Class of 2017


Group marketing & content manager – global technology portfolio, CloserStill Media Nomination: “It’s easy to say that Sophie is the best event marketer I’ve ever worked with, but it is also fair to say Sophie is the best marketer I’ve ever worked with, across tech, publishing and events full stop.” […]

Sophie Baker-Davis


Head of data, CloserStill Media Nomination: “Richard joined my team when he was a Biomed student helping out in the holidays. He very quickly became part of the family and when he graduated, there was no question that we needed him as part of the company. Over the past four […]

Richard Bowen


Marketing manager CloserStill Media Nomination: “How much can anyone really achieve in a working day, week, month or year? Well however much you think that is, double it, and that’s how much Sarah Bray has managed to get done in the five years she’s been in the marketing team.” In […]

Sarah Bray



PR manager, MCM Expo Group Nomination: As the youngest female editor in the exhibition and events industry, I believe I creatively steered Exhibition News in a new direction, have helped enhance the careers of industry members and have become a key cog in the stewardship of young event professionals. In […]

Annie Byrne


Be:Fit London marketing manager, Telegraph Events Nomination: “Rachel is one of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has the ability to really understand her audience and ensures all messaging going out to them is consistently of super high standard.” In five years’ […]

Rachel Chatham


Be:Fit London sales manager, Telegraph Events Nomination: “Chelsea Cox is a born sales woman and unique talent, with impeccable and enviable skills in both account management and new business management.” In five years’ time: I will have contributed over £1m revenue to the business in one year, and still be […]

Chelsea Cox



Communications manager, Olympia London Nomination: As the clichéd millennial that I am, I always have and always will live for experiences.Since joining Olympia London I have grown press coverage to an average audience of 20 million people a month, increased social media followers by more than 75% and found an […]

Jordan Evans


Marketing manager – exhibitions, SEC Nomination: “Marc has made a significant contribution to the SEC marketing team. Covering both B2B and B2C marketing activities, he has effectively developed and implemented a marketing strategy to support the venue.” In five years’ time: I will be in a senior marketing role and […]

Marc Findlay


Senior marketing executive, Clarion Events Nomination: “Tommy started off 2016 successfully applying for the marketing executive role on DSEI. The marketing manager at the time then left Clarion Events for pastures new in Tommy’s first few weeks and he was required to hold the fort for six months. He was […]

Tommy Fisher



Event executive – New Scientist Live, New Scientist Nomination: It was amazing to be part of the event launch team at one of the most recognisable science titles in the world. My biggest accolade for the 2016 event was landing Shell. After their initial reluctance I ended up at one […]

Laura Giddings


Event director, Upper Street Events Nomination: I have been promoted three times in three years, moving from sales manager to event director, as well as starting a new cross company role as Exhibitor Insight director. While event director of New Designers the combined team effort resulted in going £52,201.49 over […]

Chris Hall


Sales director, Clarion Gaming Nomination: “James has consistently made a huge difference in the business. From the outset he looked at our events business changing not only the way we sell but also what we sell, ultimately driving revenues up by 37% in his first year and 296% over his […]

James King



Event director – Naidex, PRYSM Group Nomination: “At just 23, Paige became the UK’s youngest event director, leading a show almost twice her age (Naidex is 43). Her enthusiasm, ideas and drive have revolutionised Naidex and she has inspired her team to become PRYSM’s fastest selling team.” In five years’ […]

Paige Lewin


Head of marketing and business development, Shocklogic Nomination: I currently manage our global sales and look after all our different marketing activities and partnerships. To do this job, I need a good understanding of the technical specifications and performance of our software and hardware. In 2014 I became one of […]

Johnny Martinez


PR and communications manager, GES Nomination: “Paddy has done a sterling job liaising with journalists and editors, industry associations and key influencers across the exhibition, live event and marketing media. He is a proud ambassador for the company at corporate events, and has flourished in his current remit as a […]

Paddy McConway



Senior sales executive, Fresh Montgomery Nomination: “In a relatively short space of time, Tom has made a huge impact on the team he works with. His positive attitude is infectious and has helped to keep the team motivated even during tough times. He is one of the less experienced members […]

