The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 Event Production Awards, which take place on 28 February at Novotel London West.

The awards are designed to honour the very best companies operating in the live and outdoor events industry.

New for 2018 are categories for Sporting Event of the Year and Music Event of the Year.

Check out the full shortlist below:

Event Production of the Year
Trinity Set & Stage Ltd
Chameleon Event Production
White Light Ltd

Best Crewing or Rigging Supplier
Knight Rigging Services
Ace Crew Ltd
Pinnacle Crew Ltd

Best Security Company
Specialized Security
The Event & Exhibition Partnership Ltd
Security Force Management Ltd

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Company
Live Trakway
Entertee Hire Services
Mojo Barriers
GAP Event Services
Actavo Events

Best Flooring or Trackway Supplier
Live Trakway
Cap Trac Limited
Eco Track & Access Limited
Grassform Group Ltd
Sommer Event Flooring Ltd

Best Staging Company
Staging Services Ltd
Acorn Event Structures
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
Sandown Park Racecourse
The Natural History Museum

Green Supplier of the Year
ZAP Concepts
Power Logistics

Best Ticketing Provider
Gigantic Tickets
Ticket Arena and Event Genius Ltd
Red Box Tickets and Events Limited

Best Use of Technology at an Event
Action Impact for Drone Show
Crowd Connected
El Dorado Festival & Event Genius Ltd
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 of the Year – FMCG
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 of the Year – non FMCG
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
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
The Loop
Creative Technology Ltd
The Technical Department
Actavo Events
Pearce Hire
Qdos Event Hire