Raccoon Events has been shortlisted in three categories of this year’s AEO Excellence Awards including Marketing Campaign of the year for the National Outdoor Expo, Best Consumer Show for both the National Outdoor Expo and the National Running Show and Best Event Launch for the National Outdoor Expo.

 

The first edition of the National Outdoor Expo in partnership with Ordnance Survey was hosted at the NEC in Birmingham and was attended by over 14,000 people. The show’s two stages played host to experts and adventurers from across the world of outdoor pursuits including Ben Fogle, James Cracknell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Julia Bradbury, Ed Stafford and Dwayne Fields, enthralling packed theatres with the highs, lows, achievements and failures from a life spent in the outdoors.

 

The 2022 show was the fourth National Running Show to be hosted at the NEC in Birmingham and attracted almost 20,000 visitors across the two days. The show boasted a sensational line-up of speakers including Lord Sebastian Coe, Kadeena Cox, Derek Redmond, Jonnie Peacock and Jenni Falconer and a first class retail experience with top brand exhibitors.

 

Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Events commented: “I am so incredibly proud of the team here at Raccoon and it is fantastic to see their hard work recognised at such a prestigious event. To have our company listed alongside the biggest and best events in the country is testament to the amazing people we have in our business. Good luck to the other nominees and we look forward to the winners being announced next month.”

 

The National Running Show will be back at the NEC in Birmingham on 21-22 January 2023 and the National Outdoor Expo will return to the NEC Birmingham on the 18-19 March 2022. For more information about either show or to book your ticket visit https://nationalrunningshow.com/ and https://nationaloutdoorexpo.com/.

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Our Awards

We are thrilled to have received the following awards:

EN Awards 2022
Best Con Sumer Show
WINNER

AEO Awards 2021
Best Lockdown Initiative WINNER

EN Awards, 2020
Best Covid Lockdown Fundraising Initiative
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2020
Innovation Award
WINNER

AEO Awards, 2018
Best Consumer Show Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Launch
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Show Director
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Feature
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
WINNER

EN Indy Awards, 2018
Best Feature Area
Finalist

EN Awards, 2018
Show Rising Star
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Marketing Campaign of the Year - Consumer
Finalist

AEO Awards, 2019
Best Consumer Show
Finalist

EN Indy Awards, 2019
Best Show Director
Shortlisted

EN Awards, 2019
Show Rising Star
Shortlisted