The winners of Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) annual awards were revealed, as leading figures gathered to celebrate excellence in the sector. Now in their fourth year, the ESSA awards recognise those members who have demonstrated exceptional work during the previous 12 months, as well as a strong commitment to the sector through their advocacy within the community.
The ESSA Young Person Award was awarded to both Anna Bray of Cook & Associates and Tiylan Salih of 4Wall Entertainment. The COVID Hero Award was awarded to Iain Barley from The Event & Exhibition Partnership. Best Organiser was awarded to Reed Exhibitions while Best Venue went to Business Design Centre. The ESSA Member Company Award was awarded to GES. Finally, the ESSA Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award was awarded to Chris Simpson.