Award Nominee Shortlist 2019

Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees. Winners to be announced on the night at The 16th NOEA Annual Convention and Awards Dinner

WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2019, at The Pump Rooms, Bath

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This year’s categories and their nominees are:

Event Innovation of the Year Award – awarded for the provision of a new product, service or concept that will help the industry to solve problems and go forward safely and profitably.

Event Genius Ltd, OnePlan, Crest Planning, Voove Ltd


Small Event of the Year Award – recognising the good work done by event organisers staging smaller events with audience attendance of under 2000 with a local community focus.

Whirligig Festival, The Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta®, Night at the Abbey, Yate Rocks!


Production Partnership of the Year Award – to those who have demonstrated excellence in partnership working in the delivery of an exceptional event.

Limelight Sports with London Triathlon, Redwood Event Solutions with St Paul’s Carnival, We Are The Fair & Simpli WiFi, Streets Kitchen with Haringey Council and Islington Council


Best Practice Award – awarded to the best overall promoter or event organiser who fulfil criteria for managing well organised safe events through their professionalism.

Aberdeen City Council; We are the Fair: Black Deer Festival eat:Festivals


Event Organiser of the Year – open to individuals, companies and local authorities who provide first class facilities and visitor satisfaction at their events.

Exclusive Ballooning, Black Deer Festival, Brad Lister – Glastonbury Abbey, eat:Festivals

Event of the Year Award – recognises an event which has achieved the highest level of excellence or has made a major contribution to the professionalism of the Industry.

Private Sector: Sky Safari, Black Deer Festival, Party at The Palace, West Country Food Adventures

Public Sector: Culture Liverpool with Dream Giant Spectacular , Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival, Clacton Air show, Armed Forces Day National Event Salisbury


Event Supplier of the Year – Open to individuals and companies who supply first class products/equipment/entertainment to those within the Events Industry.

Infrastructure: Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, SimpliWiFi, Event Traffic Control, Fineline Lighting Ltd, 2CL Communications

Services: Training 4 Resilience, Security Scotland, Number 8 Events Ltd, Controlled Events


Sporting Event of the Year Award – Open to any event involving a sporting activity whether it is a participating or spectator event

The Weston Beach Race, The Leeds Castle Triathlon. Bournemouth 7’s. Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race


Small Festival of the Year Award – For any event that attracts less than 5,000 attendees.

Street Food Warehouse, Underneath the Stars Festival, DadFest, Eilean Dorcha Festival


Large Festival of the Year Award – For any festival that attracts 5,000 attendees or more

Bournemouth 7’s Festival, Victorious Festival, Cowal Highland Gathering, Leeds Castle Classical Concert (Heritage Events)


Caterer of the Year Award – For any in house or external caterers or outside caterer of any size or type

High Steaks: The Mighty Soft Shell Crab: Kinori: Blu Fire Caribbean and Mutton Shack

The NOEA Scotland award – Gives recognition to those events that have achieved the highest level of excellence or have made a major contribution to the professionalism of the Industry in Scotland. Award for the best in Scottish Events.

Party at The Palace, Vibration Festival ,Gardening Scotland, Trnsmt Festival


Medical Provider of the Year Award – For any type of medical provider who have excelled at an outdoor event

SportsMedics Ltd, Festimed


Event Team of the Year Award – For the best proactive and effective event team working on an outdoor event

Black Deer Festival, eat:Festivals, English Heritage Events, Bournemouth 7s Festival


Best New Outdoor Event Award – Open to any new outdoor event held between September 2018 and August 2019.

Vibration Festival, Glastonbury Medieval Fayre, Balloons on the Beach, Shrewsbury Wacky Races