The Awards ceremony, hosted by M&IT on Monday 5th March, brought together the great and good of the events, meetings and travel industry to recognise achievements and reward excellence.
The M&IT Magazine Personality of the Year is a special award determined by personal nominations from industry peers and as such, it is both highly coveted and regarded.
Martin Lewis, Editor of M&IT magazine, said, ‘This year over 44 people were nominated, Richard received a large number of nominations from a diverse selection of individuals, and notably from both buyers and suppliers. This indicates the level of respect felt for him within the industry, from both his competitors and peers’.
“Huge congratulations to Richard Foulkes for winning the UK's most coveted event award, the M&IT Personality of the Year Award. It recognises his work in bringing together the UK trade associations; and for generally being a brilliant chap,” said Zanine Adams, Head of Event Solutions & UK Sales at London & Partners (formerly Visit London).
The award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the meetings and events industry as a whole; one who has helped to increase its professionalism, visibility and reputation, irrespective of their own personal or financial gain.
“I am hugely honoured and proud to receive this prestigious award and recognition from those that I have worked alongside. I am now even more inspired to help contribute to the growth this vibrant, exciting and creative industry” said Foulkes.