Solo Agency MD John Giddings received the Outstanding Contribution award at the Live Music Business Awards.
Isle Of Wight Festival promoter Giddings received the award from one of his clients, Sharon Corr. Video messages were also played from Iggy Pop and Pharrell Williams. Giddings also claimed the Best Festival (cap. 40,000+) award at the event, held on Wednesday, October 12, at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London's West End.
Other winners included SJM, which took National Promoter Of The Year and Artist Manager Of The Year for Simon Moran, Conrad Murray and Dave Salmon, who represent acts such as The Stone Roses, Courteeners and Blossoms. ITB's Steve Zapp, who represents Biffy Clyro and Courteeners, took the Agent Of The Year prize. DHP's Splendour and Dot To Dot festivals both claimed awards, while its Oslo Hackney space won Best Venue Teamwork: Club.
London's The O2 took the arena gong and Troxy the theatre/concert hall category. Cato Music's Glen Rowe was named Tour Manager Of The Year for his work with Muse. The awards were preceded by the Live UK Summit at the same venue.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Outstanding Contribution: John Giddings
Best Venue Teamwork - Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Best Venue Teamwork - Arena: The O2, London
Best Venue Teamwork - Theatre/Concert Hall: Troxy, London
Vest Venue Teamwork - Arts Centre: Norwich Arts Centre
Best Venue Teamwork - Campus: Academy, Manchester
Best Venue Teamwork - Major Club: Koko London
Best Venue Teamwork - Club: Oslo, London
Agent Of The Year: Steve Zapp, ITB
Artist Manager Of The Year: Simon Moran, Conrad Murray and Dave Salmon, SJM Management
National Promoter Of The Year: SJM Concerts
Regional Promoter Of The Year: Pablo Janczur, Orchard Entertainment (Wales)
Indie Promoter Of The Year (Local Impact): Luke Hinton, Juicebox Live (St Albans)
Tour Manager Of The Year: Glen Rowe, Cato Music
Best Record Label Partner: Alison Donald, Columbia Records
Spectacle Of The Year (Best Production): Muse, Drones Tour, Glastonbury Festival
Best Festival (cap. 40,000+): Isle Of Wight Festival
Best Festival (cap. 15,000-39,999): Splendour Festival, Nottingham
Best Festival (cap. under 15,000): Dot To Dot Festival
Breakthrough Artist: Blossoms
Greatest Brand Impact: O2
Best Festival Performance: Coldplay, Glastonbury Festival
Unsung Hero: Sarah Sheppard, Glastonbury Festival