ETO Announces Awards Winners

Tod Hunter
BIRMINGHAM, England — The 2009 Erotic Trade Only Adult Industry Awards were given out at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on July 5 during the annual ETO trade show.

A reported 250 guests attended the event, which was themed as a summer barbecue instead of the previous black-tie dinner.

The winners, which were selected by ETO readers, were as follows:

Best ETO Show Stand
Mister B

Best R18 DVD
"Cathy Barry Extreme Cougar" (Pumpkin Media)

Best Gay R18 DVD
"British Soccer Lads" (Rentboy)

Best Adult Product
Screaming O Lingo (Screaming O)

Best Consumable
ID Glide (ID Lubricants)

Best Film Brand
Harmony Films

Best Gay Film Brand
LoadXXX

Best Sex Toy Brand
ToyJoy

Best Erotic Clothing Brand
Dreamgirl

Best R18 DVD Distributor
Darker Enterprises

Best Erotic Goods Distributor
Net 1on1

Best Overseas Distributor
Scala

Best Lingerie Distributor
GotLingerie

Best Online Retailer
LoveHoney.co.uk

Best Retailer
Soho Original Books

Best Sales Team
Creative Conceptions
Net 1on1 (joint winners)

Services to the Industry
Mike Wallace (Darker Enterprises)

Innovation in Adult
Screaming O

The ETO Show, the fifth annual gathering of adult manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and buyers in the U.K. adult industry, was held July 5-6. The show is organized by U.K.-based adult-industry trade publication Erotic Trade Only and sponsored by HotMovies.co.uk. It brings together the U.K. adult industry plus a number of U.S. and European suppliers who represent products including DVDs, toys, lubricants, lingerie, leather, clothing, footwear and sexual health products.