The first Major Events Industry Awards celebrated the successes of MEI Members, “best of breed” companies working in major sporting events. The Awards ceremony took place as part of the inaugural Major Events Summit held in London on 26 & 27 October 2015.


Members including Selex ES were recognised for their achievements, innovation and services to major events. Uniquely, two UK government departments also received Awards for their continued support to companies and helping them to access major events opportunities.


The Awards were designed by MEI Member Touch of Ginger, who also designed the Rugby World Cup 2015 medals and the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Awards themselves replicate an IAAF standard relay baton, keeping to the sporting theme.


In attendance at the Awards dinner too were Sports ‘legends’ including Graham Gooch, Alvin Martin and Steve Sedgley adding a bit of stardust to the event.


Full list of 2015 Award winners:


  • Most significant security technology contribution to a recent major event             

Winner: Selex ES


  • Venue Operations Innovation Award

Winner: Mobile Media Content


  • Most significant government contribution: Safety Security and Resilience              

Winner: UKTI DSO


  • Most Significant contribution to developments in Temporary Overlay      

Winner: GL Events


  • Special Recognition for contribution to Physical Security to the Major Events Community

Winner: Zaun


  • Greatest achievement for an SME in international Major Events 

Winner: Sword Security


  • Support Service Provider to Major Events and MEI Members        

Winner: SOS Global Express


  • Most significant government contribution: Global Sports              

Winner: Andrew Bacchus, UKTI


  • Most active MEI Member            

Winner: Terry Waller, Arc International


  • Special recognition: Outstanding campaign for disability inclusion

Winner: Thomas Williams -Disability Consultant


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