Event Production Awards Past Winners

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2019 Winners

FULL EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

entertee events for Black Deer Festival

“Working to tight budgets on a new event, the team delivered many different experiences and engagements to an extremely diverse audience.”

TECHNICAL EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

Hawthorn for Adobe Summit EMEA 2018

“This really is an excellent application which clearly sets out how Hawthorn understood and delivered the expectations of their client. The ‘Wow Factor’ was an important element of the brief and Hawthorn clearly achieved this with a range of industry leading AV and tech.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: CELLAR DOOR PROMOTIONS FOR BOLLYWOOD FEVER

THE LEGEND AWARD

Steven and Holly Corfield – Serious Stages

BEST CREWING SUPPLIER

Gallowglass

“Gallowglass lead the way in training, H+S and total professionalism. The quality of crew is crucial in the events industry as we approach the 2020s.”

BEST SECURITY COMPANY

Showsec International

“ShowSec really stands out due to number and diversity of events catered for. Their specific event was impressive due to scale and safety implications involved.”

BEST CONCESSION PROVIDER

Peppermint Bars and Events

“Peppermints themed bars are excellent and clever, and judges were also impressed with the Premium VIP offerings initiative.”

BEST POWER SUPPLIER

LOOS FOR DOs

“The entry shows they provide a great service and always deliver. They are able to demonstrate good value for money and offer an outstanding service.”

BEST FENCING/CROWD BARRIER SUPPLIER

entertee hire services

“Awarded top marks for their diverse range of products, from purely functional to visually attractive and decorative – coupled with the sheer volume of fencing and barriers that they install over the course of a year.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: LIVE

BEST FLOORING OR ROADWAY SUPPLIER

LIVE

“LIVE are a company that continue to innovate and improve not only the products but methods of working, to provide the best possible customer service, which is evident in their long-term client relationships.”

BEST STAGING COMPANY

Serious Stages

“They are making interesting developments in stages, stage roofs and other stage associated structures. They are also developing temporary buildings – but still their core business is stages for concerts and festivals and this entry just had the edge.”

BEST TEMPORARY STRUCTURE SUPPLIER

Acorn Event Structures

“Acorn have really done well with new and innovative temporary buildings in the past year or so and just had the edge due to this progress.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: GL EVENTS

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Event Genius and Ticket Arena

“The positive feedback from customers and end users is really impressive and they have clearly generated many positive innovations, embracing the technology available.”

GREEN SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

WowGrass

“There can be no denying the WowGrass team’s dedication to providing a sustainable product grown in the most environmentally friendly way, that offers a great alternative to traditional plastic astroturf.”

BEST TICKETING PROVIDER

Event Genius and Ticket Arena

“The positive feedback from customers and end users is really impressive and they have clearly generated many positive innovations, embracing the technology available.”

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY AT AN EVENT

ARHT Media – Women in Tech

“This is definitely breaking down the barriers of geography and taking communication to a whole new level. It must have been a great experience for everyone in the audience.”

BEST VISUAL SPECTACULAR

Culture Liverpool for Liverpool’s Dream

“It is one thing impressing a group of people that have something in common and are attending a single event, but it’s another attracting and impressing a whole city full of different interest likes and dislikes. The whole production looked to create a lasting effect.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: STRONG & CO FOR PROJECT 84

BRAND ACTIVATION OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER BRAND

Hyperactive for Carlsberg

“The Carlsberg Cabin was a stand out brand activation. Both the look and feel and the environmental values made them a clear winner.”

BRAND ACTIVATION OF THE YEAR – NON-CONSUMER BRAND

Strong & Co for Project 84

“On an extremely sensitive subject, Strong & Co were able to create an activation that hit home hard and generated an awesome reach via international press and social media.”

PRODUCTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

We are the Fair

“This entry demonstrated outstanding levels of service across all aspects of an event’s requirements along with a huge diversity in size and type of event. Great production from a great team.”

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Black Deer Festival

“A new event in a new venue, with an entirely new audience, on very tight budgets – the team delivered a great event and one for the future that will only grow.”

SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR

Bournemouth 7s Festival

“Bournemouth 7’s is an exciting and constantly growing event showing innovation every year. This is a safe and fun event by an organiser that ‘gets it’.”

