The first InstallAwards took place on Thursday evening in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. While across the world Brazil were battling it out with Croatia in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup, the assembled crowd at the Hilton London Wembley were concerned with matters closer to home – who would win the InstallAwards for Teamwork, Star Product and Best Project across five market categories.
The awards were presented by comedian Adam Bloom. The winners were as follows:
In addition, Paddy Baker, Installation’s editor, presented two special awards to mark the publication’s 15th anniversary. The 15 Years of Excellence Award was given to Barco in recognition of its technology leadership over this period; and the 15 Years of Achievement Award (sponsored by Renkus-Heinz) went to Robert Simpson, founder director of Electrosonic, for his work in educating the industry as well as his status as an industry founding father.
"I think everyone had a great evening at the first InstallAwards," said Paddy Baker. "There was a brilliant atmosphere in the room and we partied away till the small hours. Do I understand that some people were playing football somewhere?"
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