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Dawsons Group, SMC among CEDIA Award winners

David Davies 11 April 2011
Dawsons Group, SMC among CEDIA Award winners

The achievements of the custom installation industry’s brightest and best were recognised during the 2011 CEDIA Awards, which took place last Friday (8 April) at One Mayfair in London.

Nearly 200 years old, One Mayfair has recently become one of the capital’s most highly-regarded event spaces, hosting high-profile showcases for London Fashion Week, Robert Plant and Tom Jones, among many others.

SMC took away two awards, for Best Integrated Home £30,000 – £100,000 and Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer, while most-nominated company Dawsons Group won in the under £15,000 media room category. Kevin Dawson is pictured receiving the award from CEDIA Region 1 chairman Robert Hallam and executive director Wendy Griffiths. There was also a good showing from integrators outside the UK: Henri Intégrateur Domotique of France won the highly coveted Best Integrated Home over £100,000 award, while Elytronic of Cyprus and MR Domotica of the Netherlands also took trophies.

During a memorable evening presented by actor Trevor Eve – best-known for his roles in long-running British TV dramas Waking the Dead and Shoestring – CEDIA bestowed honours in a host of categories (see below for full list).

Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA’s executive director (pictured here with CEDIA colleague Robert Hallam (left) and award winner Kevin Dawson, from Dawsons Group) told IE Residential: “The success of this year’s CEDIA Awards was spectacular. The event was a 300 sell out and Trevor Eve proved a fantastic presenter, entertaining the crowd with his witty humour throughout the evening. This year’s winners and finalists have unquestionably raised the standard of excellence in residential custom installation projects across Region 1.”

Best Media Room under £15,000
Winner: Dawsons Group, Integrated Media Room, UK
Finalists: Adept IS, Hutchinson’s Home, UK
Clever Association, Pannal Hall, UK
De Opera Domotica, Kid-Friendly Media Room, The Netherlands
Imagine This, Family Zone, UK

Best Media Room over £15,000

Winner: Grahams Hi-Fi, The Pope’s House, UK
Highly Commended: Olive AV, The Art House, UK
Finalists: Elytronic, City Centre Penthouse, Cyprus
Sensory International, The Playroom, UK

Best Home Cinema under £40,000
Winner: The Big Picture, The Junk Room, UK
Finalist: Dawsons Group, Loft Space Cinema, UK

Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000
Winner: Prestige Audio, Northwood Home Cinema, UK
Finalists: FAB Audio Visual, Lofty Ambitions, UK
Definitions, Sporting Life, UK

Best Home Cinema over £100,000
Winner: FAB Audio Visual, Arabian Nights, UK
Finalists: Dawsons Group, Country Home Cinema, UK
Sphere Custom, House Khoury, South Africa

Best Integrated Home under £30,000
Winner: Elytronic, Hi-Tech Renovation, Cyprus
Finalists: Dawsons Group, Integrated Multi Room System, UK
Clever Association, Pannal Hall, UK

Best Integrated Home £30,000 – £100,000
Winner: SMC, Chelsea Family Home, UK
Highly Commended: De Opera Domotica, Modern Home, The Netherlands
Finalist: Elytronic, City Centre Penthouse, Cyprus

Best Integrated Home over £100,000

Winner: Henri Intégrateur Domotique, Villa des Amis, France
Highly Commended: Federal Technologies, Private Villa, Abu Dhabi
Finalists: Grahams Hi-Fi, The Pope’s House, UK
iLife Solutions, Brantingham Family Home, UK
SMC, Elysium House, UK

Best Innovative Solution – Residential
Winner: MR Domotica, Custom Built Motorised Hidden TV, The Netherlands

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
Winner: SMC, The Lancasters, UK

Best Marine
Winner: Sensory International, MY CLOUD 9, UK
Highly Commended: Dawsons Group, MY Chiqui, UK
Finalists: Dawsons Group, MY Natasha, UK
Studio LGL, Yacht 1, Italy

Best Dressed Rack
Winner: Lewis Building Technology, Integrated Home Automation & Security, UK
Finalist: Adept IS, Hutchinson’s Home, UK

Image: Chris Taylor Photography

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