Friends and colleagues joined together at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London on Thursday night for a glittering gala dinner, celebrating the achievements of the past year.
Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous three course meal with fine wine. Industry favourite Richard Stephenson hosted the evening, presenting IER Awards for outstanding performance. A charity fundraiser was held in aid of the Electrical Industries Charity and was followed by comedy from after-dinner speaker Ian Irving, and music and dancing from Rock and Blues band The Beatin’ Hearts.
Congratulations to all of the winners and highly commended at this year’s Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards, and commiserations to those who just missed out.
Photos from the night will be uploaded shortly.
Editor Gregor Muir commented: “This remains a highly competitive industry, and events like the IER Awards help drive further innovation and increase standards of excellence. It also provided an excellent opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas. With greater collaboration a watchword in the industry, the chance to speak to other people who face similar and different challenges can inspire greater performance in our own businesses as well as helping to hasten new commercial opportunities such as the connected home.”
Special projects and events manager Linda Dorling said: “Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all who entered and well done to those who made it through to the final round of voting. Sincere thanks to our sponsors and everyone who attended the 23rd IER Awards event – our industry has so many winning products and great people who make it all happen. Here’s to looking ahead to the 24th awards in 2016!”
Event director Hannah Dedman added: “The success of last year’s IER Awards augured well for 2015, and the evening’s success was testament to the enthusiasm of the industry. The response we received to the awards was fantastic, allowing companies and individuals to shine and be rewarded for the successes of the past year.”