WELCOME. I’m a UK-based consultant, editor, journalist and author – also a former editor of Which Computer? magazine who launched and fronted the first business tv service for the Information Technology (IT) industry – The Computer Channel. Currently, I’m group editor for the leading industry title for the audio visual industry – AV Magazine – and Electronics Weekly, which is 60 years old this year. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AV AWARDS: Traditionally, the evening is one night when the entire professional audio visual industry lets its hair down. Our venue is the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London and I act as host alongside various comedians and awards-announcers who have included Alun Cochrane, Russell Kane, David Baddiel, Adam Buxton and the magnificent Colin Murray.
ROWING: My colleagues at Oxford Brookes University Boat Club have now opened up a new set of facilities for elite rowers at their boathouse on the River Thames at Cholsey. OBUBC has produced some of the best rowers in the world. The Club is a direct route to the British team and has the strongest undergraduate rowing squad in the country. Olympic gold medals have been won by Ben Hunt-Davis, Fred Scarlett and Rowley Douglas at Sydney, and Steve Williams at Athens and Beijing. Here’s the update from the recent Rio Olympics.
FORMULA ONE: The London Design Centre used my business book Formula One: Made in Britain – which details the British influence on Formula One racing and its technology – as the basis for its major exhibition: Formula One, The Great Design Race. The event won Design Week’s award for ‘Best Temporary Exhibition’ and it’s been touring the world visiting the Design Museum, Finland; the Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo; the National Museum of Singapore; and the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.