The BPMA would like to say a huge thank you to the industry for supporting their Education Day, Merchandise World and the Annual Awards Dinner.

The 2019 Awards were held at Chesford Grange after the first day of Merchandise World and this year the tickets were sold out over a month before the event!

Special thanks must go to the sponsors and also the 350 suppliers and distributors who attended making it a fun and entertaining evening.

It was so lovely to see the industry dress up for the occasion to recognise and celebrate with the best of the best. The BPMA would like to congratulate all of the winners who were voted for by the BPMA membership and also thank all those who voted.

Following the welcome drinks, the dinner began with a welcome speech from Angela Wagstaff – the BPMA’s new Chairman who commented that the BPMA is in a strong position and gathering momentum with its strategic objectives. She also came prepared with some interesting show statistics, including the amount of Pic ‘n’ Mix consumed! Angela announced that Mind, the mental health charity, will be the charity that we will support during her term as Chairman.

Following the starter, Jon Birrell – CEO of the BPMA hosted the Awards welcoming on stage the sponsors and winners. Everyone then danced the night away to the Fabulous Fug Band before heading to the bar until the early hours.

Jon commented “It was wonderful to see so many of my industry friends and meet many new ones. I was very proud and humbled to be on stage hosting the awards and look forward to more industry events and taking the BPMA to another level as we inspire, connect and educate.”

The next awards dinner will take place at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 12th Feb 2020. If you would like to reserve a table please contact