Hampshire-based entrepreneur and founder of B2B Expos, Matthew Larcome was announced last week as an Exhibition News 30 Under Thirty winner.

Exhibition News, the leading industry magazine, recently hosted it's annual 30 Under Thirty awards to recognise young, talented individuals from the world of events. The awards were set up to give young people a platform to highlight their outstanding achievements and offer them opportunities to learn from each other and leading industry figures.

The forth award ceremony took place on Wednesday 15 August at The Hilton Olympia in London and welcomed nominees and event professionals from all corners of the country.

Exhibition News editor, Nicola Macdonald presented Matthew with his certificate and congratulated him on his outstanding achievements.

Matthew, along with the other winners of the night, received special acknowledgement from Mash Media’s portfolio director, Duncan Siegle, who was interested in Matthew's journey and how he has gone on to franchise his award-winning business expo formula.

The evening ended with drinks and canapés, and a chance for the winners to network, make new connections and learn how each of the other winners are making a difference.