About The 2009 Awards
The winners of the CEDIA Awards 2009, sponsored by Dymo, Dynalite and Sky News, were announced at a glittering ceremony on Friday 3 April at The Brewery in London.
Sky News anchor-man and Sky Technophile presenter, Martin Stanford was on hand to present the awards in front of 300 industry professionals and members from across the EMEA region.
About The 2009 Awards Winners
About the About The 2009 Awards
The CEDIA Awards 2009 certainly proved to be an international affair having received a record amount of entries from outside of the UK. Member companies from India, the Netherlands, Pakistan, France, Italy, Greece and Spain were all competing for the coveted trophies and their participation helped to make the Awards the biggest to date. Proving that, despite more challenging times, the residential custom installation industry still has much to celebrate.
Amongst the winners were some outstanding installations including that from Synergy Technologies from Pakistan who won the Best Home Cinema Installation over £100,000 for the ‘Saleem Residence' - a project which boasted integration on an unprecedented scale and one that was also highly commended within the Best Integrated Home over £250,000 category.
Best integrated home under £100K was as popular a category as ever, with four very strong contenders. But, worthy winners were Grahams Hi-Fi for ‘London Penthouse' which the judges praised for its use of light, which brought the architect's vision to life.
In an incredibly hotly-debated category, the deserving winner for Best Integrated Home over £250,000 was Censys Residential Control from the Netherlands with ‘Landhuis'; a project which impressed the judges with its user-friendly, easy to maintain, secure and practical system.
The Best Dressed Installation category took a look behind the scenes to find the install that had been carried out the most carefully; particular attention was paid to the racking and cabling, and for an entry described as demonstrating real attention to detail, Imagine This were worthy winners for ‘Forest Drive'.
Robert Hallam, Chairman of CEDIA EMEA (2001-2003 and 2006-2011) says. "We were thrilled at the quantity and quality of the entries received this year and it's great to see so many from outside the UK not only entering the awards, but winning them as well. The Awards night was a resounding success and I would like to take this opportunity of extending my congratulations to all the finalists, highly commended and winners of the CEDIA Awards 2009!"
Alongside these project winners, CEDIA Awards were also presented in two trade supplier categories; Best Trade Supplier and Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier. All HTP members were entitled to vote on both categories, via an online poll. This year, the accolade for Best Trade Supplier went to Crestron and the winner of Best Training Initiative was AWE Europe.