The 3rd annual Awards Awards were given out at a smashing ceremony on 17th May. Hosted by Rory Bremner and with entertainment from the equally entertaining Jess Robison the assembled audience of Awards professionals were entertained in high style.   

These awards were created to celebrate the hard work, effort and enthusiasm that those behind the scenes in the Awards Industry put in to make sure their product is a fantastic experience for their clients. It gives these event professionals a chance to come out from behind the curtain and celebrate their successes.  


Best Awards Event by a Publisher:
The Beauty Awards 2018 with OK! Communications International Group

Best Awards by an Association:
RoSPA Health and Safety Awards RoSPA

Best Awards Held Alongside a Conference:
Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards Emap

Best New Awards Event:
Dezeen Awards 2018 Dezeen

Best Longstanding Awards Event:
Mixology Awards Mix Group

Best Business Awards Event:
Commercial Interior Design Awards 2018 ITP Media Group

Best Technology Related Awards Event:
CRN Channel Awards Incisive Media

Best Judging Panel and Process:
Operations Managers Awards UK Hospitality

Best Awards Team:
Haymarket Events Haymarket Media Group

Best Awards Event Production (on the Night):
Global Energy Awards Eclipse

Best Overall Awards Event:
World Procurement Awards Procurement Leaders

There were also Silver and Bronze winners named in each category – for the full 2019 Hall of Fame see the Awards Awards website.

Rory Ross Russell, Founder and Managing Director of GCN Events said: 

‘As awards and events organisers ourselves we appreciate fully how much work and effort and planning and determination need to go in to pull off a successful Awards or fundraising event.  We were delighted that so many examples from so many different sectors were on display in the shortlist. It was a wonderful occasion and a fabulous chance to recognise and celebrate the expertise, hard work and creativity that goes into making a successful Awards Event. We would like to thank all of our fantastic array of entrants and also all our judges, who have taken time out of their busy day jobs to lend us their expertise and wisdom.’