Thorns Group Unsung Hero Wins AEO Award

18 Jun 2017

Roger Jennings_Thorns GroupThe nationwide events and exhibitions contractor are proud to announce that their Senior Site Manager, Roger Jennings, has taken home the well-deserved accolade of Unsung Hero award at this year’s AEO’s which took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, London on 16th June 2017.

With over 30 years’ experience in the events and exhibitions industry, Roger Jennings has been with Thorns Group for 11 years and truly deserves the title of Unsung Hero. Always doing his job to the best of his ability, Roger makes it all happen; overseeing the transformation of an empty space into a grand event or exhibition before he quietly disappears and delivers outstanding service for the next customer.

Roger has enjoyed being part of the exhibition world from an early age with childhood memories of trips to the Ideal Home Show at Olympia and seeing the first Mini at Earls Court Motor Show in 1960. Highlights of his career include Hyde Park’s 50th D-Day anniversary, the launch of P&O ship Oriana where our red carpet was laid for the Queen, and setting a record number of covers for a grand dinner at Earls Court.

Jim Williams, Group Operations Director said; “Roger is an asset to the team and has built up great rapport with venue staff. Over the last 11 years he has managed over 500 exhibitions in every major venue in the UK. Roger is very customer-focused and this is clearly shown when our clients ask for him to manage their shows year after year, time and time again. We’re thrilled to have someone on our team who will always go the extra mile to ensure the job is done right. Congratulations Roger!’

The AEO Awards took place at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 16th June 2017 and represented the best that the events industry has to offer as well as showcasing the amazing achievements from within. The well recognised event celebrated organisers’ achievements, standards of excellence from venues and service quality by suppliers and contractors throughout the industry.

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