The UK cycling industry is to get its first live awards event in years, thanks to a tie-up between the BikeBiz Awards 2009 and The Cycle Show.
This follows the successful introduction of the BikeBiz Awards last year, which saw all sectors of the UK cycling industry recognised and celebrated.
Taking the event to the next level for 2009, the BikeBiz Awards will be held on the trade day of Cycle Show, Thursday October 8th at a dedicated drinks reception taking place once the exhibition closes.
All exhibitors are invited to attend the reception to toast the winners, with a limited number of additional invitations being issued by BikeBiz.
This year, the list of awards has been tweaked slightly. The awards up for grabs in 2009 include:-
-Independent Retailer (less than ten stores)
-High Street Chain (over ten stores)
-Distributor – Bikes
-Distributor – Parts & Accessories
-Best Cycle Show Stand
With the exception of the Best Stand accolade, which will be chosen and presented by Cycle Show organiser Upper Street Events, the BikeBiz Awards 2009 will be chosen in the same transparent fashion as last year.
The industry can lobby to be considered as a finalist for one of the ten categories by emailing
Lisa.Foster@intentmedia.co.uk. Finalists per category will then be announced in print and online in September, when a panel of senior industry executives and leading retailers will be asked to vote on the ultimate winners.
“We had an incredible response to the BikeBiz Awards last year, with the market telling us that it was exactly what it had been waiting for. These awards recognise the talent within the trade,” said BikeBiz publisher Stuart Dinsey.
“We launched with virtual awards last year, but it was always our intention to roll out a dedicated awards event. And we’re delighted that Cycle Show has chosen to host the awards during the prestigious Earls Court exhibition.”
Andrew Brabazon, Cycle Show’s event director, added: “We’re delighted to be working together with BikeBizon the awards. It cements the already strong relationship we have.”
To find out more about winning a BikeBiz Award, email Lisa.Foster@intentmedia.co.uk. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and interested parties should contact
Carly.Bailey@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.
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