Intent Media, publisher of BikeBiz, is launching a new event that recognises retail and manufacturing excellence within the modern UK cycle industry.
The BikeBiz Awards 2008 will run alongside this year's Cycle Show, in London, taking place on the evening of the trade specific day of Thursday October 9th. The venue of the event will be announced next month.
"A trade awards event for such a vibrant business as the cycle industry is long overdue and will offer an enjoyable and valuable evening for the entire cycle business community - from the smallest independent dealer to large suppliers," said BikeBiz publisher and Intent Media managing director Stuart Dinsey.
"The BikeBiz brand is respected both in print and online. We have a strong relationship with our readers and will work closely with the industry to create an event it can be proud of.
"Intent Media already runs high quality awards in other entertainment and leisure markets and we will be bringing our experience and production values to the BikeBiz Awards."
Categories will be announced next month. The awards will have a transparent voting procedure, with the BikeBiz team picking five Finalists per category after a free-of-charge lobbying period.
A wide Judging Panel, drawn from all sectors of the business, will then choose the winners.
"This is an event for everyone. It will be affordable and prestigious, with huge reach thanks to the influence of the BikeBiz magazine and website," added Dinsey.
For sponsorship or ticket enquiries, please contact Carly Bailey on 01992 535647 or email Carly.Bailey@intentmedia.co.uk.