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InstallAwards 2016 – all the winners

The 2016 InstallAwards took place on the afternoon of Friday 24 June. For its third incarnation, the ceremony moved to the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, where over 200 integrators, distributors, manufacturers, end users and consultants enjoyed a glittering black-tie event, consisting of drinks reception, lunch and afterparty.

Facebook image gallery – reception and afterparty

Taking place just a few hours after the UK’s Brexit referendum result had been announced, the event was hosted once again by laconic comedian Ian Moore. When outlining the awards procedure, he commented that “they weren’t decided by a public vote, thank God” – to laughter and applause.

The award winners were as follows (click the links for backstage interviews):


Best Corporate/Industrial Project (sponsored by BlackMagic Design)

AVMI (Ministry of Justice)

Best Education Project

Snelling Business Systems (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)

Best Retail/DOOH Project

Absen Europe (Fiumicino Airport)

Business Star Product

QSC QSys Core 1100

Business Project Award for Innovation (sponsored by ATEN UK)

proAV (University of Surrey)


Best Visitor Attraction Project – Meyer Sound (5D Castle Theater, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom)

Best Hospitality Project

WyreStorm (Striders Turf Clublounge)

Best Entertainment Venue Project – eyevis (Volkswagen DRIVE Exhibition)

Entertainment Star Product (sponsored by Bubble & Squeak) – NanoLumens NanoCurve Outdoor Gallery Series

Entertainment Project Award for Innovation (sponsored by Riedel)

VEGA Europe (Hospitality Request System)


Distribution Team of the Year


Marketing Team of the Year –

Integrator’s Choice: In-House Team of the Year

HSBC (nominated by AVMI)

Rising Star (sponsored by Prospero Integrated)

Madeleine Vining, Senior AV Technician, Royal Society of Medicine

Additionally, three inductions were made to the Installation Hall of Fame – which had been announced ahead of the ceremony.

The inductees were:

Biamp Systems – inducted by John Midgley, POLAR Audio – accepted by Graeme Harrison

Reinhold Stumpfl, co-founder of AV Stumpfl – inducted by Caroline Britt of RGB Communications

David Willrich, founder and managing director of DJ Willrich – inducted by Nevil Bounds of Feltech

Our grateful thanks to all the sponsors mentioned above, and also to Red Carpet Sponsor Integrated Systems Europe and Event Partner AV User Group.