Olympia London is Finalist at AEO Awards

01 Jul 2014

Olympia London has been nominated as finalist in four categories for the Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards 2014. The Finalist list is published ahead of the AEO Awards on 4 July, which are held to represent the industry’s best events and to celebrate its achievements from the past 12 months.

The nomination for Best Venue reflects Olympia London’s strengthened status as one of London’s premiere event venues following recent significant investment. The competitive category recognises new facilities introduced to improve customer experience and performance.

Secondly, and following in the footsteps of Olympia London’s recent win at the 2014 Exhibition News Awards, is nomination for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year. The nomination recognises Olympia London’s rebrand campaign, which was designed to create an aspirational, authentic and vibrant new identity for the venue.

Other nominations are for the Sustainability Award and for the Unsung Hero Award. As the first venue to be certified under sustainable event management system, ISO20121, Olympia London is proud to gain recognition for its recent steps and achievements made in this field.  Abdul Mouak, Head Chef under Compass Group and in Earls Court and Olympia London’s service for twenty years, was nominated by his peers for the Unsung Hero award for his work, skills and achievements in the kitchen.

Anna Golden, commercial director for Olympia London commented: “Achieving such a broad sweep of nominations is a great result for Olympia London, demonstrating the strength of the venue in key areas of business. As we look to the future of Olympia London as the venue for our biggest shows moving from Earls Court, recognition for the excellence of Olympia is also hugely important. Finally, it is great to see awards for our people and for our sustainability work, in which we are market leaders.”

The nominations list also features several events staged at Earls Court and OIympia London, including The Meetings Show, shortlisted for Best Trade Show. The Spirit of Christmas, Ideal Home Show, Ideal Home Show at Christmas and Move It are also all nominated for awards.

Results of the AEO Excellence Awards will be revealed at the AEO Excellence Awards ceremony on 4 July at Grosvenor House in London.

Notes to editors

About Olympia London

Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment.

The recent £30 million redevelopment of Olympia West and Central has provided the venue with new-found flexibility for events of every size, bringing modern facilities and British heritage together.

Olympia London presently operates alongside Earls Court, with shared staff and values. Together our businesses are recognised in the industry for exceptional levels of customer service and support, and our numerous awards are testament to our clients' satisfaction.

About the AEO Excellence Awards

The AEO Excellence Awards showcases achievements in the event industry over the past 12 months. The event recognises and celebrates organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors throughout the industry.
The finalist list is available at http://www.aeoawards.org/Content/AEO-Excellence-Awards-2014-FINALISTS

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For further information please contact:
Belinda Liversedge, Communications Manager, Earls Court and Olympia London
Belinda.liversedge@eco.co.uk / (0)20 7370 8838