National Outdoor Events Association Awards (NOEA) shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 19th National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards 2022 has been announced. It includes some of the most recognisable individuals and brands in the events industry as well as new and emerging talent from across sporting and music festivals to country shows, local authority and cultural events.

The Annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath, on November 23 and will see the very best in the industry gain recognition across 17 categories including Best Small Event, Best Event Team, The Sustainability Award and Best Practice Award.

Susan Tanner, chief executive of NOEA, said: “This year again saw a massive increase in entries, so we created more categories to recognise the diversity of entries and the different events they presented. This is such a reassuring sign for our industry, that it is creating events of this quality shows confidence as well as excellence.”

The shortlist includes:

Best Diversity Equity and Inclusion Initiative


Pride in London



Best Events Team- Event

2000trees festival

Black Deer Festival

Mid-Somerset Show

Exclusive Ballooning

Darlington Borough Council Events Team

Arniston House Events Team

Barnsley Council Arts and Events Team

Visit East Yorkshire Events Team


Best Support to the Event Industry Award

Laceys Solicitors LLP

Cat Kevern, Network of Women in Events (NOWIE)

Number 8 Events

Event Safety Plan


Best Events Team- Service/Supplier

Festivall Services

NW Live

20-20 Events Team

Number 8 Events

Inquest Canine Detection and Security

MLD Event Group

Continental Drifts


Best Practice Award

Green Space Dark Skies by Walk the Plank

Black Deer Festival

Andrew Holly, Exclusive Ballooning

Ourea Events

Revival Productions


Best Unsung Hero/Heroine Award

Sarah Gilbert, 2000trees Festival

Nicki Marsden, JPL Racing and Events

Ian Harvey, Mid-Somerset Show

Evan Morgan, Festivall Services

Sarah Belcher, Sarah Belcher Events

Karen Lillycrop, Ghostwriter Events

Sophie Merivale, Crowded Space Drones

Tamsin Preston, Inquest Canine Detection and Security


Event of the Year Award – Public Sector

Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS)

Lewisham Peoples Day

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Arniston House & Estate

Revival Productions – Classic Ibiza


Event Supplier of the Year – Infrastructure

Qdos Event Hire


2CL Communications

Fineline Lighting

Security Scotland


Event of the Year Award – Private Sector

Black Deer Festival

Mid-Somerset Show

Weston Beach Race

Sky Safari

Dragon’s Back Race

Party at The Palace

Frampton Country Fair

Glastonbury Abbey


Event Organiser of the Year

2000trees festival

Barnsley Council Arts and Events Team

Black Deer Festival

NW Live

Christine Barham, Mid Somerset Show

Versatile Venues

Glastonbury Abbey

Revival Productions for Classic Ibiza