Jul042011

lunch! wins Best UK Trade Show Award for 2nd year running!

Diversified UK’s lunch! food-to-go trade show has won “Best Trade Show Exhibition – under 2,000m2” for the second consecutive year at the Association of Event Organisers’ annual Excellence Awards, which are widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ for the live events and exhibition industry.

lunch! scooped the prestigious award ahead of rivals E-Health Media and Ocean Media at the AEO’s annual awards ceremony, which was attended by more than 1,200 industry professionals on Friday 1 July, at ExCeL London. One of the few companies this year to receive multiple nominations, Brighton-based Diversified Communications UK also received a ‘Highly Commended’ in this same category from the judges for its complementary healthcare show camexpo.

Carsten Holm, Diversified UK’s managing director, is delighted that the company has been honoured as a leader within its field: “We always felt we had hit on something special with lunch! and it’s fantastic, if a little humbling, to see it being recognised by the rest of the exhibition industry for two years running – even in our wildest dreams, we never expected that!”

lunch!" src="http://www.lunchshow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/winner-logo-web.png" alt="" width="128" height="103" />The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards celebrates achievements by organisers, venues, suppliers and contractors throughout the exhibition and event industry. The judges were impressed by lunch!’s distinctive style, commenting: “The winning show has really attacked a very difficult marketplace and established itself as a leading niche show. We especially liked the unique and personal approach to their market.”

“It is such a wonderful achievement for lunch! to win this prestigious award not just once but two years in a row! It really reflects how lunch! has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and what an important show it has become for the entire out-of-home food and drink industry. We would like to thank the exhibitors, visitors, and partners of lunch! for making it so special. We share this honour with them,” says Grace Pinder, lunch!’s marketing manager.

Now in its fourth year, lunch! returns to Old Billingsgate, London, on 29-30 September 2011. With a 50% increase in exhibition space taking the show up onto the venue’s upper level for the first time, lunch! 2011 will boast over 190 quality exhibitors, representing companies from right across the entire out-of-home food and drink spectrum. lunch! is free to attend for pre-registered trade visitors.

For further information and to register, please visit www.lunchshow.co.uk.

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