SJM Concerts Director Chris York has been awarded the National Arenas Award 2021 for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Live Entertainment Industry’.
The award was given at last month’s headline show by Liam Gallagher at The O2 for NHS workers.
The award was presented to York in recognition of his influential work in the music industry.
It also recognised his longstanding relationship with Liam Gallagher and many other chart-topping artists.
Co-founded by York and Simon Moran, SJM Concerts is one of the UK’s most high-profile promoters and handles more than 2000 events per year.
“The 2021 award honours Chris for the huge contribution he’s made to live music in the NAA arenas.”
John Drury, SSE Arena Wembley
John Drury, VP & General Manager at The SSE Arena Wembley, on behalf of the NAA said: “It’s fitting that Chris York should be given his NAA Award by Liam, one of the UK’s biggest artists.
“The 2021 award honours Chris for the huge contribution he’s made to live music in the NAA arenas.
“His passion and commitment to the industry has always been reflected in the very high regard in which he’s held by everyone he works with – it’s an honour to recognise that now.”
“I was genuinely touched to receive the NAA award.”
Chris York, SJM Concerts added: “I was genuinely touched to receive the NAA award in recognition of the decades of toil in live music, with the great team of SJM Concerts behind me.
It means a lot. It’s a great business and one I hope to see bounce back strongly again. Thank you for thinking of me.”Music Business Worldwide