AEV and ESSA members take the lion’s share at the AEO Awards

16th July 2012

The AEO Excellence Awards recognise the best of the best in the live events and exhibition industry, and in 2012, many of the AEV and ESSA members that reached the finals topped their categories and took home awards.

"We were delighted to see such a great result for ESSA & AEV members, a large number of whom were nominated for awards and a good proportion of them left with a trophy. We view this as reinforcing the standards that we support for both venues and suppliers," said Andrew Harrison, account and communications manager for AEV and ESSA. "Using ESSA and AEV members gives organisers the confidence that they really are getting the best for their events, and for their exhibitors and event visitors."

In summary:

  • Service Supplier of the Year – won by ESSA member Melville | GES, with SO Group as ‘highly commended’


  • Stand Design & Build Supplier of the Year – won by ESSA member exhibit3sixty


  • Production Design of the Year – won by ESSA member Solutions2 UK


  • Unsung Hero – won by Michelle Bird of ESSA member DB Schenker


  • Innovation Award – won by ESSA member Index Group


  • Venue of the Year and The Excellence Award – won by AEV member ExCeL London


  • Venue Team of the Year – won by AEV member National Exhibition Centre – Team NEC