MCV Awards 08: Winners' reaction

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GRAND PRIX AWARD:
NINTENDO

David Yarnton, Nintendo:

It's truly overwhelming to be awarded the Grand Prix for a third time. It is without doubt our industry's most prestigious award and we are very grateful to be recognised in such a great way. We must thank all our friends at retail and at third party publishers who have played just as large a part as we have in helping us to achieve some of our goals in the last year. Hopefully this solid base will help us to build and improve NUK even further. We'd additionally like to thank MCV for another great evening.”

UK DEVELOPMENT TEAM:
CODEMASTERS

Gavin Cheshire, Codemasters:

We've invested in talent, built great teams, created smart technology and it's very gratifying to have our achievements recognised.”

DISTRIBUTION TEAM:
CENTRESOFT

Margaret Pearson, Centresoft:

Receiving this award from our industry peers is a great honour and underpins the excellent relationship we have with all of our partners.”

SALES TRIUMPH:
COOKING MAMA (505 GAMES)

Ian Howe, 505 Games:

This MCV Award underlines all the hard work the 505 Games team has put into the campaign and the faith shown by our retail partners.”

SALES TEAM:
UBISOFT

Darren Bowen, Ubisoft:

We're really delighted – it's a big award to have won. It is testament to the work we've all put in this year, and special thanks to our trade partners.”

GAMES PUBLISHER:
NINTENDO

David Yarnton, Nintendo:

It's a great honour to be voted Best Publisher by our peers and is testament to the great hardware and software we have been able to work with.”

MCV RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD
SPECIAL RECOGNITION:
PAUL DONNELLY

Paul Donnelly, Gem:

I'm hugely honoured to be chosen by my peers for this award. The reception was fantastic, and for me it was the best awards show so far.”

PR TEAM:
NINTENDO

Rob Saunders, Nintendo:

It's incredible that the industry voted for Nintendo again for the third year running. Thanks also to all at MCV for another great industry night.”

GAME CAMPAIGN:
HALO 3 (MICROSOFT)

Brett Siddons, Microsoft:

It's great to get the recognition from the industry on what was the biggest campaign I had the pleasure of working on. It was a massive team effort.”

NEW GAMES BRAND:
ASSASSIN'S CREED (UBISOFT)

James O'Reilly, Ubisoft:

Thanks to everyone at Ubisoft Montreal for creating such a great product to work with, as well as everyone at Ubisoft and all our trade partners.”

TRADE MARKETING TEAM:
ELECTRONIC ARTS

Penny Humphrey, EA:

Winning this award is testament to the hard work, innovation, planning and great relationships that the team has forged with retail.”


MARKETING TEAM:
NINTENDO

Dawn Paine, Nintendo:

A huge thank you to the voting panel, and also to our agency and business partners and a personal thank you to the PR and marketing team at Nintendo.”


INDEPENDENT RETAILER:
GRAINGER GAMES

Stephen Bowyer, Grainger Games:

My main thanks must go to all of the managers and staff for their efforts over the past few years. Without them we would not be in such a great position.”


SPECIALIST RETAILER:
GAME

Lisa Morgan, GAME:

GAME is thrilled to win this award for the second year. We are very pleased that the judges have recognised the team's performance with this award.”


ENTERTAINMENT RETAILER:
HMV

Tim Ellis, HMV:

We're determined to one day also be considered for the specialist award, but we're thrilled to have won this for the second year running.”

ONLINE RETAILER:
PLAY.COM

Gian Luzio, Play.com:

This is great recognition for all the work the whole team has put in. I'd also like to thank Square, Codemasters and Vivendi for being great hosts on the night.”

STAR STORE:
ZAVVI, OXFORD STREET

Stephen Lynn, Zavvi:

On behalf of the team at Oxford Street and everyone at Zavvi, I would like to say thank you to the judges who voted for Zavvi Oxford Street.”

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