibitors
DB Systems

Best Supplier to Organisers

Best Venue under 4,000sqm
Sandown Park

Best Venue
Excel London

Best International Launch
Cloud Expo Asia 2013 – CloserStill Media

Best international (non-UK) Venue
Amsterdam RAI

Show Rising Star
FIT Show 2013 – FIT Events

Best Brand Expansion
Health + Care 2013 – CloserStill Media

Best Consumer Show
Ideal Home Show at Christmas – Media 10

Best Trade Show
lunch! 2013 – Diversified Communications UK