ESSA announces the shortlist for the 2023 annual awards

Pooja Sharma
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The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2023 ESSA Awards.

The ESSA Awards shine a light on the incredible work of so many in our sector since 2017 and this year will be bigger and better than ever before, with a whopping 14 categories – including seven new categories for 2023 – the most to date. This is in recognition of the industry’s broad spectrum of excellence across multiple disciplines, the sum of each making the events industry the success it is today.

A panel of 24 judges from across the industry reviewed a very impressive list of nominations and arrived at a shortlist with jury-style discussions.

The winners will be announced at ESSA’s Dinner & Awards taking place on 30 November at Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick, Coventry on Thursday 30 November 2023 in collaboration with main sponsors beMatrix and Abraxys Global.

Full shortlist of the ESSA Awards 2023:

ESSA Young Person Award 2023 Sponsored by Insite Graphics

  • Tim Allen – 4Wall Entertainment
  • Ellie Worth – Thorn Group
  • Callum O’Neill – ONCO SES Ltd
  • Adam Newnham – Rocket Exhibition Services
  • Rebecca McIntosh – beMatrix
  • Sam Pearce – Exhibit 3Sixty
  • Holly Pritchard – Solutions2 UK LTD

ESSA Member Company Award 2023 Sponsored by Beechwood Event Flooring

  • beMatrix
  • Expocast
  • Full Circle event and exhibitions
  • Vista Events Ltd

ESSA Unsung Hero 2023 Sponsored by InEvexco

  • Aiden Hilton – Festivall Services Ltd
  • Craig Cattell – Silent Noize Events Ltd
  • Ellie Benjamin – Compelling AV
  • Nuno Mendes Tomas – EEP
  • Paul Vernon – GES
  • Stephan Murtagh – The Exhibition Man
  • Tom Still – Tecna UK Ltd

Best Organizer 2023 Sponsored by Immersive AV

  • Clarion Events
  • Diversified media
  • Hyve group
  • Montgomery Group
  • Ocean Media Group
  • Call B2B

Best location 2023 Sponsored by GES

  • ExCeL London
  • London Magazine
  • Manchester Central
  • NEC
  • SEC Glasgow

Sustainability 2023 Sponsored by Abraxys Sustainable

  • Bray Leino Events
  • GES
  • Icon Exhibitions & Displays Ltd
  • Macro Art Ltd
  • Solutions2 UK Ltd
  • Whitespace group

Print 2023 *NEW for 2023*

  • Graphics
  • Macro Art Ltd
  • Priority images

AV & Production 2023 *NEW for 2023* Sponsored by Press Red Rentals

  • Compelling AV
  • JB Productions
  • Production concepts
  • PSP Exhibitions
  • Silent Noize events and silent seminars

Logistics 2023 *NEW for 2023*

  • DSV Trade Fairs & Events
  • Exhibit 3Sixty
  • Rego
  • Versatile Locations Ltd

Full-service contractor 2023 *NEW for 2023*

  • Full circle events and exhibitions
  • GES – Function team
  • Exhibit 3Sixty
  • Human built
  • Skala contracts

Best stand construction under 10 m² 2023 *NEW for 2023*

  • ESM – Greensea
  • Human built – DECTA
  • Mems International – carefully selected hotels
  • Taylex Group – Wipak

Best stand construction under 30 m² 2023 *NEW for 2023*

  • Full Circle Events and Exhibitions – Rick Austin Alloys
  • Rocket Exhibition Services – CenterParcs
  • Taylex Group – ASUS

Best stand construction of more than 30 m² 2023 *NEW for 2023* Sponsored by Happy Projects

  • Creator International – London Design Biennale
  • Develop creative solutions – Novomatic
  • Expose designs – Linstol
  • Full Circle Events and Exhibitions – Maxi Cosi
  • Icon Exhibitions & Displays Ltd – Electrium
  • Nimlok-DSEI
  • Rocket Exhibitions and Events Ltd – RenewableUK
  • Solutions2 UK Ltd – Great Designs Live
  • Taylex Group – Kawasaki

ESSA Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award 2023

Sponsored by BeMatrix UK

The winner of this prize will be announced on this evening.

ESSA director Andrew Harrison said: “Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted for our biggest ESSA Awards to date. We received a record number of entries this year, testament to the wealth of talent in our industry. I would like to thank the judges for their time; choosing from so many excellent and high-quality nominations is a difficult task. Above all, we would like to thank all nominees and nominees for their commitment to making the events industry the success it is today. You are the pioneers of our sector.”

Reserve your place for the conference during the day and the dinner and prizes in the evening. Full ESSA members receive two complimentary tickets to the ESSA Conference, Dinner and Awards. Additional tickets start from £90 plus VAT.

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