By Liam McGurk

2016 Winners Annoucement

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 stunning 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 3rd to 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 . . .”

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