Our Sponsors 2017

NOEA Futures


GL EventsAs members of the National Outdoor Events Association, you can be reassured that GL events upholds the highest standards of professionalism across everything we do.


However, as one of the longest serving brands in the industry, as well as one of its biggest, we feel it is also our responsibility to contribute to the continued development of the industry we serve.


It is for this reason that we became the first ‘Future’s Supporter’ of the National Outdoor Events Association. This is a prestigious position for us, meaning we can represent our customers in proactively working with, and advising, the association to continue its mission to grow, secure and professionalise the outdoor events industry.

NOEA Industry Programme

As the first Future’s Supporter of the National Outdoor Events Association, we are delighted to support the mission of this year’s conference to look at the Commercialisation of the industry.

Despite the high standards set by NOEA members we continue to see examples of bad practice and mismanagement that jeopardises the success of events every single day. The future of this industry depends on a strong, stable and reliable supplier chain, contributing to robust event businesses.


We look forward to the conference and supporting event professionals looking to make their events pay.

Rachel Baker
UK Group Marketing Manager

GL events UK Ltd
Station Road|Castle Donington|DE74 2NL
e: rachel.baker@glevents.co.uk
w: www.glevents.co.uk
ddi: 01332 850 000 f: 01332 850 005 m: 07815 834 818



ACT (National) Ltd


ACT (National) Ltd is a professional health & safety consultancy operating across a wide range of events both in the UK and across the globe.

We provide Health & Safety solutions that are tailored to the client, their business, and their budget!

Health & Safety in the events world is viewed by some as an obstacle to creativity.We prove that this is not the case.We apply sensible and pragmatic solutions to every event we work on.

We believe that behind every great event there should be a professional safety team. We become part of those teams by providing top level strategic event safety consultancy for some of the world’s most prestigious sporting, music and regional events.Our focus is always the UK events market, but we have established great business relationships across the world, and we combine our global experience to reduce costs, enhance the service delivery, and therefore assist our clients to deliver the safest event possible.

A.C.T. provides support, advice and knowledge, enabling our clients to get on with their core tasks, confident that we will develop a complete safe system of work, that dovetails into the overall event management plan. We communicate and liaise with our clients and other stakeholders (emergency services, local authorities, etc.) to ensure safe plans are delivered at a strategic and operational level to everyone’s satisfaction.

As a futures sponsor, ACT sees working with the NOEA in the future as an exciting time.It is an opportunity to be able to provide the association and its membership with more opportunities for accessible and affordable training and consultancy.

Although the events we work on are wide and varied, and span the globe, we never forget our roots.The local village fete is equally as important to ACT, compared to the biggest sporting and cultural events on the planet.From our perspective, the principles of safety are the same, they just have to be applied in different ways.

We work closely with The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH, to create and develop specific safety courses that are not only relevant to the particular core business, but are also accredited or approved so that learning and qualification is tangible and can be built upon.

Our relationship with the NOEA is important.The core values for both parties on ethical working and standards are a priority, together with providing an educational stream within the events world to ensure that NOEA members, colleagues, and suppliers alike, get the best possible opportunities to learn and stay safe at work.


A.C.T. (National) Ltd
Pomfret Business Centre
Harropwell Lane
Pontefract, West Yorkshire.WF8 1QY

T: 01977 797359
E: mail@theactgroup.net

EventbriteEventbrite is the world’s leading event technology platform. We have processed several billion Pounds in gross ticket sales since we were founded in 2006 in San Francisco, and our online platform powers nearly three million events each year. Hundreds of thousands of event organisers use Eventbrite to boost ticket sales, promote and manage events, handle onsite operations, and analyse results across multiple sales channels. We’ve been on the ground in the UK since 2011, and we work with a wide variety of customers from various industries here, including Showmasters, Telegraph Events, The Guardian, WOMAD music festival and many more.

We believe in open platforms, and it shows in our product’s ability to give you the data you need, and to connect it seamlessly to more than 170 industry-leading technologies like Salesforce and Mailchimp. Additionally, over 50 million consumers use Eventbrite every year to discover a variety of live experiences and get tickets on a secure, easy-to-use platform.

As one of the most technologically advanced companies in the UK events industry, we are proud to partner with the NOEA to continue to raise professional standards in the outdoor events industry and to provide in-depth knowledge on selling tickets and running events in the digital age.

