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Stars of the events industry celebrated at M&IT Awards

Sundial Group's Tim Chudley and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau notable winners from 2016 awards show

Pictured: Harmonix, supplied by Young Guns, entertained the 1,200 guests at the M&IT Awards on Friday

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, The Hague Convention Bureau and Sundial Group's Tim Chudley were among the winners at the M&IT Awards.

Leading the charge was Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, which won Best UK Convention Bureau for the 10th consecutive year, while The Hague Convention Bureau outdid its 2015 silver award for Best Overseas Convention Bureau, taking gold for 2016.

M&IT Personality of the Year went to Sundial Group founder Tim Chudley, in a nod to his campaign work for the Living Wage and industry charity Meeting Needs.

Other gold winners were Celtic Manor Resort, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Convention Centre Dublin, ACC Liverpool, Kudos, Conference Care, First Choice Conference & Events, Vista Events DMC Greece, Planet Pursuits, Sundial Group, Alton Towers, Warwick Conferences, The Moller Centre and Woodside, Emirates and British Airways.

More than 1,200 guests attended the awards on Friday evening, hosted by BBC presenter Kate Silverton at Battersea Evolution.

Full list of winners were:

Best UK-based Airline

Gold British Airways

Silver Virgin Atlantic

Bronze easyJet

Finalist FlyBe

Finalist Jet2

Finalist Monarch Airlines


Best Overseas-based Airline

Gold Emirates

Silver Etihad Airways

Bronze Singapore Airlines

Finalist Cathay Pacific

Finalist KLM

Finalist Qatar Airways


Best UK Convention Bureau

Gold Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

Silver Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau

Bronze Liverpool Convention Bureau

Finalist London & Partners

Finalist Marketing Edinburgh

Finalist Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent Conference Bureau


Best Overseas Convention Bureau

Gold The Hague Convention Bureau

Silver Rotterdam Partners

Bronze Malta Tourism Authority

Finalist Brisbane Marketing

Finalist Business Events Canada

Finalist Dubai Business Events

Finalist Monaco Tourist Authority

Finalist NYC & Company

Finalist Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau


Best Value for Money Conference Venue

Gold Woodside - A Sundial Venue

Silver Coombe Abbey

Bronze The Monastery Manchester

Finalist ACC Liverpool

Finalist Barnett Hill - A Sundial Venue

Finalist Highgate House - A Sundial Venue


Best UK Management Training Centre

Gold The Møller Centre

Gold Woodside - A Sundial Venue

Silver Ashridge House

Bronze Warwick Conferences

Finalist Highgate House - A Sundial Venue

Finalist Wyboston Lakes


Best Academic Venue

Gold Warwick Conferences

Silver Ashridge House

Bronze Robinson College, University of Cambridge

Finalist Conference Oxford

Finalist The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues

Finalist Well Met Conferencing


Best UK Unusual Venue

Gold Alton Towers Resort

Silver Brighton Dome

Bronze Coombe Abbey

Finalist Natural History Museum

Finalist Pines Calyx

Finalist The Monastery Manchester


Best Venue Group Meeting Product

Gold Sundial Group

Silver Qhotels

Bronze Hilton Worldwide

Finalist De Vere Venues

Finalist Marriott Hotels

Finalist Radisson Blu


Best Food & Beverage Supplier

Gold Kudos

Silver Leith's

Silver rhubarb

Bronze Searcys

Finalist Amadeus

Finalist Create Food & Party Design


Best Event Provider

Gold Planet Pursuits

Silver mclcreate

Bronze Yarrington

Finalist Saville Audio Visual

Finalist Shocklogic

Finalist Universal Live Ltd


Best Destination Management Company

Gold Vista Events DMC Greece

Silver ECMeetings Malta

Bronze 24 Degrees LLC

Finalist Alpine Sterling DMC

Finalist events by tlc

Finalist Kuoni Destination Management


Best Intermediary Agency [fewer than 40 employees]

Gold First Choice Conference & Events

Silver Bluehat Group

Bronze Principal. Global Events

Finalist Planet Pursuits

Finalist Venues & Events International Ltd

Finalist YES (Your Event Solutions)


Best Intermediary Agency [more than 40 employees]

Gold Conference Care

Silver NYS Corporate

Bronze Capita Travel and Events

Finalist Banks Sadler

Finalist Grass Roots Meetings & Events

Finalist Zibrant


Best Conference and Banqueting Staff

Gold Kudos

Silver Woodside - Sundial Venue

Bronze QEII Centre

Finalist Coombe Abbey

Finalist The Møller Centre

Finalist Warwick Conferences


Best UK Conference Centre

Gold ACC Liverpool

Silver The ICC

Bronze QEII Centre

Finalist The Celtic Manor Resort

Finalist Warwick Conferences

Finalist Wyboston Lakes


Best Overseas Conference Centre

Gold The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)

Silver CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona)

Silver RAI Amsterdam

Bronze Estrel Berlin

Finalist Dubai World Trade Centre

Finalist Grimaldi Forum Monaco


Best Overseas Hotel

Gold Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Silver Hotel Arts Barcelona

Bronze Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella

Finalist Fairmont Monte Carlo

Finalist Marina Bay Sands

Finalist W Hotel Barcelona


Best UK Hotel

Gold The Celtic Manor Resort

Silver The Midland - Qhotels

Bronze Chewton Glen

Finalist Cliveden

Finalist Coworth Park

Finalist The Gleneagles Hotel

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