Lord Coe receives NOEA President’s Award for outstanding contribution to events

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NOEAThe National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has recognised Lord Sebastian Coe ahead of its industry awards, which take place next week (March 7). The awards pay tribute to companies and individuals who have excelled in their contribution to the outdoor events market.


The President’s Award, a life-time achievement award recognising outstanding contribution to the industry and given to an individual who has made a huge difference to the events world, was presented to Lord Sebastian Coe by NOEA president Richard Limb, at a ceremony in London.


Lord Coe said: “I am extremely pleased to accept the NOEA President’s Award and feel honoured to have been chosen. I would like to thank the NOEA and my whole team at LOCOG. This last year has shown that the UK has the talent, facilities, expertise and flair to host world class events and I hope that the London 2012 legacy will continue to inspire and motivate the next generation of Events professionals as we enter what will be an extraordinary decade for sports events.”


Added Richard Limb, also a director of Capita Symonds: “It is a privilege of the president to choose the recipient of the award each year and there is much debate before a decision is made. There can be no more fitting tribute to a man who has led the country to get behind the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. This enthusiasm and commitment to showcasing how great Britain is at putting on large scale creative events means that this year’s NOEA award goes to Lord Coe who believed Britain could be the best.”