The 2019 EN Indy Awards is an event organised by Exhibition News which awards the efforts independent exhibition organisers. This year sees our publishing company Eljays44 Limited in the running for three awards.
With the winners to be announced at the 2019 EN Indy Awards ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company on 11 October, the three categories Eljays44 were nominated in are:
- BEST SHOW DIRECTOR: Jamie Wilkinson
- BEST TRADE LAUNCH: FutureScape Spring
- BEST BRAND EXPANSION: FutureScape Spring
The award nominations from Jamie and the FutureScape events team demonstrated clarity, vision and a great affinity with the landscaping community, focusing on the development of the FutureScape brand and leading to the launch of the first FutureScape Spring event in March 2019.
FutureScape is at the core of Eljays44’s landscaping and horticultural industry initiatives and has been since its launch in 2012. These one-day events enjoy visitor numbers in excess of 3500 with exhibiting companies topping the 300 mark over their Spring and Autumn shows.
Entry numbers to the 2019 EN Indy Awards have increased by 88%, reflecting the growth in the independent event sector and demonstrating both heightened investment and competition in the field.
FutureScape Events Director Jamie Wilkinson spoke of his excitement on hitting the shortlist in three categories at the first attempt:
“This is a real bonus on the back of an exciting and impressive year in our events programme. The Eljays44 team continue to excel and embrace all the new initiatives we are working on and the FutureScape Spring event was a perfect example of this: well-reasoned, well-researched, well-executed, well-received and now, well-rewarded.” – Jamie Wilkinson, nominated as BEST SHOW DIRECTOR and director of Eljays44, nominated in BEST TRADE LAUNCH and BEST BRAND EXPANSION.