See the winners of the inaugural AV Freelancer Awards

The winners were announced at a gala presentation ceremony at Congress Centre, London, spotlighting excellence in an often overlooked sector of the AV workforce.


Ten outstanding AV freelancers have named as winners of the inaugural AV Freelancer Awards, organised by JacobsMassey.

The winners were announced at a gala presentation ceremony at the Congress Centre, London on Friday last week.

Supporting the awards were headline sponsor IET Venues and and category sponsors AV Magazine, AVIXA, the AV Cultural Forum, Frameset UK, Media Powerhouse, Quay Income Solutions and Congress Centre itself.

Launching the awards, Graeme Massey, managing director of JacobsMassey, said AV freelancers often missed out on recognition because they are not associated with one provider. But the AV Freelancer Awards would now provide a platform and a voice for them.

He added: “AV freelancers contribute enormously to the success of the user experience. In many cases, without their support and skill set, even with the most advanced technology, projects and events quite simply would not be able to be delivered.”

The ten award-winning freelancers are:

Camera Specialist of the Year:
Jean-Marc Aka-Kadjo

Client Facing Excellence Award
Joey Skye

Creative Innovation Award
Danielle Taylor

GFX Operation of the Year Award
Terence Awolola

How Did I Get Out Of This Award
Paul Barton Hodges

Most Valued Contribution to a Production
Derek Gibbons

Rising Star in AV Award
Stefano Ferron

Sound Engineer Award
Micheal Ogunyemi

Special Recognition Award
Richard Smith

Vision Mix Specialist of the Year
Enzo Strano

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