Learn more at www.eventbrite.co.uk, or talk to an event expert: 0800 652 4595

Eventbrite UK Ltd
10-11 Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6EE
0800 652 4595


NOEA Award Sponsor -The Nationwide Caterers Association NCASS


NCASSThe Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) is the only trade association for mobile caterers and street food sellers in the UK. Our mission is to provide traders with all the information, systems and support they need for a profitable, safe and legal business. From start-ups to fully-fledged mobile ventures, NCASS offers support and materials to help caterers at any stage of business.

Among the 17 categories, the prestigious NOEA Awards 2017 will be highlighting the contribution of the catering industry to events of all kinds, presenting one exceptional nominee with the Caterer of the Year title in November.

The category will be sponsored by trade association NCASS, which supports thousands of caterers across the country by providing them with information and guidance on running their businesses safely and profitably.

Bob Fox, NCASS director, said: "Whether you're an organiser or a member of the public attending one of the UK's vast array of events, catering is key and we are delighted to be sponsoring this award to celebrate the role hard-working caterers play in making events of all sizes a success.

"As our members know, NCASS strives to give them a voice and it is great that the NOEA awards will be shining a spotlight on caterers this year, too."


Contact Name: Bob Fox
Twitter Name: @NCASS_UK
Facebook Name: NCASS (https://www.facebook.com/nationwidecaterersassociation)


NOEA Award Sponsor

NOEA Best Practice Award – sponsored by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

IOSHThis award is given to the best overall promoter or event organiser who fulfils criteria for managing well-organised, safe events through their professionalism. It could recognise long service or overcoming a particular challenge in an innovative way, or even reflect published works or effective training, coaching and leadership of others.

IOSH is the world’s leading chartered professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace, with more than 46,000 members in over 120 countries.

It acts as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes.

The Institution’s focus is to support its members in their efforts to create workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, UK
Switchboard+44 (0)116 257 3100
Main fax+44 (0)116 257 3101
Email: reception@iosh.co.uk
Event Supplier of the Year Award Sponsored Lance Show & Publications Ltd.

Lance Show and Publications Ltd, organiser of the Showman’s Show will once again be supporting the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards later this year, following confirmation of its sponsorship of the ‘Event Supplier of the Year Award’ at the annual celebration.

Lance Show and Publications Ltd and NOEA continue to work in partnership for the good of the outdoor events industry and supporting the awards encourages excellence and best practice. The ‘Event Supplier of the Year Award’ recognises companies that have demonstrated quality in supplier customer relationships that have added value to events.

"Lance Show and Publications Ltd has been a tremendous supporter of the NOEA Convention & Awards for some time and we’re delighted to be welcoming them again come November,” comments Andy Grove, Interim-President, NOEA. "Last year we had Michael Eavis (Glastonbury) and James Heappey (Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events) join us, and it’s going to be another stellar celebration again this year.”

Jeremy Lance, director of Lance Show and Publications Ltd comments: "The Showman’s Show is the UK’s most comprehensive show for the outdoor and special event industry so it makes sense that we support organisations that are also working to improve standards across the board. NOEA works tirelessly supporting outdoor event suppliers so there is plenty of synergy between us. We’re very pleased to lend our support to the NOEA Awards 2017 and already looking forward to the event in November.”

Courtyard Office
The Court Yard
Parsons Pool
Shaftesbury Dorset

Tel: 01747 854634
Website: https://www.showmans-directory.co.uk/

Event Wine Solutions

Event Wine SolutionsOnce again, Event Wine Solutions is thrilled to be an award sponsor at the 37th annual NOEA Awards, especially as NOEA has been such a great friend and ally in the history of the business.

The vision of Event Wine Solutions was to use our extensive knowledge of the wine industry to create ranges of wines in unbreakable PET bottles that would answer the outdoor event industry’s call for a high quality wine offer on sites where glass is banned.

However, with no events industry contacts, reaching out to this new market was a real challenge. That’s where, through a fortuitous meeting at The Showman’s Show with NOEA chief executive Susan Tanner, the chance to open up a new network of industry contacts presented itself.

Proud members of NOEA ever since, Event Wine Solutions has benefited hugely from the friendly welcome extended by other members, resulting in many new clients and the credibility of being associated with these events industry professionals.

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