Festival Supplier Awards 2017 winners announced

Winners on stage
Almost 370 of the UK festival and outdoor event industry’s leading suppliers and organisers attended the Festival Supplier Awards to celebrate and applaud the 2017 winners on Thursday 26th January. Now in its third year, and nicely settled in to its home at the Hurlingham Club, the awards recognise companies who work tirelessly to deliver great events, many of whose efforts often go unseen.

Amongst the awards presented were accolades for Best Stage, Best Power, Best Temporary Structure, Best Toilets/ Waste Management, Best Concession/ Bar and Best Sound, along with gongs for Best Production Team and Best Festival Support Service.

The full list of awards presented and the winners is:
Best Concession / Bar
Peppermint Bars, Bestival
Best Festival Technology Provider
TOURtech, Lollapalooza
Best Crowd / Pit Barrier
Actavo Events, London Stadium
Best Crew / Artist Catering
Global Infusion Group, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Best Festival PR company
Full Fat, Liverpool International Music Festival
Best Glamping & Accommodation
Hotel Bell Tent, CarFest North
Best Event Branding
Imagination, V Festival – Hylands Park & Weston Park
Best Toilets / Waste Management
Qdos Event Hire, Royal Windsor Horse Show & HMQ90
Best Health & Safety
The Fair, Junction 2
Best Power
Power Logistics, V Festival, Hylands Park
Best Fencing / Hoarding
GAP Hire Solutions, V Festival, Weston Park
Best Crewing Company
Showforce, Creamfields
Best Screen Supplier
ADI UK Ltd, Royal Ascot
Best Temporary Water Supply
Wicked Event Water Services Ltd, Leeds Festival
Best Sound
Capital Sound Hire Ltd, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time
Best Stage
Acorn Event Structures, Creamfields
Best Crowd Management / Security
Specialized Security Guarding Ltd, Reading Festival
Best Temporary Roadway / Walkway
LION Trackhire Ltd, RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Best Temporary Structure
Neptunus Ltd, The National Eisteddfod of Wales
Best Visual Spectacular
Quantum Special Effects, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time
Best Brand Activation at a Festival
Star Events Ltd, Boardmasters, Glasgow Summer Sessions & Bestival
Best Festival Production Team
EnTEEtainment Ltd, BBC Proms & Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

Green Festival Supplier Award
Loowatt Ltd, Port Eliot Festival

Best Festival Support Service
1st – Best Seating – Arena Seating, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International
2nd – Best Catering Equipment – PKL Group (UK) Ltd, Goodwood Festivals
3rd – Best Creche – Nipperbout Ltd, Cambridge Folk Festival

Commenting on the success of this year’s awards ceremony, event director, Michelle Tayton said: “The Festival Supplier Awards are now firmly established as an important date in the festival and outdoor event calendar. We’ve got a great formula; a room full of fantastic people, at the top of their game and plenty of networking opportunities for everyone who attends. This coupled with the fact that they’re held at the perfect time of year ensures that we’re bringing the industry together to look back and celebrate the successes of the previous year whilst firmly looking forward to the season ahead. The feedback from all involved has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re already planning bigger and better things for 2018!”

Preceding the Festival Supplier Awards was a meeting with Powerful Thinking’s Festival Vision:2025 representatives, which saw over 40 festival organisers attend a day of workshops and networking, sharing experiences and helping to shape the direction of future research and resources for its sustainable initiatives.

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