The shortlist for the National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2019 has been announced.

The shortlist for this year’s National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2019 has been announced. The 16th annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath on 27 November and will see the industry gain recognition from the prestigious awards.

Susan Tanner, NOEA’s chief executive, said: “This year again saw an increase in entries, and the quality of the submissions was also very high. Because of this we had a longer finalist list, and it’s been a real challenge for our judges to decide on the three or four shortlisted in each category.”

Alistair Turner, chair of the Judging Panel and managing director, EIGHT PR & Marketing, added: “The entries were again incredibly strong this year and shows our industry in really good health. We’ve been particular impressed by the increase in entries from the public sector, as well as a host of new and innovative supplier businesses.

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

NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association, representing outdoor event professionals across government, business, and through specialised areas such as policing and local government policy.
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Best Practice Award
Aberdeen City Council, We are the Fair: Black Deer Festival, eat:Festivals

Caterer of the Year Award
High Steaks, The Mighty Soft Shell Crab, Kinori, Blu Fire Caribbean and Mutton Shack

Event Innovation of the Year Award
Event Genius Ltd, OnePlan, Crest Planning, Voove Ltd

Event of the Year Award – 2 awards Private Sector and Public Sector
Sky Safari, Black Deer Festival, Party at The Palace, West Country Food Adventures
Culture Liverpool with Dream Giant Spectacular , Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival, Clacton Air show, Armed Forces Day National Event Salisbury

Event Organiser of the Year Award
Exclusive Ballooning, Black Deer Festival, Brad Lister – Glastonbury Abbey, eat:Festivals

Event Supplier of the Year – Infrastructure
Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, SimpliWiFi, Event Traffic Control, Fineline Lighting Ltd

Event Supplier of the Year – Services
Training 4 Resilience, Security Scotland, Number 8 Events Ltd, Controlled Events

Event Team of the Year Award
Black Deer Festival, eat:Festivals, English Heritage Events, Bournemouth 7s Festival

Large Festival of the Year Award
Bournemouth 7’s Festival, Victorious Festival, Cowal Highland Gathering, Leeds Castle Classical Concert (Heritage Events)

Medical Provider of the Year Award
SportsMedics Ltd, Festimed
Production Partnership Year Award
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

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

Small Festival of the Year
Street Food Warehouse, Underneath the Stars Festival, DadFest, Eilean Dorcha Festival

Sporting Event of the Year Award
The Weston Beach Race, The Leeds Castle Triathlon. Bournemouth 7’s. Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race

Best New Event Award
Vibration Festival, Glastonbury Medieval Fayre, Balloons on the Beach, Shrewsbury Wacky Races

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