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Best Crew Provider
 

An award that recognises the importance of providing professional, trained, and quality crews whatever the event or budget.

Judges will be looking for diversity in types of crew offered, ability to cater for different event types and scales, evidence of well trained crews, how the crewing company meets clients’ briefs and key USPs that the provider offers both staff and clients.

Best Staging Provider

For companies who have delivered stages and settings for events. Judges will be looking for innovation and creativity in approach, spectacular and visual theming, how the staging has augmented the attendee experience, positive crowd management and safety etiquette and working to clear and specific objectives

Best Security Provider

An award that recognises the importance of providing security to marshal an event. This can vary from Static and Mobile Event Security Staff to Crowd Control Services to CCTV Installation and Surveillance.

Best Power Supplier
 

Open to providers of power to events. Judges will be looking for the company that has shown innovation and creativity in approach, an increased sustainability service, excellent customer service, how they have worked with organisers to improve costs and expertise in its core business area.

Best Toilets/Showers

Open to all suppliers of toilets and hygiene services. Judges will be looking for how you have worked with organisers to improve their facilities, innovated your product range, developed your sustainable elements, augmented the attendee experience and delivered against clear and specific objectives.

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier

For companies providing crowd safety, control and management products.

Judges will be looking for innovation and product development, evidence of enhancing the safety of events, diversity of types and sizes of events supplied to, how the supplier has enhanced the overall event experience and how it has delivered against clear and specific objectives.

Event Production of the Year

This category recognises companies that have delivered an event in exceptional ways, from start to finish, to improve the experience at an event, whether on stage, for safety purposes, during the build-up or to immerse the audience in the theme of the event.

Judges will be looking for innovation in creativity and approach, understanding of the target market, a clear health and safety plan, working within a set budget and how the event was produced against clear and specific objectives

One to Watch
 

For any new suppliers since May 2020, recognising and rising to the challenge of launching a new product post-pandemic.

Judges will be looking for innovative technology with evidence of commercial and audience growth.

Event Venue/Space of the Year

This category is to recognise the venue or event space that has delivered the best environment for event organisers and attendees.

Judges will be looking at the variety of events catered for, innovations in the organiser and customer experience, sustainability measures, how the venue or space has worked to improve the attendee experience and how the venue is working to clear and specific objectives 

Best Temporary Structure Provider

This category covers buildings, seating and grandstand areas as well as other structures build for event infrastructure.

Judges will consider the different types of events catered for, diversity in types of structures supplied, innovation and creativity in approach, sustainability approaches and how the company is working to clear and specific objectives.

Best Concessions Provider

This award recognises outstanding achievement in the field of concessions and food services, celebrating those who have elevated the overall experience of patrons at events and venues.

Judges will consider the different types of events catered for, innovation and creativity in approach, as well as evidence of sustainability.

The Sustainability Award

Open to any event, venue or supplier that puts sustainability at the core of its ethos.

Judges will be looking for key evidence of how sustainability has positively impacted the business and its clients or attendees, what targets have been set and how these have been achieved, positive commercial results and how the model is being carried forwards for the future

Best Use of Tech at an Event

Open to event organisers and technology providers – the winner will be the event and tech provider employed.

Judges will be looking at how the technology has enhanced the event overall, as well as the attendee experience, how the technology was used against clear and specific objectives, innovations and enhancements in the technology used and any demonstrable sustainability benefits

Production Agency of the Year

This award recognises and rewards the team behind a successful event.

Judges will be looking for evidence of expertise in all areas of event production, clear health and safety plans and initiatives, how the agency has worked to and delivered against set budgets, innovation and creativity in approach and how they have ensured positive audience experiences.

Creative Agency of the Year

This award recognises and rewards the team behind a successful event. Judges will be looking for evidence of expertise in advertising, design, technology, strategy, or all the above.

Best Major Event Operator

This award is to recognise an exceptional event operating in music, sport or culture.

Judges will be looking for evidence of how the event understands its target market, how the event delivered a positive attendee experience, the breadth and range of performers, how the event was run in a secure and safe manner and its commercial success.

Best Aerial Spectacular

This award aims to recognise the suppliers that provide us with spectacular aerial displays, which can include anything from pyrotechnics to drone shows.

Judges will be looking for the logistics behind the beauty as well as visual supporting documentation.

AAA Supplier of the Year

Do you believe that your company’s work stands up not only as the best in your sector, but the best across the entire event production industries?

Enter this award, judged by Access All Areas’ Editor Chris Barrett, to receive recognition. Entrants should demonstrate a commitment to innovative, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly services, as well as an eye for creativity and up-to-date technology. Please provide testimonials from events you’ve worked on across the entry period.

Save of the Season
 

This award is for all those event professionals that can keep their heads under intense pressure! The ability to maintain calm and sort out issues in the face of complete potential disaster is a skill worth highlighting, and that’s what the judges are looking for.

AV Production of the Year

This category is for AV production companies and will be won by the company that can demonstrate how they have delivered an event on stage through expert AV production.

Judges will be looking for innovation in creativity and approach, how technology has been used to enhance the production, understanding of the target market, how they have delivered a better attendee experience and how the event was produced against clear and specific objectives

The Legend Award

This award is not open to entries but is decided by the Editor of Access All Areas to recognise outstanding achievements within and contributions to the outdoor events industry over a career.

 

 

The recipient is someone who has pioneered, innovated and driven change in the industry.