2018 EPA Winners

The Industry Legend Award
Roger Barrett – Star Events



Event Production of the Year

With so many amazing entries it’s hard to pick a winner – however Hawthorn’s entry stood out as being stellar for a specific client such as Adobe

Highly Commended: White Light Ltd



Best Crewing or Rigging Supplier
Pinnacle Crew

A comprehensive entry demonstarting recent upgrades in training along with investment in crewing software



Best Security Company
The Event and Exhibition Partnership

All entries were exceptionally high but EEP stood out for the diversity of, how they have reacted to a challenging climate of terror, changing their procedures and bringing in extra taining for their staff.



Best Fencing / Crowd Barrier Supplier
Live Barriers

This was a tight category with two outstanding entries, Live Barriers won through due to the size of the events they run – if you can do Glastonbury and Creamfields crowds then you can manage anything and their research into sound protection added a different element

Highly Commended: Mojo Barriers



Best Flooring or Trackway Supplier
Grassform Group

An impressive entry into the events market with new angles, working to solve problems literally in the field with fantastic testimonials from grateful clients



Best Staging Company
Staging Services

In a tight category Staging Services demonstrated invention, flexibility and the ability to work on stages of all shapes and sizes, demonstrating great diversity across a number of dfferent events



Best Temporary Structure Supplier

This was an excellent presentation, well thought out and creative and showed such diversity in the work they undertake

Highly Commended: Ascot Structures



Venue of the Year
Hyde Park

A great diversity of events, over long periods of time, great infrastructure improvements along with working to reduce the impact on the local area and protect the natural environment of the park



Green Supplier of the Year
ZAP Concepts

Good innovation and clearly a company who are growing and going places – with some big event partners too – ZAP are progressive on the market and directly established to only reduce power usage and increase energy efficiency



Best Ticketing Provider
Red Box Tickets and Events

This was a very tight category but Red Box won it through a well explained proposition that showcased their diverse services beyond basic ticket selling into interactive services and working with organisers to provide solutions to problems.



Best use of Technology at an Event
Brilliant and VML Technologies

Competition was high but the huge digital sphere at Nur Alem Pavilion LED Mapping created such an outstanding wow factor that it just shaved it

Highly Commended: Action Impact for Drone Show



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

An outstanding category but the judges really appreciated the technical challenges that this event must have overcome and the use of Drones to deliver a creative visual affect.



Brand Activation of the Year – Consumer Goods
Octagon Worldwide & FRUKT for Stella Artois Vantage Point

Stella Artois video was really well shot and presented key stats. It anchored well into Wimbledon and as such got great reach.

Highly Commended: Circle Agency for Dorset Cereals at Cornbury Festival



Brand Activation of the Year – Non Consumer Goods
Circle Agency for Vaillant Warmth Week

This is a really difficult and inanimate product and topic at a dreary time of year– an excellent idea, very immersive and with great results.

Highly Commended: MMedia Group Ltd for The Dogs Trust Puppy Smuggling Pr Stunt



Production Team of the Year
Storm Events

Very comprehensive entry that recognises both high and low-budget clients but also their commitment to deliver for both, they meet the criteria for innovating and meeting challenges within budgets



Music Event of the Year
Isle of Wight Festival

Really comprehensive and strong bid that shows the strength and importance of this huge and world famous event. Great to see mentions too of how they wanted the crew to have fun, and also to hear about how the event has evolved. Great testimonials from a range of visitors. Good work!



Sporting Event of the Year
The OVO Energy Women’s Tour

An event that has grown and helped establish women’s racing on the tour, attracting huge crowds and publicity, but the testimonilas from the participants themselves makde this the stand out event



Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year

This is a company who has continued to innovate, demonstrated a dedication to customer service and excellence, as well as to the industry as a whole over a sustained period of time, alongside a tremendously diverse range of events worked with