ACCESS ALL AREAS’ SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Actavo Events

“In a field of phenomenal entries, Actavo stood out for the diverse range of challenges they overcame, and the breadth of events at which their products seamlessly integrated. 2018 was the company’s biggest to date, and its work at the Glasgow 2018 European Games and the Papal Visit to Ireland were of particular note. It’s not easy making an impact on the major events market. Top work folks.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: GL EVENTS

2018 Winners

BEST CREWING OR RIGGING SUPPLIER

Pinnacle Crew

“A comprehensive entry demonstarting recent upgrades in training along with investment in crewing software.”

EVENT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

Hawthorn

“With so many amazing entries it’s hard to pick a winner – however Hawthorn’s entry stood out as being stellar for a specific client such as Adobe.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: WHITE LIGHT LTD

THE INDUSTRY LEGEND AWARD

Roger Barrett – Star Events

BEST SECURITY COMPANY

The Event and Exhibition Partnership

“All entries were exceptionally high but EEP stood out for the diversity of, how they have reacted to  challenging climate of terror, changing their procedures and bringing in extra taining for their staff.”

BEST FENCING / CROWD BARRIER SUPPLIER

Live Barriers

“This was a tight category with two outstanding entries, Live Barriers won through due to the size of the events they run – if you can do Glastonbury and Creamfields crowds then you can manage anything and their research into sound protection added a different element.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MOJO BARRIERS

BEST FLOORING OR TRACKWAY SUPPLIER

Grassform Group

“An impressive entry into the events market with new angles, working to solve problems literally in the field with fantastic testimonials from grateful clients.”

BEST STAGING COMPANY

Staging Services

“In a tight category Staging Services demonstrated invention, flexibility and the ability to work on stages of all shapes and sizes, demonstrating great diversity across a number of different events.”

BEST TEMPORARY STRUCTURE SUPPLIER

Neptunus

“This was an excellent presentation, well thought out and creative and showed such diversity in the work they undertake.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ASCOT STRUCTURES

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Hyde Park

“A great diversity of events, over long periods of time, great infrastructure improvements along with working to reduce the impact on the local area and protect the natural environment of the park.”

GREEN SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

ZAP Concepts

“Good innovation and clearly a company who are growing and going places – with some big event partners too – ZAP are progressive on the market and directly established to only reduce power usage and increase energy efficiency.”

BEST TICKETING PROVIDER

Red Box Tickets and Events

“This was a very tight category but Red Box won it through a well explained proposition that showcased their diverse services beyond basic ticket selling into interactive services and working with organisers to provide solutions to problems.”

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY AT AN EVENT

Brilliant and VML Technologies

“Competition was high but the huge digital sphere at Nur Alem Pavilion LED Mapping created such an outstanding wow factor that it just shaved it.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ACTION IMPACT FOR DRONE SHOW

BEST VISUAL SPECTACULAR

Action Impact & NEWSUBSTANCE for Drone Show at Dubai Parks and Resorts

“An outstanding category but the judges really appreciated the technical challenges that this event must have overcome and the use of Drones to deliver a creative visual affect."

PRODUCTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Storm Events

“Very comprehensive entry that recognises both high and low-budget clients but also their commitment to deliver for both, they meet the criteria for innovating and meeting challenges within budgets.”

 

BRAND ACTIVATION OF THE YEAR – NON CONSUMER GOODS

Circle Agency for Vaillant Warmth Week

“This is a really difficult and inanimate product and topic at a dreary time of year– an excellent idea, very immersive and with great results.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MMEDIA GROUP LTD FOR THE DOGS TRUST PUPPY SMUGGLING PR STUNT

BRAND ACTIVATION OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER GOODS

Octagon Worldwide & FRUKT for Stella Artois Vantage Point

“Stella Artois video was really well shot and presented key stats. It anchored well into Wimbledon and as such got great reach.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: CIRCLE AGENCY FOR DORSET CEREALS AT CORNBURY FESTIVAL

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Isle of Wight Festival

“Really comprehensive and strong bid that shows the strength and importance of this huge and world famous event. Great to see mentions too of how they wanted the crew to have fun, and also to hear about how the event has evolved. Great testimonials from a range of visitors. Good work!”

SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour

“An event that has grown and helped establish women’s racing on the tour, attracting huge crowds and publicity, but the testimonials from the participants themselves made this the stand out event.”

ACCESS ALL AREAS’ SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Sunbaba

“This is a company who has continued to innovate, demonstrated a dedication to customer service and excellence, as well as to the industry as a whole over a sustained period of time, alongside a tremendously diverse range of events worked with.”