On the evening of Monday 27th February 2017, Entec Sound & Light managing director and head of lighting Noreen O’Riordan was presented with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution award at the climax of the TPi Awards 2017, at Battersea Evolution in London. It marks the first time since the event began in 2002 that the award has been given exclusively to a woman.
Traditionally the highlight of the annual TPi Awards ceremony, the Outstanding Contribution award is bestowed upon a person whose long career has been distinguished not only by achievement but also by the way they have carried themselves as a professional in an ever-changing industry.
Noreen’s award was announced by comedian host Russell Kane and presented by Luke Marler-Hausen, business development manager at Blackmagic Design, the category sponsor.
Previous recipients of the award have included industry legends Hedwig De Meyer, Claude Nobs, Bob Doyle, Mick Upton, Charlie Kail, Mick Kluzcynski, Mark Fisher and, in 2003, Entec founders Harold & Barbara Pendleton.