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Interview: 2018 AVT Awards winner Adam Harvey

A year after winning AV/IT Manager of the Year at the AV Technology Awards, we catch up with Adam Harvey of the University of Hertfordshire.

How did it feel to receive recognition at last year’s AV Technology Awards? 

It was a big surprise to win but I was absolutely delighted. I have been lucky enough to deliver some really innovative projects at University of Hertfordshire and work with great teams to deliver the services our users expect. It was great for me to be awarded AV/IT Manager of the Year and it has certainly helped my recognition within the industry and my workplace.


What have you been up to since then. Have there been any major AV/IT changes at University of Hertfordshire?

We have been working hard on developing our room and installation standards as well as AV design work for a new Business and Social Hub building we have in construction at the moment. We’ve also been looking at a couple of initial concepts for projects the university has in feasibility studies at the moment. I’ve also been working hard as part of the LTSMG Exec Team delivering our 2018 Conference at Loughborough University London and now planning for our 2019 Conference at University of Cambridge.


What prompted you to enter last year?

Really it was a feature I did for the first edition (I think) of AVTE. Once I read it back and realised quite what we do achieve I thought I’d have a go.


What advice would you give to those considering entering this year?

Take a moment to reflect on what you do, this is a moment for self-promotion so don’t be backwards in coming forwards with information for the judges. Many people get so focused on the day-to-day routines that they forget what amazing projects that are delivered and what outstanding technologies are developed. Awards are a great moment to celebrate the success of people, projects and companies within this amazing and innovative industry.


Entries for the 2019 AV Technology Awards are open now. Complete an online form at  by 5pm on 20th March.