The technical events team at Grandstand Stoneleigh Events were recently awarded the organising team of the year at an event at London’s Honourable Artillery Company.
The team won the award for organising the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s 2018 British Pig & Poultry Fair, the leading professional business event for the sectors which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh.
The judges praised the collaborative approach of the team who constantly strive to deliver the greatest possible value for visitors and exhibitors alike, keeping the event relevant and working closely with industry bodies and organisations.
“This award is well deserved and recognises all the hard work which goes on behind the scenes to deliver the Fair to such a high standard,” said Andrew Lazenby, chief executive at the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
“We know our events are in good hands with Alice and her team.”
Feedback from the 2018 Fair has some very impressive statistics; 97% of visitors rated their visit to the event as good or excellent and 80% planned to make changes to their business as a result of their visit.
“We feel extremely privileged to organise the British Pig & Poultry Fair and are really pleased to win this award for the industry as a whole,” said Alice Bell, head of the technical events team.
“We might be a specialist sector, but it is great to see our industry event getting recognised at a national level. We really want to thank everyone who helped make the 2018 Fair such a success, from all the exhibitors who built fabulous stands, to the visitors who travelled to Stoneleigh and everyone in between.”
Held in May at the NAEC Stoneleigh, the Fair attracts over 370 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Planning is already under way for the next Fair, which will take place on May 12-13 2020.