2019 EPA Winners

The Legend Award
Steven and Holly Corfield – Serious Stages

 

Technical Event Production of the Year
Hawthorn for Adobe Summit EMEA 2018

“This really is an excellent application which clearly sets out how Hawthorn understood and delivered the expectations of their client. The ‘Wow Factor’ was an important element of the brief and Hawthorn clearly achieved this with a range of industry leading AV and tech.”

Highly Commended: Cellar Door Promotions for Bollywood Fever

 

Full Event Production of the Year
entertee events for Black Deer Festival

“Working to tight budgets on a new event, the team delivered many different experiences and engagements to an extremely diverse audience.”

 

Best Crewing Supplier
Gallowglass

“Gallowglass lead the way in training, H+S and total professionalism. The quality of crew is crucial in the events industry as we approach the 2020s.”

 

Best Security Company
Showsec International

“ShowSec really stands out due to number and diversity of events catered for. Their specific event was impressive due to scale and safety implications involved.”

Highly Commended: Showsec International

 

Best Concession Provider
Peppermint Bars and Events

“Peppermints themed bars are excellent and clever, and judges were also impressed with the Premium VIP offerings initiative.”

 

Best Power Supplier
Pearce Hire

“Pearce Hire shows continuous growth and professionalism and seems to be leading the way in its sector with an ever more important sustainable offering.”

Highly Commended: Energy Generator Hire

 

Best Toilet and Hygiene Provider
LOOS FOR DOs

“The entry shows they provide a great service and always deliver. They are able to demonstrate good value for money and offer an outstanding service.”

 

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Supplier
entertee hire services

“Awarded top marks for their diverse range of products, from purely functional to visually attractive and decorative – coupled with the sheer volume of fencing and barriers that they install over the course of a year.”

Highly Commended: LIVE

 

Best Flooring or Roadway Supplier
LIVE

“LIVE are a company that continue to innovate and improve not only the products but methods of working, to provide the best possible customer service, which is evident in their long-term client relationships.”

 

Best Staging Company
Serious Stages

“They are making interesting developments in stages, stage roofs and other stage associated structures. They are also developing temporary buildings – but still their core business is stages for concerts and festivals and this entry just had the edge.”

 

Best Temporary Structure Supplier
Acorn Event Structures

“Acorn have really done well with new and innovative temporary buildings in the past year or so and just had the edge due to this progress.”

Highly Commended: GL Events

 

Venue of the Year
City of Liverpool

“Whilst not one venue, the judges were impressed at how the team created one venue from multiple sites and used the city to demonstrate versatility and excellent use of resources.”

 

Green Supplier of the Year
WowGrass

“There can be no denying the WowGrass team’s dedication to providing a sustainable product grown in the most environmentally friendly way, that offers a great alternative to traditional plastic astroturf.”

 

Best Ticketing Provider
Event Genius and Ticket Arena

“The positive feedback from customers and end users is really impressive and they have clearly generated many positive innovations, embracing the technology available.”

 

Best use of Technology at an Event
ARHT Media – Women in Tech

“This is definitely breaking down the barriers of geography and taking communication to a whole new level. It must have been a great experience for everyone in the audience.”

 

Best Visual Spectacular
Culture Liverpool for Liverpool’s Dream

“It is one thing impressing a group of people that have something in common and are attending a single event, but it’s another attracting and impressing a whole city full of different interest likes and dislikes. The whole production looked to create a lasting effect.”

Highly Commended: Strong & Co for Project 84

 

Brand Activation of the Year – Consumer Brand
Hyperactive for Carlsberg

“The Carlsberg Cabin was a stand out brand activation. Both the look and feel and the environmental values made them a clear winner.”

 

Brand Activation of the Year – Non-Consumer Brand
Strong & Co for Project 84

“On an extremely sensitive subject, Strong & Co were able to create an activation that hit home hard and generated an awesome reach via international press and social media.”

 

Production Team of the Year
We are the Fair

“This entry demonstrated outstanding levels of service across all aspects of an event’s requirements along with a huge diversity in size and type of event. Great production from a great team.”

 

Music Event of the Year
Black Deer Festival

“A new event in a new venue, with an entirely new audience, on very tight budgets – the team delivered a great event and one for the future that will only grow.”

 

Sporting Event of the Year
Bournemouth 7s Festival

“Bournemouth 7’s is an exciting and constantly growing event showing innovation every year. This is a safe and fun event by an organiser that ‘gets it’.”

 

Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year
Actavo Events

“In a field of phenomenal entries, Actavo stood out for the diverse range of challenges they overcame, and the breadth of events at which their products seamlessly integrated. 2018 was the company’s biggest to date, and its work at the Glasgow 2018 European Games and the Papal Visit to Ireland were of particular note. It’s not easy making an impact on the major events market. Top work folks.”

Highly Commended: GL events