Venue in the Community


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 take place at Landing 42, Leadenhall Building, on 24th October 2017.

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This award recognises a venue’s contribution to the wider community around them or to charitable enterprises, through successful CSR initiatives, community engagement and thought leadership.

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:

Successful and sustained contribution to a charity or social enterprise

An effective CSR programme built into the fabric of the venue’s ethos and bottom line

Successful and sustained work or projects carried out with the wider community

The venue’s expertise in CSR, and ability to communicate this knowledge

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.