About The Awards

Air ambulances operate 365 days a year across the UK, helping around 70 patients every single day. Their operations are funded by charitable donations. The experienced personnel who task the air ambulance, the skilled pilots, the highly trained clinicians and the committed fundraising teams go out of their way to aid those most in need of care. The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence is a rare opportunity to recognise these people and hear their remarkable stories. Open to any individual/team within the air ambulance community in the UK, the awards recognise exceptional people helping to save and improve lives.

Please use the Awards Nomination Forms, which can be found on the Nominate Now page.

The award criteria have been designed to ensure the best possible basis for evaluation and comparison in making the final awards. To ensure all relevant information is available, nominees may be contacted for clarification or more detailed material to assist in the judging process.

For more information, email: awardssecretary@aoaa.org.uk

Deadline for Entries  

The final date for submission is 1st September 2018. No entries received after this date will be considered.

Judging Panel

Each award nomination will be assessed by an independent judging panel against the stated criteria; their decisions are final. The Awards will be judged independently, objectively and wholly impartially.


All nominations will be acknowledged by email. The finalists in each category will be informed by the Independent Secretary to the Judges and they will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner to hear the announcement of the winners. Winners will receive a prestigious, personally engraved trophy.

Where and When

The 2018 awards will take place on Monday 12th November at the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London.

Award Categories

There will be eleven award categories:

·              Outstanding Young Person Award

·              Charity Staff Member of the Year

·              Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year

·              Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year

·              Air Ambulance Pilot of the Year

·              Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year

·              Charity Volunteer of the Year

·              Innovation of the Year

·              Special Incident Award

·              Air Operations Support Staff Member of the Year

·              Lifetime Achievement Award

The Venue 

The Conference and Awards are now held at a prestigious new venue: the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London.

Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel is located a short walk from Imperial Wharf Overground Station at Chelsea Harbour Dr, Fulham, London SW10 0XG and has on-site parking. It is outside the Congestion Zone

Accommodation Options

Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The AAA has secured a room allocation for both Sunday 11th and Monday 12th at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, if you would like to stay at the Harbour, please follow the steps below:

Please click the link below and when you get to the Calendar dates on the right hand side, guests need to choose the dates that they would like to stay (between 11th Nov & 13th Nov 2018) and then enter the code ASSO121118 on the box Use a Promo Code, update results and the room will be ready to book at your rate.



Suites are subject to limited availability and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

DoubleTree by Hilton Chelsea

Imperial Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2GA

This year we have also secured an allocation with the Chelsea DoubleTree Hilton which is a very short walk from the venue. To enquire or book rooms please follow the below instructions:

Rooms can be booked using this link:


Or alternatively, you can contact our reservations team as follows:

*Hotel bookings can be made directly via online platforms and in some circumstances, may appear at lower rates