Excel London scoops Visit London award for business event of the year

The launch of the new ICC at Excel London has been named as the business event of the year at the Visit London awards.

Bloomsbury Big Top hosted BT Visit London awards 2010
Bloomsbury Big Top hosted BT Visit London awards 2010

Excel London picked up the prize in the C&IT-sponsored category during the BT Visit London awards last night (8 December) at the Bloomsbury Big Top.

C&IT readers voted on business events including Peugeot's RCZ launch and BT Wholesale's Shine dinner by Adding Value, an M&S event by Timebased Events, and Smyle's Entrepreneurs Bootcamp 2009.

Smyle and Adding Value were also recognised in the business event of the year category, while Kings Place scooped the business venue of the year award.

Visit London’s chair Tamara Ingram recognised the "pretty turbulent year" for the industry during the awards but said the launch of the ICC London would make the capital a "centre for business again".

Alesha Dixon sang at the event after being handed the Sound of London award, while Mica Paris provided an impromptu performance with the London Community Gospel Choir. Twiggy was recognised with an outstanding achievement award.

View photos from the BT Visit London Awards here.

The award winners:

Business Event of the Year

Launch of London’s first ICC by Excel London

Business Venue of the Year

Kings Place

Sustainable Tourism Award

The Cavendish London

Large Hotel of the Year

The Langham London

Small Hotel/B&B of the Year

Egerton House Hotel

Budget Accommodation of the Year

Generator Hostel London

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Front of house team at The Renaissance London

Marketing/PR Campaign of the Year

Launch of the Galleries of Modern London by Museum of London

Consumer Event of the Year

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Best New Tourism Experience

Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the V&A

Best Tourism Experience

ZSL London Zoo

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