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Awards Winners 2006

The winners of the 2006 drinks business Awards

The following awards were made at
The Awards Ceremony
on Wednesday 17 May
at the LIWSF

Man of the year
Karan Bilimoria, founder and CEO, Cobra

The shortlist:
Alex Anson
, Thresher group
Danny Cameron, Raymond Reynolds
Michael Cox, Wines of Chile
Bill Farrar, Macallan Distillery

Woman of the year
Cécile Bonnefond, president and CEO, Veuve Clicquot

The shortlist:
Jean Coussins
, The Portman Group
Sarah Kemp, Decanter Magazine
Angela Mount, Somerfield
Elena Yanovna Sorokina, OST-Group

Young Achiever of the year
Rick Payne, Hall & Woodhouse

The shortlist:
Pip Martin
, Wine Adventure (Runner up)
Alex Field, PR manager, Moet Hennessey UK
Clare Seel, publisher, Decanter

On-trade Personality of the year
Giorgio Locatelli, Locanda Locatelli

The shortlist:
Christine Parkinson, Hakkasan (Runner –up)
Niall Barnes, Albannach
Henry Bessant, Worldwide Cocktail Club
Wayne Collins, Maxxium UK
Rogerio David, Armadillo

Consumer Campaign
The Stormhoek Way, Orbital Wines

The shortlist:
, Cobra Beer
Beer from the Coast, Adnams
Bunnahabhain Whisky, Burn Stewart Distillers
Campari and Catwalks, Fior Brands
Chivas Regal 12, Chivas Brothers
Taste of England, Chapel Down
Taste Matters, Taste Mateus, First Drinks Brands

Trade Campaign
Wines of Chile UK

The shortlist:
Think Red, Think Cotes du Rhone, Sopexa UK (Runner-up)
Committed to Ale – InBev UK (Runner-up)
Bibendum Trade Marketing
Chianti Classico Black Rooster, Eviva Communications
Cocktail Strategy – Global development, Maxxium UK
DIAM launch – five years in the making, Cube Communications
Mega Tasting, Wines of South Africa

Best Design & Packaging
Reyka Vodka

The shortlist:
King Cobra

Adnams Beer
Brothers Cider
Chivas Regal Royal Salute 38-year-old
French Rabbit
Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo
Martell XO
Wokka Saki

Best PR Campaign
Fetzer Vineyards at Chelsea, Brown-Forman Wines

The shortlist:
Grant’s Sport50, Touch PR
Absolut Ice Bar launch, Maxxium PR
Benedictine Liqueur, First Drinks Brands
Coors Beer Naturally, R&R Teamwork Media Relations
McWilliam’s New Wor(l)d on Wine
Peroni, Emporio Peroni

Business Excellence
Cobra Beer

The shortlist:
The Macallan

Best Logistics Company
FFG Hillebrand

The shortlist:
EHD London
London City Bond
Seawing Landguard International
Sensible Wine Services

Responsible Drinking Message
Diageo – "Don’t see a great night wasted"

The shortlist:
The Portman Group
Sainsbury’s – Think 21
Thresher Group

Retail Award
Thresher Group

The shortlist:
Majestic Wines Harrods
Tesco Wine Club

Outstanding Contribution to the UK On-Trade
Nick Tarayan

Outstanding Contribution to Drinks Retailing
Majestic Wine Warehouses

Outstanding Contribution to the Wine Trade
Mike Paul

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