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The 2019 Event Production Awards took place last night (14 March) at Novotel London West in Hammersmith, London.

The sold-out event was a celebration of the festival and outdoor events sector, bringing together both industry legends and newcomers for an evening of glamour.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis (pictured centre left, below) and Access editor Tom Hall opened the evening alongside the team behind Serious Stages, who picked up our Industry Legend Award.

Afterwards, attendees sat down for a three course meal and the winners of each of 23 awards were announced in a broad range of categories. The full list of winners can be viewed below, along with all the nominees. Congratulations to all of you!

A full gallery of images from the evening will be up online soon, so for those who were in attendance – keep your eyes peeled. Photos are credited to Jonathan ‘JT’ Taylor – Aniseed Event Photography.

Technical Event Production of the Year

WINNER – Hawthorn for Adobe EMEA Summit 2018

COMMENDATION – Cellar Door Promotions for Bollywood Fever

Aztec Event Services for VetFestival
Barcadia Media for Women’s Recognition Awards
Blitz, a GES company for Money 20/20 Europe
Corporate Event Services for The AV Awards
London Event Productions for The Christmas Party
Maestra Group for Brit Awards Afterparty
White Light for UNICEF Halloween Ball

 

Full Event Production of the Year

WINNER – entertee events for Black Deer Festival

Clownfish Events for Shinnyo Village Festival
Culture Liverpool for Liverpool City of Culture
FACEIT for FACEIT London Major
Jagex for Runefest
Richmond Event Management for Weston Super Mare Air Festival
Sleek Events
Spar UK for Spar Conference

 

Best Crewing Supplier

WINNER – Gallowglass

Ace Crew
Alpha Crew – Alpha Venue and Event People
Crewsaders
Regional Medical Services
Showforce

 

Best Security Company

WINNER & COMMENDATION – Showsec International

Off to Work
RFIDentikit
Security Force Management
Specialized Security Guarding
StadiumTM
The Event & Exhibition Partnership

 

Best Concession Provider

WINNER – Peppermint Bars and Events

Bar Nation
Mix and Match
The Crafty Caravan Bar

 

Best Power Supplier

WINNER – Pearce Hire

COMMENDATION – Energy Generator Hire

The Technical Department
Visions Group
SWG Power

 

Best Toilet and Hygiene Provider

WINNER – LOOS FOR DOs

Qdos Event Hire
Site Event

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Supplier

WINNER – entertee Hire Services

COMMENDATION – LIVE

Actavo Events
Arena
GAP Hire Solutions

 

Best Flooring or Roadway Supplier

WINNER – LIVE

Cap Trac
GT Trax

 

Best Staging Company

WINNER – Serious Stages

Acorn Event Structures

 

Best Temporary Structure Supplier

WINNER – Acorn Event Structures

COMMENDATION – GL events

Actavo Events
Arena
Losberger De Boer UK
Neptunus

 

Venue of the Year

WINNER – City of Liverpool

Troxy
East Wintergarden
Ibis London Earl’s Court
Kent Event Centre
Silverstone Circuits
The SSE Arena, Wembley

 

Green Supplier of the Year

WINNER – WowGrass

TheTicketSellers

 

Best Ticketing Provider

WINNERS – Event Genius & Ticket Arena

TheTicketSellers

 

Best use of Technology at an Event

WINNER – ARHT Media – Women in Tech

tappit at Birmingham City FC
Connect&GO at Hype Park Winter Wonderland
Crest Planning at Leicester Carnival
Event Genius at Lost and Found Festival
Exposure Analytics for Philips at The Arab Health Show
SKYMAGIC at The Great Exhibition of the North
Playpass at 2000 Tres

 

Best Visual Spectacular

WINNER – Culture Liverpool for Liverpool’s Dream

COMMENDATION – Strong & Co for Project 84

Blitz, a GES company for Aveda
Culture Liverpool for Lost Castles
Fantastic Fireworks for Dragon Slayer
Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work for Fireworks Extravaganza
Lucid for The Valley Stage at Parklife Festival
Newsubstance for SPECTRA at Coachella

 

Brand Activation of the Year – Consumer Brand

WINNER – Hyperactive for Carlsberg

Genie for The Macallan
Octagon for Budweiser
PAVE London for boohoo

 

Brand Activation of the Year – non-Consumer Brand

WINNER – Strong & Co for Project 84

IBC for IBC Conference 2019

Production Team of the Year

WINNER – We Are The Fair

Clownfish Events
Continental Drifts
EnTEEtainment
Glasgows
Scene2
Storm Events
Zero Degrees Events

 

Music Event of the Year

WINNER – Black Deer Festival

Japan Matsuri 2018 by Audience
Runescape Live by Jagex
Isle of Wight Festival

 

Sporting Event of the Year

WINNER – Bournemouth 7s Festival

CarFest
FACEIT London Major
Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow by Imperial War Museums
Koora Time – Qatar Football Association
Fever Tree Championships by Lawn Tennis Association
Weston Beach Race by RHL Activities
OVO Energy Tour of Britain

 

Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year

WINNER – Actavo Events

COMMENDATION – GL events

Aztec Event Services
Bar Nation
Bleep UK
Entertee Hire Services
Qdos Event Hire
Thorns

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: