Festival Supplier Awards 2017 winners

Almost 370 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 settled in to its home at the Hurlingham Club, the awards recognise companies who 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.