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Abbey shortlisted for a national award

Abbey shortlisted for a national award

The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2016 has been announced.

The abbey is one of three finalists in the Small Event of the Year category for Night at the Abbey - the annual spectacular of colour, light and music.

James Stone, the abbey's event manager, said: "This is a great honour for the Abbey to have been shortlisted when competing with a host of wonderful events from across the country and we are very proud."

The 13th annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in Bath on November 24 and Susan Tanner, NOEA’s chief executive, said: “This year was a record entry across all categories for the awards and the judges had a hard job to whittle down to the three or four shortlisted in each category today.”

Alistair Turner, head judge and managing director of Eight PR & Marketing, said: “The quality of entry has been greatly improved on previous years and some amazing events have applied. The strength of entries was excellent and seeing some events come back shows commitment to the awards.

“It is a huge achievement for those shortlisted today and we look forward to seeing who is named as winners in November.”

Joining Alistair on the judging panel were Andy McNicholl. City Events Manager for Liverpool Council, Gill Tee who is founder and Managing Director of entertee and Director of entertee Hire and Marino Fresch, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland for Eventbrite.

NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association fights the events industry’s corner with campaigns ranging from tackling police costs to calling for a ban on Chinese lanterns due to the danger to life, livestock and land.

To buy tickets for the convention and the awards visit www.noea.org.uk

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Added: 23rd September 2016