“With over 35 years in the industry, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award has provided stunning visual and special effects for many of the UK’s favourite TV shows. Combining his creative background at art school with 25 years’ experience at the BBC, this year’s winner set up his own effects company at Pinewood Studios in 2002. Over the last 11 years the company has gone from strength to strength, with its production portfolio dominating the primetime weekend ‘shiny floor shows’. But no job is ever too small or request too strange for our recipient, from blowing up over 100 caravans on Brainiac to electric shocking Jedward…….he’s done it all! He has a fantastic reputation throughout the industry and works closely with production designers, art directors and producers and with his knowledge and seamless approach to providing special effects, he’s the ‘go to’ expert for any requirement. These are just some of the shows he has worked on - Top Gear, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Comic Relief, Children In Need, Dancing On Ice and Graham Norton."