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TIGA Shortlisted in Trade Association Forum Awards

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced that it has been shortlisted in seven categories in the 2011 Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

The winners of each category will be announced at the 2011 Awards and Networking Dinner at the Plaisterers’ Hall in London on 7 th July 2010.

TIGA is shortlisted in seven categories:

1.???? Annual Report of the Year

2.???? Commercial Initiative of the Year

3.???? Marketing Campaign of the Year

4.???? Membership Pack of the Year

5.???? Membership Success of the Year

6.???? Publication of the Year

7.???? Sector Representation

The Special Awards (The Individual Contribution Award; The Leadership Award; The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Trade Association of the Year Award) are not shortlisted, with the winners being announced at the Awards Dinner on 7 th July 2011.

The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of trade associations across the UK. They aim to foster the search for excellence, reward achievement and encourage the communication and adoption of best practice amongst Trade Association Forum members. Now in the 9th consecutive year, the Awards attract entries from all sectors and from associations of all sizes and have established themselves as a key event in the diary of trade associations.

Richard Wilson TIGA CEO stated:

“At TIGA our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our mission is to fight for the interests of game developers. To achieve these ends we are intent on building an enduring an organisation, one that improves year on year, a business that will make a significant impact on the games industry and so benefit the wider UK economy.

TIGA is absolutely delighted therefore to have been shortlisted for seven awards by the Trade Association Forum. This is a testament to TIGA’s superb team and the determination of the TIGA board to deliver results of the highest standard.”

TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.

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Notes to editors:About TIGA:TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry.?The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers.?We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.? We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.? This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

In 2010, TIGA was shortlisted for four of the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards:

1.???? Sector Representation Award

2.???? Member Recruitment Award

3.???? Annual Report of the Year Award

4.???? Website of the Year Award

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on 07875939643: or email richard.wilson@tiga.org ; or contact David Hodges on 02070911653?

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