2ndOctober 2017, UK: The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards 2017 has now been announced. The 14th annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath, 22nd November 17, and will see the very best organisations in the industry recognised from a field that saw the largest volume of entries in the award�s history.

Susan Tanner, NOEA�s Chief Executive, commented: “This year saw a 50% increase in nominations across all categories for the awards which was unprecedented. Consequently our judges had a hard job to decide on the three or four shortlisted in each category today.�

Alistair Turner, Head Judge and Managing Director of EIGHT PR & Marketing, added: “The quality of entry has once again improved from previous years, and some amazing events have applied. The strength of entries was excellent and seeing some events come back with even more success shows their 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 and last year announced �commercialisation� as one of the key themes for the association to tackle through its membership, and on behalf of the wider UK outdoor events industry.

Last year�s convention told emotional stories of event organisers anguish when creating new events, as well as insightful ideas on balancing profit, risk, income and spend. The Commercialisation Project returns for 2017 with its �Part Two� theme; �Create. Collaborate. Control�.


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To buy tickets for the convention and the awards visit noea-awards.eventbrite.co.uk. Further information susan@noea.org.uk


Full Shortlist


Best Practice Award

�       Swansea Council

�       Bournemouth 7s Festival

�       Just So Festival


Caterer of the Year Award

�       Dorshi Dumpling

�       Lalita�s Vegan Kitchen

�       StarChip Enterprise UK Ltd


Event Innovation of the Year Award

�       Entertee Hire

�       Eventmen

�       BATFAST Cricket Centres


Event of the Year Award

�       Culture Liverpool

�       Henley Festival

�       Swansea Council for Air Show

�       Bath Christmas Market


Event Organiser of the Year Award

�       Eat Festivals

�       James Dean Events

�       Swansea Council


Event Supplier of the Year

�       Barserve Co

�       Creator International

�       Eco Track & Access

�       Knight Rigging Service

�       PKL Group Event


Team of the Year Award

�       Wonder Fields Festival

�       Civi Events

�       TTK Welfare

�       The Fair


Large Festival of the Year Award

�       Liverpool International Music Festival

�       Eden Sessions 2017

�       End of the Road Festival

�       Henley Festival


Medical Provider of the Year Award

�       Ambulance Scotland

�       SE Medical

�       SportsMedics Ltd


PR Campaign of the Year

�       Eat Festivals

�       Samphire Festival

�       The Women�s Tour Production


Partnership Year Award

�       Creator International with Hooper Events Ltd

�       Eden Sessions with John Empson and TAO Productions

�       EFS Europe Ltd with N L Leisure

�       Event Wine Solutions with Pop Up Hotel


Small Event of the Year

�       Eat Festivals

�       Eilean Dorcha Festival

�       Pub in the Park

�       World Yoga Festival


Small Festival of the Year

�       Just So Festival

�       Lechlade Festival

�       Samphire Festival

�       Tiree Music Festival


Sporting Event of the Year Award

�       Tour Of Britain

�       Bournemouth 7s Festivals


Student Event of the Year

�       Bournemouth University

�       Robert Gordon University


The NOEA Scotland Tribute Award

�       Beltane Fire Festival for the Fire Festival

�       Rural Projects for Gardening Scotland

�       PDF Productions for Party at the Palace

�       Falkirk Community Trust for Fire & Light


Technological Innovation of the Year Award

�       Swansea Council

�       Katjes Magic Candy Factory