Midwich deservedly claimed the penultimate Distributor prize before the anticipation of the final award of the night. With ten companies shortlisted, the Manufacturer of the Year category is always hotly contested and this year was no different. The category included some of the biggest brands in the world, including Samsung, NEC, Panasonic and Sharp.
There then followed the winners’ announcement for the biggest prize of the night, which was hard to take in over all the noise and celebration – B-Tech AV Mounts! Under a staggering LED stage and lighting display, B-Tech managing director Matt Bennett led his management team to the stage to collect the coveted ‘silver gherkin’.
He later said: “To receive this award is fantastic recognition for all the hard work from our staff – not only for the past 12 months but all the years that have led up to this. B-Tech is 45 years old this year and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate that landmark than with this; the biggest award in this industry for a manufacturer.”
“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved, but there is plenty more to come. We are passionate about our products and that is reflected in all that we do – from bespoke project design to fast turnaround times and after-sales support.”
He added: “We’d like to thank AV Magazine for once again putting on a simply staggering evening – they deserve an award themselves for organising an evening of 1,200+ industry figures that goes off without a hitch! We also want to congratulate all the other category winners and finalists on what was a fantastic evening.”
In truth, this is still sinking in, but we look forward to another year of supporting the AV industry with our award-winning people, products and service.”