Our team at Site Event are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Best Toilets/Waste Management category for the Festival Supplier Awards 2019!
The dedicated awards evening will be held in London’s Hurlingham Club on Thursday 31st January, with an evening comprising of food, drink and entertainment to recognise and celebrate the achievements and hard work of outdoor event and festival suppliers. For us, the evening is a great way to commemorate another year of success and growth within our company and to enjoy the celebrations with our extremely dedicated and hardworking team here at Site Event.
The Festival Supplier Awards were launched in 2014 to bring appreciation and recognition to the individual suppliers of outdoor event essentials, providing awards for a host of different categories including Best Crowd Management, Best Temporary Structure, Best Visual Spectacular, Best Glamping & Accommodation, Best Backstage/VIP Supplier and, in our case, Best Toilet/Waste Management. There are also a handful of new awards debuting this year such as Best Lighting, Best Festival Production/Site Management Team, Best Brand Activation/Campaign and the Unsung Hero Award, an award which allows each company shortlisted to nominate an individual from their organisation who they believe deserves the accolade of ‘Unsung Hero’ for their devotion and hard word within their company.
This year the Festival Supplier Awards comprises of a highly experienced and well-renowned judging panel, all hailing from a variety of backgrounds within the event industry and who understand the pressures and challenges that suppliers such as ourselves regularly face on a day to day basis.
Site Event have been suppliers to many events’ welfare needs over the past year, most notably Brighton Pride and Carfest South 2018, both equally huge events to their respective audiences. Brighton Pride is one of our oldest customers and is widely acknowledged as the country’s most notorious Pride event and we as a company have grown with the event over the years. Once a one day event with 10,000 person capacity and 100 toilets has now become a 45,000 person strong crowd requiring the use of 500 toilets, over 300 urinals and 10 VIP toilet trailers. This year was an exceptional year for Pride as Britney Spears ensured the event was sold out, they also chose to run a family day on the Sunday for the first time which left us with a very tight window to service the toilets before the next day, but we took it in our stride! Carfest South 2018, one of the UK’s most prestigious motoring events of the year, was also a huge success for us as we provided the festival with over 500 single plastic toilets and 20 luxury toilet trailers, urinals & several VIP showers. We also made use of our brand new 6 bay luxury vacuum pods as a trial into the caravan & campervan field which was a hit with the public with constant praise over social media and on site.
Our new 6 bay luxury vacuum pods are our recently launched environmentally friendly luxury toilet trailers which boast in cutting down our carbon footprint significantly. They only use 0.5L of water per flush which is considerably less than a conventional toilets at around 5-7L per flush, equalling a huge saving of water consumption and waste water disposal. We also are able to fit 4 of these pods onto one delivery as opposed to delivering four individual luxury toilet trailers, therefore cutting 75% off our carbon footprint in transportation. We are constantly developing and evolving new products with an aim to make them as environmentally friendly as possible. Most recently we have installed a rain water collection system in our yard which we use to wash our toilets out before they go out on hire, this simple decision has already saved hundreds of thousands in litres of water.
We are proud and honoured to be shortlisted for Best Toilets/Waste Management at the highly credible and established Festival Supplier Awards 2019 and believe that just being shortlisted is an achievement in itself! We look forward to spending the evening celebrating with our hardworking team and with other outdoor event suppliers. Keep your fingers crossed for us!