Event Cornwall shines at UK Event Awards 2010

1 November 2010 — 1 May 2011

A Cornish event management company has won a major national award for turning the King Harry Ferry into a floating cinema.

Event Cornwall won Best Small Event in the inaugural UK Event Awards 2010 for its Film on the Fal events, part of the Fal River Festival.

The Truro-based company was also part of the BBC Blast tour, which won Best Educational Event and the Chairman's Prize.

Meanwhile Art in the City, a cultural festival run by Totally Truro Business Improvement District and Event Cornwall, was shortlisted alongside the MOBOs in the Best Cultural Event category.

Director Claire Eason-Bassett attended the ceremony at Ramada Picadilly in Manchester on October 28. She said: "The UK Event Awards are judged by event management and hospitality professionals and this award recognises the creativity and partnership working with King Harry's Cornwall as well as the practical delivery of a great little event.

"We are really chuffed that Event Cornwall has been awarded this level of national profile, that Art in the City and Totally Truro made it to the final and that one of our flagship projects, BBC Blast, has also been recognised as an example of excellence.

"A huge thank you to all of you who have been so supportive of us as a company and thank you to all those who have helped us make these events happen."

Event Cornwall has also reached the shortlist of the Eventia Awards for Film on the Fal, as well as Best Managed Small Company category of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Tim Brinkman, director of the Hall for Cornwall, passed on his congratulations to the team, saying: "It is fantastic that a Cornwall organisation is flying our flag so successfully and bringing such great events to Cornwall."

Director of the UK Event Awards Lynn Lester commented on the calibre of winner's and nominees: "The high standard of entrants made it very difficult for our panel on the judging day to decide who was going to come out top in each category. We have had a great response for the first UK Event Awards and can only hope it continues to grow with the support of the industry from across the country."