Supplier of the Year - Production (Production, AV, sound, lighting, set building, theming and technology)
WINNER: Arena Group
Arena Group supplies its seating, structures and interior products to some of the world's most prestigious events, including the Ryder Cup, the London Marathon and this year's World Cup in Brazil. Its roots can be traced back over 200 years. In that time the company has matured from a British temporary-structure supplier to a global turnkey event and project management specialist.
In 2013 it acquired Karl's Event Services in the US and Asia Tents Arena in Malaysia, as well as opening its first division in Saudi Arabia. The company now has 19 offices across four continents, with its headquarters in central London.
It services more than 3,400 events every year, or 12,000 when including UK interior divisions Spaceworks Furniture Hire and Well Dressed Tables.
Highly commended: Quantum Special Effects
Finalists: Eventbrite, Event Prop Hire, Hawthorn, The Ice Box