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Following the success of our inaugural awards in 2023, The Famtastic Awards are back for 2024, celebrating outstanding event professionals, venues, and teams in this, our amazing and fabulous

industry - and we'd love you to be a part of the event this year.

Key Dates for Your Information

1 February 2024 The Awards Open for Entries

1 July 2024 Early Bird Closing Date (Entries are Free to this Date)

1 August 2024 Final Closing Date (A £25+vat Admin Charge is Applicable to this Date)

Judging Will Take Place During August

10 September 2024 The Finalists Announced

1 November 2024 The Famtastic Awards at Leonardo Hinckley Island Hotel

The Judges, Judging & Stuff You Need to Know

It's free to enter the Famtastic Awards until 1 July 2024, but late entries after this date wil be charged a small administration fee of £25+vat per submission. Agencies and buyers judge the venue and supplier entries, and suppliers judge the agency entries - and all of our judges only score and rank entrants that they know and have experience of dealing with, to ensure the process is fair and transparent.


We are always on the lookout for event professionals who would like to be a part of the judging, which is all done online and independently, and can spare some time in August to contribute. If this sounds like you, please email Janet ( , who will be happy to provide you with the details.


We will also be running a Speed Dating Style networking event in advance of the awards and suppliers are welcome to attend. Please see below for additional details. 

The Judges 2024 (To Date)

Anne Reidy Black Tulip Events |  Carole Ann Whitehead Zebra Partnership | David Reay-Scott MIH  Blue Ice Management | Henrik Court | HC Events | Imogen McCarthy-Fry  Hosmark | Michael Judd  Aimbridge | James Bacon We Are Meat | James Manford  Successful Events | Jamie Taylor Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland | Judith Wilson EventIt | Karen Guile ToBook | Kate Errett-Stephenson Event Management Direct | Katharine Penaluna  VenueDo | Ken Findlay  Perception Associates | Latanya Allen Ashorne Hill | Lauretthe McClellan Pineapple Events  | Lesley Mitchell  Hosmark | Liz Gibbon  Classic British Hotels | Mandeep Gabhari  Zone Events | Marc Buxey Relais Retreats | Mark Heywood  Village Hotels | Robyn Lush Harbour Hotels | Sarah Cox Noble Events | Sarah Shirley Bright Vision | Sarah Todd Easy Tiger Events | Stephen Caldaralo PAC | Talia Rose Whitehouse  The Alan Hotel | Tobias Field Clermont Hotel Management Ltd | Vikki Webb Millennium Point | Geraldine Hancox Autograph Events | Wayne Moss Jarvis Woodhouse | Wendy Ashton Evans Pineapple Events | Wendy Green Ashfield Healthcare | Yvonne Newman Unique Intervention |  Abi Luty Goldcrest Events | Naomi Phillips Classic Lodges | David Thornburn Agiito | Donna Hodges Inception Events | Flow Hancox Autograph Events | Gail Crowe Magnifisense | Lisa Carpenter Magnifisense | Jenny Mort Sovereign Conferences | Jules France Space Meetings & Events | Sophia Garrad My Event Agency | Suzanne James My Event Agency | Sophie MacGillivary BCD | Aileen Ryan DeVere Cotswold Water Park | Anna Price We Are Human | Anna Watkins Levy | Barry Clarke Events Plus | Elliot Landy Hospitality & Events North | Julia Cooke Haycock Manor | Kathryn Clarke The Lygon Arms | Kirsten Burke Golden Jubilee Conference Centre | Martin Dempster Events Plus | Nicola Jenkinson Venues of Excellence | Lynda Clayton Space Meetings & Events | Richard Brown Chew Events 

The Categories 2024

  1. Famtastic Academic Venue of the Year

  2. Famtastic Agent of the Year

  3. Famtastic Agency of the Year

  4. Famtastic Bedroom of the Year

  5. Famtastic Boardroom of the Year

  6. Famtastic Caterer of the Year

  7. Famtastic Conference Centre/Hotel of the Year

  8. Famtastic Convention Centre/Bureau of the Year

  9. Famtastic Green Initiative of the Year

  10. Famtastic Freelancer of the Year

  11. Famtastic Hotel Brand of the Year

  12. Famtastic Independent Hotel of the Year

  13. Famtastic International Representation of the Year

  14. Famtastic Independent Venue of the Year

  15. Famtastic Marketing of the Year

  16. Famtastic New Talent of the Year (A)

  17. Famtastic New Talent of the Year (S)

  18. Famtastic Refurbishment of the Year

  19. Famtastic Representation of the Year

  20. Famtastic Sales Professional of the Year

  21. Famtastic Sports Venue of the Year

  22. Famtastic Team Building Company of the Year

  23. Famtastic Unique Venue of the Year

  24. The Famtastic Rocks Special Award (Not Available for Entry)



Enter the Famtastic Awards Here
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Thank you for your entry. Please take a mo to quickly check for any typos and then hit the enter button. You can enter as many times as you like, in as many different categories as you like. Entry is free until 1 July 2024. All entries should get an automated acknowledged response so please check your spam folder just in case. Good Luck and remember we will be announcing the finalists on 10 September 2024. 

Book Here for the Famtastic Awards 2024

The Famtastic Awards 2024 will take place on Friday 1 November 2024 at the

Leonardo Hinckley Island

Hotel in Leicestershire


Arrival & Light Refreshments from 12.00noon

Speed Dating & Networking from 1.00pm

Check in & Chill out from 5.30pm

Drinks Reception in the Atrium from 7.00pm

Seating for Eating from 7.30pm

Awards Dinner & Entertainment

12.00midnight Close

Dress Code: Daytime Biz Attire, Evening Black Tie with a Hint of Pink

Supplier Accommodation Available at a Fabulous Rate of £69 B&B Must be Booked Before 20 September 2024

If you would like to book and require an invoice, please contact

Book a Bedroom!

Suppliers - if you would like to book a bedroom for the Friday 1 November,  evening,

please use our

Booking Site

Promotion code - LHFAMR011124

Rate £69BB sole

£80BB double

Booking Deadline 20 September 2024

Sponsor the Famtastic Awards

We have a range of fabulous packages for sponsors so please download here or contact

Cathryn via for details

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An amazing afternoon & evening on Friday. Absolutely blown away to have won! Thank you.

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Thank you again for hosting such a lovely event, our hotels and I had a great time.

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Well done you – Famtastic was a great success and we loved being part of it ! Really enjoyed the experience. Felt fun and intimate compared to other awards events.

Famtastic Testimonials 2023

What a night. You and the team did such a fantastic job, we are said how much we enjoyed it and was the most fun we have had at an industry event!

The Famtastic Awards 2023 Manchester

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