Sold Out Team Recognised As Finalist in the Australian Event Awards

Sold Out Event Management (Sold Out) has been recognised for its outstanding work in events with the announcement of two National Finalist nominations in the 2018 Australian Event Awards.

Sold Out has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship category for their work on Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Sponsorship Program Delivery, including for Longines, Tafe Queensland, Elastoplast, Aggreko and Sold Out National Event Management.

In addition, Sold Out’s Project Manager Nikaylie Pulbrook has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the Australian events industry as a National Finalist in the awards program and has been nominated as Finalist for the Young Achiever of the Year Award.

“We’re very excited and proud to see our work and team members being recognised in these finalist nominations. Delivering multiple Sponsorship Programs at Australia’s biggest event this decade as the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Official Event Management Company has been one of our most exciting, challenging as well as rewarding projects over the recent years and we’re incredibly proud of everyone on the Sold Out team for all their hard work, dedication, effort and support in successfully delivering such a brilliant and extensive program,” Sold Out’s CEO Thomas Staunton said.

“The Australian Event Awards highlight the work our team does and the nominations are a great recognition of our team’s experience and a testament to their ability. We have a brilliant team and are especially thrilled to see our amazing fearless project manager Nikki Pulbrook amongst the finalists for Young Achiever of the Year,” Thomas Staunton added.
“The award nomination is a great recognition for everything Nikki has been doing over the years she’s been with us and everything she during her time at Sold Out,” Sold Out’s Managing Director Kim Voss agreed.

“She is an essential team member and an extremely hard worker, both in the office and on site at an event and plays a key role in the successful delivery of our events. Her organisational skills mixed with a can-do attitude helps to ensure that all events go off without a hitch! And on top of all of this she completed a graphic design course this year.”

“We’re looking forward to celebrating these nominations together with our peer at the Awards Night in October.”

Following a rigorous first round of judging by event industry leaders and experts around Australia, Sold Out’s as well as Nikki Pulbrook’s place amongst the National Finalists has the weight of the industry behind it.

Company entries are judged on all aspects of the achievement including innovation, best practice and sustainability as well as the achievement’s contribution to events and the difficulties encountered in executing it.

Entries into individual achievement categories are judged on all aspects of personal contribution including innovation, best practice and role in the growth of the industry as well as the difficulties encountered along the way.

Co-chair of the Event Awards Judging Panel Brenda LaPorte said:

“I’m extremely pleased to say innovation is alive and well in Australian events and achievements in the events industry. Entries into this year’s Event Awards show Australian event professionals are not content to simply maintain the status quo – they continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in events to produce outstanding experiences and lead the world in our industry.”

Now in its tenth year, the Awards are considered the most prestigious prize of its kind amongst industry leaders and event organisers and suppliers from around the nation.

Winners of the Australian Event Awards will be announced at a lavish Awards Ceremony on 21 November at Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

It is the third year that Sold Out has entered the Australian Event Awards with continuous success.

In 2017 Sold Out took home the “Best Community Event State or Territory” win in one territory and four states, including the ACT, SA, QLD, TAS and WA with the Australian Olympic Team Rio 2016 Welcome Home Celebrations. In addition, Sold Out was a finalist for Best New Event and Best Event Management Company.

In 2016 Sold Out won the “Best New Event” with “Water Polo by the Sea”, the NSW and QLD State nomination for “Best Sport Event” with the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series and was a finalist for “Best Event Management Company” and “Young Achiever of the Year”.

2018 Australian Event Awards – Sold Out National Event Management Finalist Nominations

1. Young Achiever of the Year: Nikaylie Pulbrook

2. Best Achievement in Marketing, Communications or Sponsorship: Sold Out National Event Management for their work on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Sponsorship Program Delivery: Longines, Optus, Tafe Queensland, Elastoplast, Aggreko and Sold Out National Event Management.

A full list of Australian Event Awards Finalists for 2018 is available at