Tom Meek


Client solutionist, Freeman Nomination: “Louis is an incredible asset to Freeman and to our industry. He works across an impressive portfolio of events valued at £4.3m. Not one to ever say no to a new opportunity, Louis has worked on events in the US, where he worked on the Offshore […]

Louis Moorcroft


B2B marketing manager, the NEC Nomination: “Gemma’s a sparkling success for the NEC and the exhibitions industry. Her creativity and energy has seen her come up with and deliver some great campaigns over the last 18 months She has embraced our industry with wide open arms, a wide open mind […]

Gemma Piggott



Event director, Quartz Sequoia Events Nomination: “Max had a thought leadership event idea for the physical activity industry while working as a sales manager for an exhibition company. At the age of 24 he took a leap of faith to follow this idea through to completion. Using the deposit he […]

Max Quittenton


Account manager, Aztec Event Services Nomination: “Chloe has been a driving force at Aztec from the very start. Her caring nature and compassionate approach sees Chloe often going the extra mile in looking after and nurturing her accounts and taking the time to really understand the client’s brand and what […]

Chloe Retter


Sustainability manager, GES Nomination: “Tom has made a significant contribution to the ethos of the business in the field of sustainability and innovation. He has worked hard to ensure that the business maintains high recycling rates and has engaged well with the supply chain to ensure the most sustainable materials […]

Tom Revell



Senior operations executive, UBM Nomination: “Constantly looking for new ways to work, save money and adhere to deadlines, it is clear to see that Jade will continue to flourish within the operations world. Her enthusiasm and can-do attitude means she quickly builds a good rapport with clients, contractors and internal […]

Jade Robertson


Event manager, Completely Events Nomination: “Over her five years at Completely Events Rebecca has built a huge rapport with our clients in the retail sector, she is the face of the London show with the knowledge of the sector to back it up. Rebecca single-handedly sells out the London shows […]

Rebecca Sawyer


Client service manager, Poken | GES Nomination: “Allison has worked with Poken for four years. In this time, she has shown tremendous dedication and excelled in every aspect of her role. As a result of her dedication and hard work, Allison is in charge of handling the most challenging clients […]

Allison Schmidt



Senior operations executive, CloserStill Media Nomination: “The first event that Alexandra led was 15,000sqm, when most people begin with events half that size. Unsurprisingly, she excelled, taking real ownership and delivering a great looking, smooth running event.” In five years’ time: I hope to be leading at least four exhibitions […]

Alexandra Slater


COO, MCM Expo Group Nomination: “Gital is a force to be reckoned with. She is tenacious. She doesn’t take no for an answer but she is also a big creative kid. Her sense of humour matches her drive, honesty and motivation to get the best out of the company and […]

Gital Tete


Marketing manager, UBM Nomination: “Rommon has been promoted twice, and delivered incredible outcomes for Facilities Show and Service Management Expo. He is hugely respected, especially after he started the EMEA London marketing executive meet up for junior marketing executives to network, progress their careers and discuss upcoming campaigns.” In five […]

Rommon Thompson



Customer service representative, UBM Nomination: “Carina has been able to pro-actively integrate and help shape the customer service team, a new department within UBM EMEA. She has been a huge help in setting up the sales operations department, sharing and teaching her flare for our out-dated CRM System. Carina has […]

Carina Weymans


Senior exhibitor services manager, LiveBuzz Nomination: “Rachael approaches all tasks with the same professionalism and exacting standards. She manages large complex projects that involve setting up clients exhibitor hubs and ensuring that exhibitors get a smooth and perfect registration experience, liaising with clients and exhibitors with equal aplomb.” In five […]

Rachael Williamson


Marketing executive, Fresh Montgomery Nomination: “Ani is fabulous to work with. She exudes the values of Fresh Montgomery. She is passionate, dedicated, transparent, collaborative and performs exceptionally well under pressure. Ani has incredible talent, and has been recognised by our senior leadership team as having high potential.” In five years’ […]

Anastasia Yates