Shortlist revealed for EPAs 2017

The shortlist for the 2017 Event Production Awards (EPAs) has been announced.

More than 90 event suppliers and companies have been nominated across 17 categories, including Best Staging Supplier, Production Team of the Year and Best Technology Provider.

Nominated companies include Continental Drifts, Arena Structures, Hawthorn, Mojo Barriers, The Ticket Factory, The Loop and Star Events.

The awards, which take place 1 March 2017 at the Lancaster London Hotel, have been streamlined this year to focus on the diverse network of suppliers that service the live events industry.

The judges for the awards have also been announced: Dick Tee (EnTEEtainment), Harry Guthrie (Harry Guthrie Event Production), Gill Tee (EnterTee), James Pope (Revolution Cycling), Selina Donald (The Bulb), Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival), Dennis Mills (Major Events International), Penny Mellor (Welfare consultant), Kaye Dunnings (Shangri-La Glastonbury), Mark Laidlaw (SECC), Lee Denny (LeeFest), Samantha Trevenna (Goose Live Events), Sammy Andrews (Entertainment Intelligence), Ciro Romano (Love Supreme) and Kirsty Wilde (Human Race Ltd).

“We’re incredibly pleased with the calibre of 2017’s shortlist,” said Duncan Siegle, publishing director of Mash Media, who produce the EPAs. “With such a high quality of nominees, the gala dinner and ceremony is sure to be a fantastic night.”

Tickets are now on sale for the awards ceremony. Purchase now to receive a 10% Early Bird discount, now until 15 January 2017 – go to eventproductionawards.com/buy-tickets/.

2017 Event Production Awards Shortlist

Access All Areas’ Editor’s Award
Arena Structures
Conference Interpreters UK
Cultured Brands Ltd
DB Systems
Qdos Event Hire
Scarlett Entertainment & Events
Star Events Ltd
Sunbaba

Best Audio Visual Supplier
Aurora Media Worldwide
Blitz|GES
Hawthorn
MoSound Events
YSLV

Best Crewing Company
Alpha Crew
Flair Event Staffing & Management Ltd
Gallowglass Ltd
Pitmans People
Regional Medical Services
Rock City Stage Crew Ltd
Showforce

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Company
Actavo
EnterTee Hire Services Ltd
Eve
GAP Event Services
Mojo Barriers

Best Security Company
Security Force Management Ltd
Specialized Security
Vespasian Security

Best Staging Supplier
Acorn Event Structures
Blitz|GES
MoSound Events
NoNonsense Group Ltd
Star Events Ltd
Trinity Set & Stage

Best Temporary Power Supplier
Film Studios Kenya
Pearce Hire
Power Logistics

Best Technology Provider
Arcstream
attend2it
C3i Group
EventHalo
Nicomon
Shocklogic
Silverstream TV

Best Structure Supplier
Arena Structures
Ascot Structures
De Boer Structures (UK)
Fews Marquees
Intent Productions Ltd
Neptunus Ltd
The Halo Group
Wernick Event Hire

Best Ticketing Company
Cornucopia Events
The Ticket Factory
Ticket Arena & Event Genius
Twickets

Best Toilets Supplier
A1 Loo Hire
Qdos Event Hire
Site Event

Best Trackway Supplier
Eco Track & Access
Eve
GT Trax Limited
LION Trackhire

Best Welfare Provider
Quad Medical
Regional Medical Services
The Loop

Best Visual Spectacular
Blitz|GES
Drp
Fantastic Fireworks
Multiplay
NEWSUBSTANCE
Produce UK
Quantum Special Effects
Star Events Ltd

Green Supplier of the Year
Ecocup Ltd
Green Goblet
Pearce Hire
Power Logistics
Siemens – The Crystal

Brand Activation of the Year
Circle Agency – PlayStation The Future of Play Tour
Drp – EE P17
Produce UK – #artfultaxdodgers for 38 Degrees
Sense Marketing – Coors Light Ice Cave
Splendid Communications – Jack Daniel’s Summer Festivals Activation
Star Events Ltd – Samsung Hypercube
Trinity Set & Stage – Cadbury’s House of Mouth
TRO – BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Production Team of the Year
Bassline Productions
Continental Drifts
EnTEEtainment Ltd
Ground Control
GT Marketing Services
Symphotech
TAO Productions
The Halo Group