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How Famtastic Are You?

It's been a pretty torrid time for the event industry, and we have all bounced back. As we are a fabulous and resilient lot, it's now time to shine a light on some outstanding venues, companies and people, with the Famtastic Awards.

Free to enter, until the early bird deadline, we are looking to recognise amazing agents,  superb suppliers and just  all round famtastic aspects of our industry, 


Entries are free until 4 August 2023 and then charged at £25+vat per entry for late submissions


Image by Batu Gezer

The Judging & Results

Image by Amy Shamblen

The Event

Friday 27 October 2023


The Mercure Piccadily Hotel

Portland Street

Manchester M1 4PH


Speed Dating Afternoon


Drinks Reception







Midnight Munchies


Black Tie with a Hint of Pink!


Flower on Pink

The Rules

  • Entries are free during the early bird period

  • An admin charge of £25+vat will apply to late entries

  • You may enter as many times as you like

  • It's quick & easy to enter online

  • The Judges decisions are final and no correspondance will be entered into following the results.

  • Please don't nominate anyone without their permission

  • Good Luck!


How to Enter

  • Simpy use the online entry form

  • Upload any images as requested

  • Good Luck!



​We'll be supporting Meeting Needs as part of the Famtastic Rocks Awards. Details coming soon.


The Judges To Date

Carol Ann Whitehead The Zebra Partnership

Lisa Carpenter, Magnifisense

Mandy Jennings Venues of Excellence

Peter Jackson Red Blaze

Marianne Hadley, Image Events

Stijn Huijbers Hilton Hotels

Carole McKeller Helms Briscoe

Gail Crowe, Magnifisense

Fiona Stillborn Pavillions of Harrogate

Claire Robertson Agiito

Flow Hancox Autograph Events

Naomi Phillips, Classic Lodges

Martin Ellis, Team Umbrella

Wendy Ashton-Evans, Pinapple Events

Tracey Norcup, Valor Europe

Azhar Hussain, Fingerprint Events

Claire Lee, Venue Queen

Andrew Woods Leonardo Hotels

Alison Best Dafour, Best Options

Matt Curran, Chew Events

Mark Heywood Village Hotels

Donna Hodges, Inception Events

Kate Stephens, Noble Events

Kevan Holland Trident

Lauretthe McKellan, Pineapple Events

Kate Hutchinson, The Secret Event Service

Martin Dempster Trident

Ken Findlay, Perception Events

Mandeep Gabhari, Zone Event Network

Juliet Price, Beam

Aaron Hornback, Horizon Health Network

Liz Moss, EventPro

Gemma Pott, Principal York

Louise Harding, Event Corner

Gavin Farley Assembl AG

Stephen Morton Prior, Clearwater

Henrick Court, HC Events

The Timeline

1 January 2023 Entries Open

4 August 2023 Early Bird Deadline

11 Augustl 2023 Final Deadline

18-28 August 2023 Judging

11 September 2023 Nominations Announced

27 October 2023 Awards Ceremony & Event


Judging is completely transparent. Our extensive panel of experienced and excellent judges will have access to all entry submissions and will be asked to vote, and score only those venues, or indeed agencies, that they have direct knowledge or working with.

The results will be based upon the total average score submitted by our various jurors over each and every category, and where there might be a discrepency, or the scores are too close to make a decision, the judges will be consulted for their opinions and then our chair of the judges will make a final call. 

All of the judging will be complted online (we know our judges are busy people) and in each category, with the exception of the Famtastic Rocks Special Award, which does not invite entries, there will be a winner and a highly commended awarded (unless there are insufficient entries in that category.

It is a fair and transparent system and where entrants receive an unusually low score, it will be queried to ensure the judging and process remains impartial and unbiased.

Please note that agents judge onlu suppliers and suppliers only agents.


We want to recognise excellence and have fun along the way!


The  Categories

Need a little more info?




Donwload our full category description and

top entry tips here! 

  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 or Chef of the Year

  7. Famtastic Conference Centre of the Year

  8. Famtastic Green Initiative of the Year

  9. Famtastic Hotel Brand of the Year

  10. Famtastic Independent Hotel of the Year

  11. Famtastic International Representation of the Year

  12. Famtastic Independent Venue of the Year

  13. Famtastic Marketing of the Year

  14. Famtastic New Talent of the Year (A)

  15. Famtastic New Talent of the Year (S)

  16. Famtastic Refurbishment/Rebrand of the Year

  17. Famtastic Representation of the Year

  18. Famtastic Sales Professional of the Year

  19. Famtastic Sports Venue of the Year

  20. Famtastic Team Building Company of the Year

  21. Famtastic Unique Venue of the Year

  22. The Famtastic Rocks Special Award (Non Entry Category)

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Ticket Info

We have a range of tickets that enable you simply to rock up

and enjoy the awards, or if you would prefer, please join us for

a fun speed dating afternoon with some amazing agents.


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