EN Awards hat-trick for CloserStill as industry celebrates success

CloserStill Media was the big winner at this year’s EN Awards, taking home three trophies for Best Brand Expansion, Show Rising Star, and Best Operations Team. 

The Best Brand Expansion award went to CloserStill’s Best Practice London event for the GP and primary care sector. The Show Rising Star accolade went to the organiser’s HR Technologies UK exhibition, which debuted at ExCeL London in May last year. 

Other winning organisers on a celebratory evening for the UK exhibitions industry, which took place at Park Plaza Westminster on 28 March, included Nineteen Group, Easyfairs, Raccoon Media Group, ROAR B2B, Quartz Business Media, RX, Media 10, Ocean Media Group and Informa. 

Nineteen Group won two trophies for Best Commercial Team (The Safety & Security Team) and Best Organiser Salesperson, which went to the Retail Technology Show’s Katy Flaherty. 

Media 10’s CEO Lee Newton won EN’s Pioneer Award. 

The full list of Gold and Silver category winners is as follows:

Best Brand Expansion

Gold: Best Practice London – CloserStill Media

Silver: Solar and Storage Live – Terrapin

Best Commercial or Association Partnership 

Gold: Plastics Recycling Show Europe – Crain Communications

Silver: Counter Fraud Conference – GovNet

Best Commercial Team 

Gold: The Safety & Security Team – Nineteen Group 

Silver: FT Live

Best Consumer Show 

Gold: Snowbound Expo 2023 – Raccoon Media Group

Silver: MCM ComicCon London 2023 – RX Global 

Best Consumer Show Marketing Campaign

Gold: Naidex – ROAR B2B

Silver: Women in Business & Tech Expo – Hub Exhibitions

Best Event Director

Gold: Emma Victoria-Fell – HETT 

Silver: Emma Banymandhub – PAY360 (The Payments Association) 

Best Feature Area

Gold: Grand Designs Live – Media10

Silver: Decorex – Informa Markets

Best International Trade Show

Gold: Accountex España – Diversified Communications 

Silver: New York Build Expo 2023 – Oliver Kinross

Best International Venue 

Gold: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre

Silver: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Best Newcomer

Gold: Dilruk Wijesinghe – Informa Markets 

Silver: Sonia Diaz – Easyfairs

Best Operations Team 

Gold: CloserStill Media 

Silver: Brintex Events (The Hemming Group)

Best Organiser Salesperson

Gold: Katy Flaherty – Nineteen Group (Retail Technology Show)

Silver: Arlene Corrigan – QD Events

Best Supplier to Exhibitors

Gold: Whitespace Group 

Silver: Thorns Group 

Best Supplier to Organisers 

Gold: Kuehne+Nagel

Silver: ASP Events

Best Trade Show Marketing Campaign 

Gold: Reset Connect London 2023

Silver: Automechanika Birmingham – Messe Frankfurt UK

Best Trade Show Over 2,000sqm 

Gold: Housing Week 2023 – Ocean Media Group 

Silver: Solar and Storage Live UK – Terrapinn

Best Trade Show Under 2,000sqm 

Gold: PAY360 – The Payments Association 

Silver: Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live – What Else Events

Best UK Venue 

Gold: Business Design Centre

Silver: Exhibition Centre Liverpool – ACC Liverpool

Diversity & Inclusion 

Gold: RX

Silver: ROAR B2B

Employer of the Year

Gold: Quartz Business Media

Silver: Diversified Communications

ESG Award

Gold: Easyfairs

Silver: Raccoon Media Group 

Event Tech of the Year 

Gold: VenuIQ

Silver: Visit by GES

Show Rising Star

Gold: HR Technologies UK – CloserStill Media

Silver: Accountex España – Diversified Communications UK