Hire Space Awards – Frequently Asked Questions


The Hire Space Awards are for Venues listed with Hire Space, as well as professional event organisers from across the industry. The venue award categories will celebrate modern venue marketing and sales, excellency in customer service and venues that are forward thinking, paving the way for the future of the venue and events world. The event organiser award categories are an opportunity for professional event teams to be rewarded for exceptional event delivery and gain industry wide recognition for their work.
There is no fee for entering a nomination for the Hire Space Awards. Should your organisation be one of the 5 shortlisted organisations per award category, you will be invited to purchase tickets for attending the Hire Space Awards ceremony on the evening of October 24th. A ticket to the evening includes welcome drink, 3 course evening meal, music and entertainment.
Entries are now closed for all venue award categories. We have 2 event organiser categories still open for entries, as well as the category for the Unsung Hero award. View the full list of categories here.
After selecting the category you wish to enter on the EventLAB website, you will be asked to complete an entry form and a brief paragraph submission (150 or 300 words, depending on the category). This is stage one of the submission process. Should your entry be shortlisted, you will be contacted (from 23rd August) to make your full submission (max. 800 words plus up to 3 supporting documents i.e. adverts, flyers, photos, testimonials).
The venue award category entries will be shortlisted by Hire Space venue metrics, historical booking information, venue expert information, and a “turbo period” from 12th July to 22nd August. The turbo period is an opportunity to boost your metrics and be in with a stronger chance of making the shortlist! Upon entering, we’ll provide you with tips and guidance on the turbo period.
The Turbo Period takes place 12th July - 22nd August, 2017. During this time, metrics pertaining to our shortlisting process (e.g. a venue's profile page view, bounce rate, response time, enquiry and booking data) will count double. We will also consider metrics for the period 1st January - 12th July, though the weighting for this period will not be doubled. Read how to make the most of the Turbo Period and maximise your chances of winning here
Deadline for initial entries (stage 1) is 26th July. Should you be shortlisted, you will have approximately 1 month to make your full submission (stage 2). The deadline for full submissions is 5pm on Friday 22nd Sept.
You may enter for as many categories as you see appropriate. However, please note that individual entries must be made for each category and should you be shortlisted, you will be required to complete a full submission (800 words plus supporting documents) for each category submission. We recommend only entering the categories you believe to be most appropriate to you.
Those shortlisted will be submitted to the judging panel. Judges will be a cross-section of the industry’s most experienced, most influential, most innovative and most distinguished. The full judging panel will be released to the public in due course.
There are various opportunities to get involved as a Hire Space Awards official sponsor. We have tailored sponsorship packages available from drinks sponsorship and table decoration, through to award category sponsorship and headline event sponsorship. If you would like to enquire about sponsorship and pricing, please contact eventlab@hirespace.com.
The Hire Space Awards 2017 will take place from 7:30pm on October 24th at the exclusive Landing Forty Two at the Leadenhall Building, with breathtaking views across the City of London.
Join us for an evening drinks reception, followed by a 3 course meal and evening entertainment. Relax with your colleagues and connections, network with industry leaders and innovators, and perhaps most importantly enjoy an evening of fun and celebration!
Think “dress to impress” but please don’t stress!
To enquire about attending the Hire Space Awards, please contact eventlab@hirespace.com with your company name, contact name and contact details, and a member of the team will be in touch with pricing and information. Make sure to spread the word with colleagues as we’ll be offering a discounted tickets for any multiple bookings!