2 safety product companies have won the awards for “best stands” at BETA International.

The Best Stand Awards recognise the 2 stands of the highest quality at the trade exhibition.

Helmet manufacturer Charles Owen & Co topped the large stand award (above), whose display “shouted professionalism”. The small stand award went to Racesafe (below), which made its name producing body protectors.

best small stand winner beta 2014“Visitors cannot fail but to be impressed by the high calibre of the exhibition stands,” said BETA International organiser Claire Thomas.

“Each one has been carefully thought out and prepared to each company’s own exacting criteria. Selecting the winners from 3 halls full of stands is never any easy task, but our judges did a great job. Congratulations to all the winners — they certainly deserve their reward.”

Every exhibitor at the fair — which took place 16-18 February — is automatically entered into the competition and placed in either the large (32sqm and over) or small stand (under 32sqm) category.

The competition was judged by Vicki Campling, of the trade fair’s chosen charity World Horse Welfare, and Tony Morley, from The Wine and Hamper Company, which sponsored the competition.

Large stand winner: Charles Owen & Co; highly commended: Equilibrium Products

Small stand winner: Racesafe; highly commended: Global Herbs