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Abbey scoops national award

Abbey scoops national award

Glastonbury Abbey scooped the best new small event award at a glittering ceremony in Bath and were runner up in the PR Campaign of the Year.

The awards were hosted by the National Outdoor Events Association.

The Association's Press Release is below.

From festivals to a world-renowned heritage attraction, the winners of the 15th annual National Outdoor Events Association Awards have been announced, following an exclusive gala dinner in Bath’s stunning Pump Rooms.

Bournemouth 7s Festival scooped both the Large Festival of the Year Award and Sporting Event of the Year. The judges said: “We liked the idea of merging a sporting event with a festival, adding a wider message of making sport fun for everyone. It was a unique spin on a sporting event and enabled more people to get involved.”

The panel of judges was led by Alistair Turner, Managing Director of EIGHT PR and Marketing; he was joined by Andy McNicholl. City Events Manager for Liverpool Council, Sally Piggott, Head of Festivals, UK for Eventbrite, Gill Tee from entertee, and Rachel Baker, GL events UK.

Glastonbury Abbey and Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival took Best New Event with the judges awarding two prizes – the abbey winning small new event and the Merseyside festival taking the trophy for large new event. The Edinburgh Festival won the Judges Award.

Andy Grove, President of NOEA said:
“The quality of the award winners was genuinely outstanding, and showed innovation, creative thinking and experience. These are great events, run by the best event professionals, and are a credit to the industry. We’re delighted to be giving them the recognition they deserve through NOEA.”

Susan Tanner, CEO of NOEA said:
“The theme of the convention during the day was ‘It Could Never Happen to Me’, and underlines how NOEA members are providing the foundation of safety and security that allows creative event professionals to flourish. The winners this year showed professionalism and creative thought, and are a credit to the industry.”

Alistair Turner, Chair of the Judging Panel said:
“The standard of entries keeps getting higher and higher, which demonstrates the commitment of organisers to produce high quality event experiences. To win a NOEA award you need to be doing something really great.”

Best Practice Award: eat:festivals
Caterer of the Year Award: Belistore
Event Innovation of the Year Award: SimpliWifi
Event of the Year Award Tom Kerridges Pub in the Park
Event Organiser of the Year Award: Gill Tee and Deb Shilling – Black Deer Festival.
Event Supplier of the Year - Infrastructure– SimpliWiFi.
Event Supplier of the Year – Services - Catered by Justin.
Event Team of the Year Award: We Are The Fair
Large Festival of the Year Award: Bournemouth 7s Festival,
PR Campaign of the Year: Timber Festival,
Medical Provider of the Year: Festimed Limited.
Production Partnership Year Award: We are Placemaking with Grovesnor Estates
Small Event of the Year: Dunstable Town Council.
Small Festival of the Year: Just So Festival
Sporting Event of the Year Award: Bournemouth 7s Festivals
Student Event of the Year: University of Gloucestershire Final Year Event
Management Students with Clair Greenaway & John Lannon
Best New Event Award: Glastonbury Abbey, Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival
The NOEA Scotland Tribute Award: Aberdeen City Council City Events
Judges Award: Edinburgh Festival
President’s Award – Dick Tee



Added: 22nd November 2018

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