Institute of Entertainment and Arts Management


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At 1230 on Friday 06 March approximately 30 members and guests covened in the Courtroom of Browns in Covent Garden for the Presidents Reception and Awards Lunch 2015. Following a Champagne Reception, we all enjoyed a very pleasant lunch and glass of wine. In summing up the verdict was, a thoroughly good time was had by all.


President Michael Anderson, (Venue Health & safety manager at Earls Court & Olympia Group) rose to announce the 2014 Institute Awards.


The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Paul Hollman.




The company directors of Paul Holman Associates are Paul Holman, Adrian Jeckells and John Ogle. They form one of the leading theatrical management teams, presenting good quality, family entertainment. Together they produce pantomimes, summer seasons, musical plays and children’s shows as well as educational musical theatre / drama workshops.

The company has produced over 150 productions featuring many top artists, including Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, Waterloo Road); Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch); actors from Neighbours (Anne Charleston, Lucinda Cowden, Stefan Dennis, Ian Smith, Sarah Vandenbergh and Richard Grieve), Emmerdale (Frazer Hines, Johnny Leeze, Adele Silva, Bobby Knutt and Peter Amory), EastEnders (Mark Homer, Andrew Lynford, Paul Moriarty, Bindya Solanki), The Bill (Tom Cotcher, Jon Illes and Peter Ellis); ‘Allo ‘Allo (Arthur Bostrom and Sue Hodge), Big Brother 3 and This Morning’s Alison Hammond and Last Of The Summer Wine (Robert Fyfe, Mike Grady and Stephen Lewis); and personalities, including comedy legend Bernie Clifton. Television favorite Paul Shane (Hi Di Hi, You Rang Me Lord, Oh Dr. Beeching) John Pickard (2.4 Children) Peter Simon (Double Dare, Run The Risk) Jean Boht (Bread) Stuart Miles (Blue Peter), Duggie Brown, Derek Griffiths, Sonia (Eurovision), The Nolans, Dr Evadne Hinge, Joe Inglis (Blue Peter and Vets in Practise), Carol Lee Scott (Grotbags), and the ever popular Postman Pat.

In  response Paul Hollman submitted his thanks –

Dear Ray.

I am writing to thank the General Council and membership of the IEAM for presenting to me the lifetime special award at the Lunch on Friday.   I was totally over whelmed and didn’t ever expect to receive such an award. Please pass on my thanks to all who are  responsible for this and I wish the Institute well in all  that it does to support the industry we all care about and work in.


The Emprise Young Person’s Awards



1st prize of £750.00 awarded to Lucy Brackpool

Lucy originally worked at Earls Court during her university placement year.  We were so impressed with her that, after she graduated in Events Management, we employed her on a full-time basis as Conference and Event Co-ordinator.  She has held this position since June 2014.

2nd prize of £500.00 was presented to Nicole Barden who is working for MLM Concerts LTD as   PA and Sales Representative.  Nicole sold over 100 shows since starting work with MLM Concerts n May 2014.


Third prize which was £500.00 was awarded to Portia Vilakati, Receptionist and Events Assistant, Central Hall, Westminster.  Portia has been at The Central Hall form 2011 t resent day and has been an excellent team member and excelled in all her duties.

The George Imber Training Bursary was awarded to Gemma-Louise Gordon and Victoria Smart

group photo

Here is a picture of Justine Kane in the middle with her award and both the George Imber winners on either side of her. Gemma-Louise Gordon on the left

Gemma has enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management and Marketing, starting in March 2015. A committed individual, Gemma will be giving up her full time job while juggling her role as a single parent to attend. Gemma hopes to use the experience gained during the three-month internship included as part of the course to pursue her dream career.

Victoria Smart on her right.

Having attended an open evening at the college, Victoria has taken her first steps towards a new career and enrolled on the March Postgraduate Diploma. Financially self sufficient, a bursary would enable Victoria to self-fund her tuition and make the most of the evening and weekend volunteer opportunities offered with the course.

The I.E.A.M Waterford Award and this goes to Justine Kane. Justine is currently Course Director at Ashdown Academy, placing hundreds of graduates into roles and tutoring them through to successful qualification.

Building on a successful career as an Event Director, Justine began her lecturing career five years ago. In addition to the strategic development of courses, she develops students’ individual skills as they prepare for either their work placement or the job market. Much of her time is spent building relationships within the industry to place students in successful work placements.

Justine has also worked with some of the UK’s largest companies and Justine also co-ordinates a number of international hospitality and sporting events (working alongside celebrities and VIP’s including HRH The Prince of Wales, Martin Clunes, Anika Rice and Matthew Pincent) as well as collaborating to secure a range of corporate sponsorship deals. She has a special interest in the future of green events and constantly strives to inject environmental strategies into all her projects.


IEAM’s Press Officer, Mark Lundquist’ (MLM Concerts Ltd) organised a 20 minute spot of entertainment with two fantastic twin girls call Kyla and Nat Stroud, a close knit harmony and guitar duo, who had recently supported Toploader and the SAS band.



A big thank you to Administrator and founder IEAM member Ray Daynes, who arranged the whole event.

Following the Awards, Michael Anderson announced his resignation as the President of the Institute and passed the presidency on to Richard Bradshaw, ITV Senior Health & Safety Risk

Looking forward to next year and another highly enjoyable luncheon.  I rest my case.

Vacancy are still open for IEAM Treasurer and Administrator.