Taking place at a new venue, The Novotel London West on 28 February 2018, the Event Production Awards (EPAs) is a black tie gala dinner with entertainment, dancing and networking.

The cream of the event industry will be there, celebrating the talent and innovation on show in our sector over the past year. Information on the host and menu will be provided nearer the time of the event.

The strictly independent judges will assess the top entries from the industry, while Access will award its own Editor’s Award to a standout talent in the industry.

Judges include:

Nick Morgan – The Fair

Karen Olsen – MMG

Dick Tee – EnTeetainment

Claire O’Neill – A Greener Festival

Dennis Mills – Major Events International

Andy Lenthall – PSA

David Tunnicliffe – GL events

Paul Reed – AIF

Mel Wilds – Continental Drifts

Morgan Denton – Attend2it

Graham Beswick – Fisher Productions

Steve Taylor – EuroPride

Event timings will be:

7pm, Doors open for welcome drinks reception and networking

7.30pm, Through to dinner and welcome speeches

7.45pm-9.15pm, Dinner is served

9.15pm-9.45pm, Host and comedic act

9.45pm-10.45pm, The Awards

10.45pm-12am, Bar is open, dancing and networking continues

12am, Carriages

Where is the venue?

The event will take place at Novotel London West with the closest tube stop being Hammersmith on the District and Piccadilly lines.

Event Production of the Year

Hawthorn

Trinity Set & Stage Ltd

Chameleon Event Production

White Light Ltd

Best Crewing or Rigging Supplier

Knight Rigging Services

Ace Crew Ltd

Showforce

Pinnacle Crew Ltd

Best Security Company

Specialized Security

The Event & Exhibition Partnership Ltd

Security Force Management Ltd

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Company

Live Barriers

Entertee Hire Services

Mojo Barriers

GAP Event Services

Actavo Events

Best Flooring or Trackway Supplier

Live Trakway

Cap Trac Limited

Wow Grass

Eco Track & Access Limited

Grassform Group Ltd

Sommer Event Flooring Ltd

Best Staging Company

Staging Services Ltd

Acorn Event Structures

Brilliant

Star Events

Best Temporary Structure Supplier

Neptunus Ltd

Losberger De Boer

Evoution Dome

Fews Marquees

Igloo Disco Ltd

Studio Souffle Ltd

Arena Group

Ascot Structures

GL events UK

Venue of the Year

Genting Arena

Victoria Warehouse

Hyde Park

Troxy

Sandown Park Racecourse

The Natural History Museum

Green Supplier of the Year

Wowgrass

ZAP Concepts

Power Logistics

Best Ticketing Provider

Gigantic Tickets

attend2IT

Ticket Arena and Event Genius Ltd

Oveit

Red Box Tickets and Events Limited

Best Use of Technology at an Event

attend2IT

Action Impact for Drone Show

Crowd Connected

El Dorado Festival & Event Genius Ltd

EYECONART

Brilliant and VML Technologies

Standon Calling Festival and PlayPass

Musion Events Limited

White Light Ltd

Best Visual Spectacular

Hawthorn for BBC Worldwide Showcase

Jellymedia Ltd for PES League Regional Final

Trinity Set & Stage Ltd for Fantastic Beasts European Premiere

Creative Technology for Passchendaele Century Commemoration

Windsor Racecourse & Fantastic Fireworks

Gunwharf Keys Fireworks Extravaganza by MMedia Group

Action Impact & NEWSUBSTANCE for Drone Show at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Event FX Limited for Secret Garden Party 2017

Brand Activation – consumer goods

Trinity Set & Stage Ltd for Samsung Tough Mudder

Octagon Worldwide & FRUKT for Stella Artois Vantage Point

MMedia Group for Tesco Mobile

Star Events for Samsung Hypercube

Circle Agency for Dorset Cereals at Cornbury Festival

Brand Activation – non-consumer goods

Mad River for The NFU Discovery Barn

Trinity Set & Stage Ltd for The FA Women’s Premier League

MMedia Group Ltd for Dogcilla – Dogs Trust

MMedia Group Ltd for The Dogs Trust Puppy Smuggling Pr Stunt

MMedia Group for The Red Rum Experience

Circle Agency for Vaillant Warmth Week

Production Team of the Year

TAO Productions

Storm Events

Simply Better Events

Stagecraftuk

Action Impact

NEC Group Arenas Event Services

Continental Drifts Ltd

We are the Fair

Chameleon Event Production

Music Event of the Year

British Country Music Awards

Adele Concerts at Wembley Stadium by Creative Technology

Isle of Wight Festival

Sporting Event of the Year

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Nitto ATP World Finals

Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year

attend2IT

The Loop

Creative Technology Ltd

The Technical Department

Actavo Events

Pearce Hire

Qdos Event Hire

Sunbaba

Poll

London is teeming with great music venues - both established favourites and rising stars. For our poll for this week, we want to know: which of the venues below are your personal favourites? You may pick up to three: