ESSA reveals winners of its 2023 awards

The results of this year’s 2023 Event Supplier and Services Association’s (ESSA) Awards were announced on 1 December.

2023 marks the sixth edition of ESSA’s awards, which featured 14 categories – almost double that of 2022 – and the most submissions received for an edition.

ESSA director Andrew Harrison said: “These awards seek to serve as a tribute to all those professionals and businesses that gave everything to make the recovery of the industry a reality.

“With a record number of individuals and companies who submitted nominations, this year’s winners should be particularly proud of their outstanding achievement.”

ESSA Awards 2023 winners list in full:

Essa Outstanding Contribution To The Industry Award, Sponsored by BeMatrix UK

MARTIN CAIRNS – Managing Director, Beechwood Event Flooring


ESSA YOUNG PERSON AWARD, Sponsored by Insite Graphics

 Winner: Holly Pritchard – Solutions2 Uk Ltd

Silver: Callum O’neill – Onco Ses Ltd


Essa Member Company Award, Sponsored by Beechwood Event Flooring

Winner: Bematrix

Silver: Expocast


ESSA UNSUNG HERO, Sponsored by Inevexco

Winner: Craig Cattell – Silent Noize Events Ltd

Silver: Ellie Benjamin – Immersive Av


Best Organiser, Sponsored by Immersive Av

Winner: Diversified Media


BEST VENUE, Sponsored by GES

Winner: Excel London


SUSTAINABILITY, Sponsored by Abraxys Sustainable

Winner: Icon Exhibitions & Displays Ltd

Silver: Bray Leino Events


PRINT, Sponsored by AEO & AEV

 Winner: Priority Graphics


AV & PRODUCTION, Sponsored by Press Red Rentals

Winner: Psp Exhibitions 


LOGISTICS, Sponsored by Green Circle Solutions

Winner: DSV Fairs & Events


FULL-SERVICE CONTRACTOR, Sponsored by Production Concepts



BEST STAND BUILD UNDER 10 SQM, Sponsored By Manchester Central

Winner: ESM – Greensea

BEST STAND BUILD UNDER 30 SQM, Sponsored by PSP Exhibitions

Winner: Rocket Exhibition Services – Centerparcs


BEST STAND BUILD OVER 30 SQM, Sponsored by Happy Projects

Winner: Evolve Creative Solutions – Novomatic

Silver: Solutions2 Uk Ltd – Grand Designs Live

The winners received their honours at the annual ESSA Dinnerand Awards hosted at the Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick, Coventry on Thursday 30 November 2023 in conjunction with headline sponsors beMatrix and Abraxys Global.


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