The Awards Awards focuses the spotlight on those behind the curtains

Awards Awards
On Friday 12th May 280 professionals from a diverse array of UK industries gathered to celebrate the work and achievements of those more used to driving operations from behind the scenes.
The inaugural Awards Awards was organised in response to the popularity of the Awards categories at other of GCN Events and was hailed by the industry as a welcome addition in the annual Awards calendar.


Winners came from the fields of media, not for profit, engineering, Film & TV, sport, weddings, recruitment, retail and technology.

The Winners:
• Caspian Media – The Amazon Growing Business Awards
• Mix Media – Mixology Awards
• Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Volunteer Conference and Awards
• Great Place to Work Institute – UK’s Best Workplaces Awards
• The Institution of Engineering and Technology – The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards
• Shorty Awards
• Civil Society Media – The Charity Awards
• Energy Live News – The Energy Live Consultancy Awards
• Retail Week – Retail Week Awards
• Incisive Media – CICM British Credit Awards
• Troxy
• Cheerful Twentyfirst
• C Squared Networks – Festival of Media and M&M Global Awards
• 23 Events – The Wedding Industry Awards
• Retail Week – Retail Week Awards

Run by GCN Events, their founder and co-Managing Director, Claire Wormsley commented: “We have been fantastically pleased by the reception of the inaugural Awards Awards. Not only has the industry enthusiastically embraced to the call for entries with some amazing submissions demonstrating the buoyancy, skills and creativity evident in the Awards sector, but they then responded by ensuring the ceremony itself was a sell-out.  This year has been an absolute pleasure and we look forward to an even bigger and better Awards Awards 2018… ”

Winners were thrilled to take home their trophies with several commenting how great it was to finally have a platform to acknowledge and reward their expertise.  Read some of our winner’s plaudits below:
“Awards are really important as they celebrate individual industries and really highlight the best work that can be done across the different sectors” - Poppy Mickleburgh, UK Event Director, Retail Week

“We’re a very hardworking industry so its great to get the recognition for the work you put in” - Debbie Tuesley, Event Manager PM Group

“The awards industry isn’t promoted out there, and we are doing a lot of good work, lots of innovative work celebrating what other industries are doing - it’s really important to have an awards that celebrates that” - Simone Broadhurst, Events Director, Incisive Media

“We do awards for everyone else, and it’s a great opportunity to be recognised for that” - David Smalley, Director, Mixology

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