Winners Announced as Festival Supplier Awards 2016 Hailed a Huge Success

Almost 350 guests from the festival and outdoor event industry celebrated the second outing of the Festival Supplier Awards when they were held on 28th January, at London venue, The Hurlingham Club. 

Awards were presented for a host of industry staples including staging, crowd management, temporary structures, crew catering, crowd barriers and toilets, along with accolades for Best Green Supplier and Best Production Team. 

The full list of awards presented was:

  • Best Concession / Bar - Peppermint Bars, British Summer Time
  • Best Crew / Artist Catering - Beau Nosh Catering, T in the Park
  • Best Crewing Company - Showforce, Creamfields
  • Best Crowd / Pit Barrier - Mojo Barriers, BoomTown Fair
  • Best Crowd Management - Specialized Security, Party at the Palace
  • Best Event Branding - Imaginators, Glastonbury
  • Best Fencing / Hoarding - GAP Hire Solutions, Rugby World Cup
  • Best Festival & Event Accommodation - Hotel Bell Tent, Glastonbury Festival
  • Best Festival Engineering / Bespoke Structure - Actavo, T in the Park
  • Best Festival Experience - Bearded Kitten
  • Best Festival PR Company - Plaster Creative Communications, Grillstock Festival
  • Best Power - Power Logistics, British Summer Time
  • Best Screen Supplier - iMAG Displays Ltd, Big Gig Jersey
  • Best Sound - SSE Audio Group, Reading Festival
  • Best Stage - Star Events Ltd, Nocturne Live
  • Best Temporary Roadway / Walkway - LION Trackhire Ltd, Latitude
  • Best Temporary Structure - Ascot Structures, BBC Proms in the Park & Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
  • Best Temporary Water Supply - MTD (UK and Ireland) Ltd, Boomtown Fair
  • Best Toilets - Loos for Do’s Ltd, On Blackheath
  • Best Visual Spectacular - Quantum Special Effects, Reading & Leeds Festival
  • Best Waste Management Company - Grundon Waste Management Ltd, Towersey Festival
  • Green Festival Supplier Award - Big Green Coach Ltd, The Secret Garden Party
  • Best Festival Production Team - Ground Control, Parklife Weekender
  • Best Festival Support Service:
    Bronze - Winner Events, Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Silver - SHB Hire Ltd, Glastonbury
    Gold – Nipperbout, Newham Mayor’s Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival

Paul Allott, co-founder of the Festival Supplier Awards commented: “Moving the awards to the start of the year and changing the location to London, in only their second year, was a bit of a risk. However given the success of the evening and the amazingly positive feedback we’ve received it was definitely the right decision. It was great to see people networking, celebrating and clearly cheering each other on, it really was a fantastic evening. We are incredibly grateful to all our judges, sponsors, supporters and everyone who put themselves forward for an award. Plans for 2017 are already underway.”

Guests also raised more than £2,000 for their chosen charity, Plaster Creative Communications’ cycle from Bristol to Paris, April 29th– May 3rdto raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Graham Brown, Plaster’s managing director said: “We’re all flabbergasted at raising £2,057 at the Festival Supplier Awards last night. It was a brilliant evening with a fabulous atmosphere, celebrating the achievements of companies and people behind so many festivals. The generous donations reflected the great bunch of people you’d gathered into the Hurlingham Club. This will only serve as even more motivation to the team at Plaster cycling. Congratulations to all awards nominees, thanks to everyone who donated  . . .  better get training . . .”

For anyone who’d like to support the Plaster team please follow this link