E Awards 2019


Scotland’s only Events and Festivals Industry Awards!

Come and join us for the E Awards 2019 Summer Party to celebrate the amazing achievements of our fellow event professionals!

Enjoy gin cocktails courtesy of Pickering’s Gin, canapes and a cheese board, and a medley of entertainment during an informal networking event at the prestigious Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh where the 2019 winners will be announced.

The perfect opportunity to catch up with industry peers, old and new, from across the UK to recognise the successes of the Scottish Events & Festival industry.

Time – 5.00pm – 8.00pm 
Venue – Assembly Rooms Edinburgh 
Ticket Price – £25 (Plus VAT)


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Thank you to all who entered – the calibre of the entrants this year was an excellent representation of the impressive Scottish Events Industry!

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We are delighted to announce the E Awards 2019 finalists:


Best Association Event

ACCA Celebrating Membership 2018 – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Children in Scotland Annual Conference – Children in Scotland
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019 – Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
ScotSoft2018 – ScotlandIS

Best Corporate Event

Private Mini Tattoo Event – 2B UK
#thatswhatwecallStandardLife – 20/20 Productions

Best Event Supplier

Actavo Events
Saltire Hospitality Ltd

Best Use of Event Technology

Digital Solutions for Tourism – Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG)
GWCT Scottish Game Fair – Red Box Tickets and Events
Standard Life, Partnership in Practice Event – DelegateManager

Best Festival or Outdoor Event 

Big Big Gin Festival – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Christmas for All – University of St Andrews
Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival – Trad Music Trust
Paisley’s Halloween Festival – Renfrewshire Council
Party at The Palace – Party at The Palace

Best In-house Agency or Event Planner or Events Team

Children in Scotland
Panoptic Events  

Best Public Sector Event

2018 OVO Aberdeen Tour Series – Aberdeen City Council
Barrhead Rainbow Run – All About Barrhead 
Circular Economy Hotspot Scotland – Zero Waste Scotland
EDGE2018 – The City of Edinburgh Council
“Now you see it, now you don’t” An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions. Featuring Edinburgh Young Carers – Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Best Scottish Venue & Events Team

Borthwick Castle
Dynamic Earth
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
SHSC Events Meeting Venue (NHS National Services Scotland) 
 Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

Best Student-led Event/Festival

• Christmas Craft Fair – West Lothian College
Drag Me to The 80’s – Edinburgh Napier University
Happy Perth Healthy You – Perth College UHI
Whisky Tasting – West Lothian College

Best Third Sector Event

• Giant Lanterns of China – RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
The Erskine Motorbike Meet – Erskine
• The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – The Sky’s the Limit (2018) – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Rising Scottish Event or Festival Star

Craig McGee – Panoptic Events
Ross Coutts – Argyll Holidays
Sian Downes – Strawberry Lemonade Events
Svenja Schulz – Children in Scotland