Festival and Award Show

Simply Business Summer Festival and Awards 2023

We were delighted to host the Simply Business Summer Festival & Awards, providing a full day of activities and entertainment for attendees.

Festival and Award Show

The Event

On 22nd September 2023, Evolution London welcomed 700 guests for the Simply Business Summer Festival and Awards. The event spanned the entire day, kicking off with a morning company update, and concluding with a lively afterparty.

The day began with a company update, before guests were able to explore the various activations around the venue including the festival stretch tents, DJ’s, band sets, candy floss station and fair ground games. Attendees then enjoyed a BBQ lunch, taking advantage of the sunny summer weather, before listening to an educational talk from Denise Lewis OBE and mingling in meet and greet sessions.

Guests were then taken to their hotels for some free time before being welcomed back to the venue through direct coach drop off outside Evolution London. Prior to the awards commencing, the guests gathered to enjoy a drinks reception under the glistening mirror ball.

To round off the event and end the night, Greg James, who was the headline DJ took to the stage to provide a DJ set which all the guests thoroughly enjoyed.


  • Festival Stretch Tents
  • DJ's and Band Sets
  • Candy Floss Station
  • Fairground Games, Circus Acts and a Ferris Wheel
  • Flower Crown and Candle Manking, Henna Designing and Hot Sauce Trialling!
  • BBQ
  • Educational Talk and Meet and Greet with Denise Lewis OBE
  • Direct Coach Drop-Off from Hotels to Evolution London
  • Drinks Reception
  • DJ Set and Afterparty with Greg James

BBQ Menu

  • Chargrilled steak burger horseradish, black pepper butter
  • Grilled Warwickshire Whizzer sausage, sweet chilli glaze
  • Blackened cod fillet, mango salsa
  • Redefine meat® plant-based burger, rosemary, garlic (vg)
  • Crunchy Thai coleslaw, peanuts, bean shoots, coconut dressing (vg)
  • Roast curried cauliflower, spinach, apricot, almonds, raisins (v)
  • Tabbouleh, mint and yoghurt dressing (v)
  • Grilled flat breads, soft seeded rolls, garlic bread (v)
  • Caramelised onions with mustard (vg)
  • Corn ribs, Cajun spiced butter (v)

Evening Bowl Food

  • Summer vegetable ceviche, mango and avocado salsa, samphire, shaved radish (vg)
  • Lobster brioche roll, avocado, apple, caviar, pecorino
  • Monkfish and mussel yellow curry, choi sum, holy basil, jasmine rice
  • Caramelised cauliflower and cheese croquetas, black garlic mayo (v)
  • Tropical pavlova; coconut and passion fruit mousse, coconut curls (vg)

Smart Group and the whole team at Evolution London were a joy to work with and helped us to create a wonderful event for our global get-together. Our requirements from the space were a little different to usual formats, but the team helped to ensure the day felt seamless and our guests really experienced a festival and awards ceremony to remember!

Simply Business

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