Event Broadcast sponsors Faces of the Sea

We are delighted to have sponsored the “Faces of the Sea” category of the National Historic Ships Photographic competition. Jon Sullivan and Tracey Clarke both attended the Awards reception on board HQS Wellington on the Thames.


It was good to meet Griff Rhys Jones who handed out the awards to some delighted and surprised recipients. Also interesting to hear his serious plea for more ships to be brought back to the River Thames to allow visitors to experience London as the port it was and is.


Our congratulations go to all the winners and especially the winner of our category  Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex 

Winner of Faces of the Sea

Winner of Faces of the Sea, “Gerry the boat Gypsy”













Press Release:

 National Historic Ships UK 2015 award winners announced


The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2015 photography competition  were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony yesterday, on board HQS Wellington on London’s Victoria Embankment.  The awards were presented by actor, television presenter and avid traditional boat owner Griff Rhys Jones.


National Historic Ships UK’s (NHS-UK) annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the UK’s maritime heritage and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events held around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers.


The accolade of overall winner of the 2015 photography competition was awarded to Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife after his image, Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, was chosen from over 400 entries to scoop the £1,000 prize awarded by National Historic Ships UK.  This prize will go to a vessel of Alaistair’s choice on the National Register of Historic Vessels.


The competition was strong this year with outstanding entries from a diverse range of entrants.  The judging panel were delighted to see both professional and amateur photographers represented, although to ensure fairness these details are not disclosed when selecting the best photographs.  Commenting on Mr Ramsay’s winning image, judge Steffan Meyric Hughes from Classic Boat magazine, said: “Despite such a tight field in most categories, the overall winner was unanimously chosen for its wonderful composition, great use of monochrome and emotional content.”



The competition has been supported this year by Adlard Coles, Classic Boat, Fat Beehive, International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth, Event Broadcast Training Academy, Claudia Myatt, and Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust.






For further press information contact National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF  T: 020 8312 8558


Full list of the NHS-UK photography competition winners:


Category A – photographs of a vessel on the National Register of Historic Vessels

Winner – Warrior, by Johnny Black from Fratton, Portsmouth

Highly commended – Duke of Lancaster at sunset, by Ian Clowes from Leek, Staffordshire


Category B – traditional maritime skills in action

Winner – Jibing on Happy Return, by Philippe Saudreau from Plérin, France

Highly commended – The Whaleship, by Rebecca Collis from Frome, Somerset


Category C – Classic Boat favourite: the maritime enthusiast

Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife

Highly commended – ORIOLE, Herreshoff NY 30, during “Les régates Royales” 2014 East wind in front of us, by Jean Francois Canavaggia from Marseille, France


Category D – Faces of the sea

Winner – Gerry the boat gypsy, by Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex

Highly commended – Mike Barnes, Maidie 1904-2015, by Patricia Barnes from Reedham, Norfolk.


Category E – Young photographer

Winner – HMS President (close up), by Victor Ghose, representing Eaton Square School, London.

Highly commended – The Pier by Megan Turtle, representing Roedean School, Sussex.


National Historic Ships UK’s Photographer 2015

Overall Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife.

Providing the “glue” for Fairline launch

Event Broadcast was delighted to provide one of our professional presenters for the prestigious world launch of the Fairline 53GT.

Tracey Clarke MC’d the informative and entertaining Question and Answer session with Sales and Marketing Director, Douglas Culverwell and Design Director, Andrew Pope.SBS15_JR8567 crop

British Marine Boat Shows

Delighted to be representing British Marine at their Southampton Boat Show again.Murray at mic The Show runs from 11 to 20 September and Event Broadcast is providing radio news syndication, facilitation and some MC services.  The ISDN equipment was in use for many BBC regional stations to gather quality interviews on press and preview day.

Murray Ellis – MD of the organisers started proceedings with a live interview on BBC Radio Solent.

The media website was being extensively used to download and share audio from exhibitor interviews.  The Show’s page is here.



More images from the Show:

Honda Youth RIB Final    Earl of Pembroke    Fairline    Aquarium

CWM FX London Boat Show

We are delighted to be providing radio news syndication for National Boat Shows at their CWM FX London Boat Show 2015 starting on press and preview day 9 January.

The audio will be uploaded to the EBM website.

The Show runs from 9 – 18 January at London’s ExCeL.



MAA Press Lunch 2014

The Marine Advertising Agency held the third annual MAA Press Lunch in conjunction with Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas at Haslar Marina on Friday, 16th May 2014, providing an essential opportunity for leading industry names, journalists and editors of key marine titles to get together.

MAA lunch 14 RKJGuests included journalists and editors from major UK marine titles, including Practical Boat Owner, Boating Business, Yachts and Yachting, Cowes Yachting, Powerboat & RIB and some of the industry’s principal freelance writers. Also in attendance were Fiona Pankhurst, Vice-President of the BMF and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, both of whom were interviewed by MC, Tracey Clarke of Event Broadcast. Sir Robin talked about the reasons why he is looking forward to a return to racing in the coming year.

Mike Shepherd, Director of MAA, said: “The MAA Press Lunch is a great opportunity for us to showcase our clients to an audience of journalists and industry figures. Today’s turnout shows the value that people attach to the event and reflects MAA’s standing within the industry.”



National Watersports Month 2014

Stuart Bithell Sophie WeguelinAudio from the launch event of the National Watersports Month was gathered and uploaded to the Event Broadcast Media website.  On the site it can be played and shared on the usual social media platforms.

Sailors Stuart Bithell and Sophie Weguelin took to the water at Rockley Park in Poole.

Radio stations requiring full uncut interviews are invited to contact us for the raw audio.

Event Broadcast hits the airwaves for London Boat Show organisers

Event Broadcast is a long time supplier to National Boat Shows and for this year’s London Boat Show will be supplying radio and social media syndication and presenters for various in-show events.

Interviews with actor and writer James Corden are already airing and the team are looking forward to one to one’s with other Show guests including four-times Olympian and America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, popular television presenters Suzi Perry and Nick Knowles; Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Business Minister; and Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.

London Boat Show 2014

From 4 to 12 January 2014 the 60th edition of the Show will be held at Excel, London.

Find out what’s new at the Show, how you can get on the water and who you might see at the Show.

Listen to the preview podcast below

London Boat Show 2014 preview podcast


… or listen via our iTunes feed page.

Second PSP Southampton Boat Show Podcast

Phew it’s been an exciting first few days of the Show. Hear the latest.. on podcast II.

Second Boat Show podcast