Shortlist for Event Supplier and Services Association Awards

The shortlist for the annual Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) Awards been announced.

Chosen by 11 judges from across the industry and industry media, the winners of the ESSA Awards will receive their honours at the ESSA Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Night 2019 at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes on Thursday 28 November 2019.

“Now in their third year, the ESSA Awards have attracted some very deserving entries and the best of these have made our shortlists,” said Andrew Harrison, ESSA director.

“I don’t envy our 11 judges, who now have the task of selecting the best of the best, but every finalist should be rightly proud to be shortlisted, and deserves recognition for that achievement alone.”

The ESSA Awards made their debut at the 2017 ESSA 10th Anniversary Conference and Snow Ball, and have grown from three to five categories, including the Unsung Hero and Young Person awards.

The sponsors and shortlists for each award have been released simultaneously.

The finalists for the ESSA Young Person Award 2019, sponsored by Markey, are:

  • Travis Butterfield, Press Red Rentals
  • Marilyn Mahieu, Aluvision
  • Elsie O’Dwyer, The Barista

The finalists for the ESSA Unsung Hero Award 2019, sponsored by Europa International, are:

  • Mike Elsmore, 2 Heads Global Design
  • Sam Johnson – GES
  • Lisa Barnfield – Freeman

The finalists for the ESSA Innovation of the Year (Tech and non-Tech) Award 2019, sponsored by Briggs Equipment UK, are:

  • The Barista
  • GES
  • Nimlok Ltd

The finalists for the ESSA Member Company Award 2019, sponsored by The Barista, are:

  • GES
  • Octanorm UK
  • Skyline Whitespace

beMatrix UK is the headline sponsor of the event, supported by event partners; Aztec, Briggs Equipment UK, Europa International, The Barista, Octanorm UK and Markey. This year, at the Chairman’s Dinner, Markey and Octanorm, will be providing reception drinks and table drinks respectively.

Tickets for the ESSA Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Night are available here.