Best Newcomer


The Hire Space Awards celebrate the very best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event bookers from across the UK. The Hire Space Awards will take place at Landing 42, Leadenhall Building, on 24th October 2017.

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This awards celebrates the best new venue on the events scene over the last 12 months.

Nominations are now closed for this category, and the “Turbo Period” of the shortlisting process is now underway. Shortlisted venues will be announced on 23rd August.

For the Best All Round of Use of Technology award, venues will be shortlisted based on Venue Expert team (30%), enquiry history (40%) and booking history (30%). To increase these metrics, we recommend:

  • Responding as quickly as possible to new enquiries – learn more
  • Uploading your highest quality photos
  • Updating your pricing –  learn more here
  • Optimising your descriptions for customer searches – learn more here

During the Turbo Period, your stats will count double. For more information on the Hire Space Awards, check out our FAQs, and for more on increasing your chances of being shortlisted, read our post on Improving Your Profile Metrics.

Good luck!

Awards Tickets

Earlybird tickets for the awards are now on sale, priced at £179+VAT.

These tickets are subject to a 10% discount for three or more tickets, and a 25% discount for a table of ten people (£1,342+VAT).

Buy your tickets below

Earlybird tickets end on 1st September.

Judging Criteria

Full venue submissions for shortlisted venues will be judged on the following criteria:

A versatile range of events held with creative use of space

The quality of the facilities and technology

The quality of the customer service and client support

Effective sustainability and CSR initiatives

A venue built with accessibility in mind

Key Dates

12th July-26th July: Initial submission.
12th July-23rd Aug: Hire Space shortlisting and Turbo Period.
23rd Aug-22nd Sept: 5 shortlisted venues invited to enter full submissions.
22nd Sept-6th Oct: Judging period.
24th Oct: Hire Space Awards.