In the last issue we revealed the finalists for the 2013 ETO Awards and I’d like to pass on my sincere congratulations to every single finalist. Whether you go on to win your category or not, you have already beaten off stiff competition to get to this stage and can feel justly proud that your customers and peers in the industry have recognised your efforts. I should thank everyone who nominated ETO itself and ETO staff members in the Services to the Industry and Best Erotic Journalist categories too, and apologise for failing to make it clear that we would not allow our own names to go forward.
While I’m on the subject of our annual awards, it would be remiss of me not to mention next month’s ETO Show, where the ETO Awards are presented. If you’ve never attended the event before, or you’re new to the industry, we’ll be running an ‘everything you need to know’ feature in the June issue and I hope you will decide to join us (23rd and 24th June at the NEC – save the date). If you would like to meet all the major names in the UK trade, along with a host of specialist suppliers and leading European wholesalers, then the ETO Show offers the perfect opportunity to do it all in one place and at the same time. The exhibitors will be premiering new product ranges and retailers will be able to take advantage of many special show-only offers. Entry is free of charge. And yes, to answer a question we’ve already responded to on Twitter several times, bloggers and sex toy reviewers are indeed very welcome! Just visit www.etoshow.com and click on the Register button and we’ll send you your free entry badge through the post.