Awards and Conference dates for October

Next month is set to be a busy time in the Air Quality field with the annual National Air Quality Conference on October 1 plus the inaugural National Air Quality Awards ceremony in Bristol on October 22.


The conference takes place on October 1st in central Birmingham and is supported by PTEG, the Passenger Transport Executive Group.

The event will hear from a range of expert speakers including from Defra, the Scottish Government, Transport for Greater Manchester, ClientEarth, the SMMT, Emissions Analytics and York City Council.

It is likely to be one of the first opportunities to hear about Defra’s proposed reshaped plan to improve air quality in the UK to meet European Union requirements.


And, the event, for which seats are now available, will also cover a range of topics from diesel issues through to public transport provision, dust, monitoring and local authority experiences.

Tickets are priced at £195 with a local authority rate of £150. For details, please call 020 7633 4500 or visit: National Air Quality Conference 2015.


Three weeks later, on the evening of 22 October in Bristol, the ceremony for the National Air Quailty Awards will be held.

Entering the awards is simple and straightforward. You need only to submit a summary of your entry of about 500-750 words, supply some supporting information such as technical details, testimonials and pictures. Please send these in as soon as possible by email to Alistair McQueen, email: Or alternatively, by post to Steve Eminton, Editor, Air Quality News/Environment Media, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ.
For further information, tel: 020 7633 4500.

The Awards are supported by the Institute of Air Quality Management and with the British Lung Foundation as charity partner.

The categories are:

  • Local Authority Air Quality Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Eminox
  • Best Air Quality Communications Campaign 2015
  • The Innovation in Air Quality Technology Award
  • Car Manufacturer Air Quality Progress Award 2015
  • Passenger Transport Air Quality Award
  • Air Quality Champion Award

(for full CATEGORY CRITERIA, click here)

You can either enter yourself, or nominate a person, project or product for the appropriate category.

Steve Eminton, editor of, said: “Do enter now for the awards. There is a lot of excellent work going on to improve air quality in the UK and with our awards partners we are delighted to be able to recognise this. Please contact me if you would like any advice or information about the awards.” (email: or tel: 020 7633 4515)


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