2018 NOEA Awards Winner Announced

Industry Association Celebrated the Best of Outdoor Events –
22nd November 18, UK: 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.

Dunstable Town Council won small Event of the Year for their WW1 Event – Dunstables Journey Through the Great War and Beyond.

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.

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.”

Lisa Vincent, Events and Marketing Officer said:

“It was a fantastic achievement for the Council and everyone who was part of the event. We are very proud that this has been nationally recognised. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from our local societies and organisations to bring this event together.  The event was to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and to ensure that the stories of local people were told. The Peace Party we held for 19 children was a recreation of the Peace Parties held in 1918 at the end of the war and this was delivered in a fun and educational manner, which I am sure the children will remember for a long time. The event was a great success with around 1,500 people attending. Dunstable Town Council understands how important it is to remember the effects WW1 had on society and in Dunstable in particular and the people who lived through it and how it shaped our lives forever.”

Dunstable Town Council would like to thank everyone involved with the event and helping make it the success it was.