Multiple Award winning independent Publishing and Events company Media 10 has won further national industry acclaim as they scooped the coveted ‘Excellence Award’ at this year’s Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards, hosted on Friday 1 July in The Capital Hall at ExCeL London.
Essex based Media 10, organisers of the Ideal Home Show and award winning Grand Designs Live, walked away with the prestigious accolade thanks to the incredible innovation and creativity it has applied in the last year to some of the country’s biggest and most recognisable live events, proving that Media 10 continue to be the most significant players in the events industry.
In presenting the award, Chairman of the AEO, Doug Emslie commented: "Across a breadth of shows this company has demonstrated enterprise, adventure and verve which has reaped huge benefits. Two years ago they took a 103 year old 'family treasure', dusted it down and showed a Midas touch. A true example of Excellence. Congratulations, Media 10." Referring to the company’s acquisition of the Ideal Home Show from the Daily Mail Group in 2009, the award was given largely as recognition of the incredible work that Media 10 has done in turning the multi-million pound loss-making Ideal Home Show into the profitable success story that captured the Best Consumer Event award in 2010.
Lee Newton, MD of Media 10 commented, “To win the Excellence Award is a huge achievement for this young company. It just goes to show what a group of hard-working, dedicated Essex men and women can achieve! There are hundreds of companies working in this industry so to be singled out for the top award in front of all our peers is fantastic for the whole team and I am extremely proud of them all.”
The latest in Media 10’s string of industry awards is testament to the company’s consistent and innovative approach towards live events. Combining good design quality and original, engaging content with a highly creative marketing and promotional campaign, Media 10 are setting new standards for the events industry, globally.
This latest win raises the company’s awards list to no fewer than 21 accolades since 2006, including; Best Consumer Exhibitions (for the Ideal Home Show 2010), Organiser of the Year 2010, and the Grand Prix Award 2010 at the 2010 Event Awards, as well as Outstanding Marketing Campaign, and the award for Most Impressive Growth of an Event, at the Exhibition News Awards 2010.
Media 10 were also the first British events company to be recognised internationally by the UFI, and were awarded the UFI Marketing Trophy for their outstanding campaign for the Ideal Home Show 2010 by the Global Association of the exhibition industry.