Awards organisers, GCN Events, were delighted to congratulate all the winners of the 3rd annual Awards Awards.

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.  

In a ceremony co-located with the Charity Event Awards, they were announced to 250+ event and awards professionals on 17th May at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch.

Rory Ross Russell, founder and managing director of GCN Events said: “As awards and event 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.”

Impressionist, comedian and satirist, Rory Bremner, hosted the event while actress and singer, Jess Robinson, provided the entertainment.

The headline prize-winners of the 11 categories are listed below:

Best Awards Event by a Publisher:
The Beauty Awards 2018 with OK!Communications International Group
Best Awards by an Association:
RoSPA Health and Safety AwardsRoSPA
Best Awards Held Alongside a Conference:
Nursing Times Workforce Summit and AwardsEmap
Best New Awards Event:
Dezeen Awards 2018Dezeen
Best Longstanding Awards Event:
Mixology AwardsMix Group
Best Business Awards Event:
Commercial Interior Design Awards 2018ITP Media Group
Best Technology Related Awards Event:
CRN Channel AwardsIncisive Media
Best Judging Panel and Process:
Operations Managers AwardsUK Hospitality
Best Awards Team:
Haymarket EventsHaymarket Media Group
Best Awards Event Production (on the Night):
Global Energy AwardsEclipse
Best Overall Awards Event:
World Procurement AwardsProcurement Leaders
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