BRITISH Marine Boat Shows, organisers of the Southampton and London Boat Show, were named Best Operations Team 2017 at the prestigious Exhibition News (EN) Awards at ExCeL London.
Both Shows bring their own logistical complexities, including the building of Europe’s largest purpose-built marina at Southampton and the intricate moving of large yachts at London. The award is a testament to the expertise and professionalism that the team demonstrates year-round.
Beating off stiff competition from teams who organise domestic and global events from venues around the globe, finalists in the Best Operations Team category included QD Events, CloserStill Media, Informa Exhibitions, Kent Event Centre, NEC, Olympia London and Ricoh Arena.
Founded in 2007, the EN Awards recognise the success and achievements of key figures and companies within the UK and international exhibition industry.
Murray Ellis, Chief Officer of Boat Shows at British Marine, commented: “On behalf of the British Marine Operations Team, we’re honoured to receive this accolade. It’s a great achievement and we’re delighted we’ve been recognised in this way by our peers within the events industry. Although an award for our fantastic Operations Team of Dan Taylor, Michelle Cunningham and Kimberley Wood, it reflects the hard work and success of the British Marine Boat Shows’ team as a whole.”
This award came on the day the team announced exciting plans for a re-defined London Boat Show for next year.