About The Awards

18th November 2019

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.

Award Nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence are now closed.

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

Approximate Timings for the Evening

1900          Drinks Reception

2000         Dinner

2130          Award Ceremony

2315          After Award Networking

0100        Carriages

Deadline for Entries  

The final date for submission is 2nd September 2019. 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 2019 awards will take place on Monday 18th November at the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London.

Award Categories

There will be eleven award categories as listed below.

·              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

·              Air Ambulance Innovation Award

·              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

Award Ticket Prices

Member Rate: £85.00

Non-Member Rate: £95.00

Accommodation Options

Please follow the link for all accomodation options: Book Accomodation Here!

Early Bird Prize Draw – Two Night Trip to New York for Two People

This year, anyone who takes advantage of the early bird rate and secures their place/s on or before September 30th 2019, will be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win ‘Return economy class flights for two from London to New York and two nights’ accommodation at a Millennium Group hotel in New York’.

This was awarded to the AAA from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel via Becky Steele.

The draw will be made on 1st October 2019 and the trip must be taken before 30th December 2019. A number of blackout dates where the prize cannot be used, together with more information on the draw terms and conditions can be found here:

 *Millennium and AAA Terms and Conditions can be viewed by clicking this link.