Festival Supplier Awards return for 2017

Nominations for the Festival Supplier Awards 2017 have opened. Returning for their third edition they will once again recognise the hard work and dedication of festival and outdoor event suppliers in what is undoubtedly a highly competitive marketplace. Already firmly established as an excellent evening of celebration and networking, the awards will return to London’s Hurlingham Club on Thursday 26th January 2017, timed to kick start the industry’s year.

The award categories cover a multitude of outdoor event essentials, from staging, crowd management, temporary structures and crewing to crowd barriers, toilets, technology and glamping. In addition, there are accolades for Best Green Supplier and Best Production Team. New for 2017 is a dedicated award for ‘Best Brand Activation at a Festival’, this will look to reward the growing contribution that agencies and brands make to events.

The full list of categories is as follows:

Best Brand Activation at a Festival (NEW)

Best Concession / Bar

Best Crew / Artist Catering

Best Crewing Company

Best Crowd / Pit Barrier

Best Crowd Management / Security

Best Event Branding

Best Fencing / Hoarding

Best Festival PR Company

Best Festival Production Team

Best Festival Support Service

Best Festival Technology Supplier

Best Festival Welfare Company

Best Furniture

Best Glamping & Accommodation

Best Health & Safety

Best Plant

Best Power

Best Screen Supplier

Best Sound

Best Stage

Best Temporary Roadway / Walkway

Best Temporary Structure

Best Temporary Water Supply

Best Ticketing

Best Toilets / Waste Management Company

Best Visual Spectacular

Green Festival Supplier Award

Event director of the Festival Supplier Awards, Michelle Tayton said: “The feedback we received for last year’s awards was overwhelmingly positive so it is exciting to be starting the process again for 2017. We believe that we’ve found a winning formula that the industry likes – niche categories, impressive judging panel, great format, excellent venue and the perfect date. We’re confident that the awards will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Nominations will close on 31st October 2016, with the entries then judged by an independent panel of experts that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Companies or individuals wishing to enter the 2017 Festival Supplier Awards can request an entry form by emailing awards@festivalsupplierawards.com