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Archive – BALPPA Excellence Awards 2017

Monday 27th November 2017

BALPPA held its first ever FEC Excellence Awards at Drayton Manor Hotel. Read on for more details on the event and to view the winners.


BALPPA recently held it’s inaugural FEC Excellence Awards which took place on Monday 27th November 2017 at Drayton Manor Hotel.

This event celebrated excellence within the leisure industry for FEC and Indoor Play operators, providing an opportunity for BALPPA Members and non-Members to nominate others or self nominate their business across seven categories of awards.

We were delighted to have Teddy Mountain as Gold Sponsor of the FEC Excellence Awards and Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition and thank them for their generosity.

We are also grateful to our other event/award sponsors for their support and generosity

We would also like to take this opportunity to thanks our host venue:

More than 200 people attended the FEC Excellence Awards at Drayton Manor and it was a fun evening! Following a drinks reception and sumptious three-course dinner, we began the awards ceremony. BALPPA CEO, Paul Kelly was in charge of the proceedings and welcomed up the sponsor of each category to present the bronze, silver and gold awards to the deserving winners.

We are delighted to announce the winners of each category in the first ever BALPPA FEC Excellence Awards as follows:

Category Nominee Placement
Food and Beverage Safari MK GOLD
Time Twisters SILVER
Hickory Dickory Playhouse BRONZE
Attraction under 6,000 sq ft The Bubbles Factory GOLD
Attraction 6,000 sq ft – 12,000 sq ft Head Over Heels GOLD
Cheeky Monkeys SILVER
ScallyWags BRONZE
Attraction over 12,000 sq ft Hobbledown GOLD
Kidspace Croydon SILVER
Brean Play BRONZE
Employee of Excellence Claire Morton, Web Adventure GOLD
Jazmine Harris, Partyman World SILVER
Mark Brooks, West Midlands Safari Park BRONZE
FEC Trade Supplier Teddy Mountain GOLD
Regency Purchasing SILVER
One to Watch (non BALPPA Member) Jungleland GOLD
Kidzplay SILVER
Chucklebutties BRONZE

Congratulations to all the winners and indeed to those who were nominated.

Photographs of the winners collecting their awards from sponsors are below, courtesy of FUJIFILM UK.

FUJIFILM UK also captured some great photographs during the event and generously provided a green screen photo opportunity:

Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition

Earlier in the day, BALPPA also held its first Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition. This was a great event with many exhibitors who reported a successful show. We hope the leads generated prove fruitful and would to thanks all those who exhibited and visited for your support.

If you require any further information regarding the awards or the Awards Dinner please contact Tracey Bancroft – tracey@balppa.org



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