The Andrew Jones Young Person of the Year Award

This award has been renamed in honour of our friend and colleague Andrew Jones who we sadly lost in March 2019. Andrew was IABM's Head of Training and played a vital part in the development of our educational initiatives and fostering the next generation of talented people for our industry.

Andrew had a major impact on IABM’s knowledge and educational capability and that will make up part of his huge legacy to us and the industry, his mantra was ‘Never stop learning’ and he inspired many with his passion for knowledge and its communication.

The award recognises someone new to the industry (under 25 years old) for their hard work, diligence and potential.

2019 winner - Alexander Quince, dB Broadcast

Alex joined dB Broadcast in June 2018 having graduated from the University of Salford with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Media Technology. Alex made an immediate impact at dB with his work on the company’s project for Discovery. David Bird, dB Broadcast Managing Director said of Alex: “dB have trained over 50 young graduates during our 30 years and Alex has been the most impressive in his first year”. dB Project Manager, Phil Keeler, added: “Alex’s work ethic is one of his best qualities. This manifests in him as commitment to any task he decides to tackle: everything from replacing a poorly performing connector to a ‘ground up’ design for a new system, he brings this powerful quality to bear.”

Previous Winners

  • 2018 - Dominik Schulz
  • 2017 – Aleksei Bukhalov
  • 2016 – Jessica Volk (Student of the year) and Joe Masters (Young person in the workplace)
  • 2015 – Ludovic Michaud
  • 2014 – Adam Plowden