Phil Dudderidge, executive chairman of Focusrite, has been selected by the Pro Sound Awards judges to receive the Lifetime Achievement award on 22 September.
Dudderidge is being recognised for his “constant striving to make Focusrite one of the top employers in the UK; an ongoing drive to innovate; his encouragement of bright young talent; and his unceasing support for the wider technology industry”, alongside a history of creating jobs and winning awards.
Dudderidge says he is delighted to receive the award.
"It is a privilege to work in the professional audio industry and, with the democratisation of recording technology, this includes professional quality products for all musicians, professionals and aspirational amateurs," he says.
"With both Soundcraft and Focusrite/ Novation, I have had the benefit of working with the most talented engineers and all the other talents that make for successful businesses. For over forty years, with both companies, we have pioneered audio technology that has broken cost barriers that has enabled millions of musicians achieve their creative ambitions whilst improving the sonic performance of products available to the market, at all price points."
Tickets are now on sale now for £55, with the event being held at the Ministry of Sound nightclub on Thursday 22 September, with Tannoy as the headline sponsor.