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.
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)
Best Education Project
Best Retail/DOOH Project
Business Star Product
Business Project Award for Innovation (sponsored by ATEN UK)
Best Visitor Attraction Project – Meyer Sound (5D Castle Theater, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom)
Best Hospitality Project
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)
TEAM AND PEOPLE AWARDS
Distribution Team of the Year
Marketing Team of the Year – HowToAV.tv
Integrator’s Choice: In-House Team of the Year
Rising Star (sponsored by Prospero Integrated)
Additionally, three inductions were made to the Installation Hall of Fame – which had been announced ahead of the ceremony.
The inductees were:
Our grateful thanks to all the sponsors mentioned above, and also to Red Carpet Sponsor Integrated Systems Europe and Event Partner AV User Group.