Bournemouth 7s Festival scooped both the Large Festival of the Year Award and Sporting Event of the Year. The judges said: “We liked the idea of merging a sportingevent with a festival, adding a wider message of making sport fun for everyone. It was a unique spin on a sporting event and enabled more people to get involved.”
The panel of judges was led by Alistair Turner, managing director of EIGHT PR and Marketing; he was joined by Andy McNicholl, city events manager for Liverpool Council, Sally Piggott, head of festivals, UK for Eventbrite, Gill Tee from entertee, and Rachel Baker, GL events UK.
Glastonbury Abbey and Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival took Best New Event with the judges award.
Best Practice Award: eat:festivals
Caterer of the Year Award: Belistore
Event Innovation of the Year Award: SimpliWifi
Event of the Year Award Tom Kerridges Pub in the Park
Event Organiser of the Year Award: Gill Tee and Deb Shilling – Black Deer Festival.
Event Supplier of the Year – Infrastructure– SimpliWiFi.
Event Supplier of the Year – Services – Catered by Justin.
Event Team of the Year Award: We Are The Fair
Large Festival of the Year Award: Bournemouth 7s Festival,
PR Campaign of the Year: Timber Festival,
Medical Provider of the Year: Festimed Limited.
Production Partnership Year Award: We are Placemaking with Grovesnor Estate