Manchester Magician Scoops Major Industry Award

A Manchester based magician has achieved national success, having won the 'Best Entertainment Category' at the prestigious National Wedding Industry Awards in London last Thursday night.

Sam Fitton, who specialises in close up magic for wedding couples and corporate clients, was presented the award by Sky News presenter Isabel Webster and founder Damian Bailey, in front of over 1000 other wedding industry insiders at the glitzy ceremony in Leicester Square.

Sam, the youngest ever recipient of the national award, left his full time job and role as a special constable to launch his own brand of magic. Despite the economic downturn he has seen his business go from strength to strength and has been inundated with bookings. 

"Swapping my uniform and hand-cuffs for a deck of playing cards was always going to be a gamble, but to win a major award like this proves the hard work has paid off"

Sam, who's performed for celebrities such as Wayne and Colleen Rooney started practicing magic on the streets of Manchester in his early teens, is one of the recent surge in Northern magicians who have gained national notoriety.


Asked whether he has aspirations to perform his unique style on T.V Sam says, "As soon as you succeed in a national competition like this people really do start taking notice, whether that will be a road I go down in the future, we will see,  at the moment I am in my element at weddings and it is proving to be a real success."

Founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, Damian Bailey said: “The Wedding Industry Awards really have become the gold standard for wedding excellence in this country and, as the national awards has proved, the wedding industry and in-particular suppliers from the North West, is packed full with passionate, innovative and committed suppliers.”

With the UK wedding industry being worth an estimated £10billion annually, it’s no surprise that wedding suppliers are working hard to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Happily, for last Thursday's winners, they’ve now got a coveted award to help them woo clients in 2015.

For more information or to contact Sam visit his website

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