The team at Chandos House are very proud to announce that their Senior AV Technician; Madeleine (Maddie) Vining has been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award from Install Awards who recognise excellence within the audio visual and technology industry.
Maddie joined Chandos House as a Trainee AV Technician in 2012; she had just graduated with a BSc in Music Technology and had a background of work experience in broadcasting at the London Olympics and of live music.
In less than three years she progressed to AV Technician and subsequently to her current role as Senior AV Technician. She now supervises a team of five other AV Technicians across two buildings (1 Wimpole Street our sister venue included) with three lecture theatres and 24 other meeting spaces.
Maddie has used her time at Chandos House to develop into a full 'all-rounder' AV support technician becoming proficient or expert in sound engineering, camera operation, video editing, video streaming, interactive meeting technologies, trouble shooting AV in live events, networked AV systems, display technologies and IT support.
Maddie has shown a thirst for AV knowledge and a commitment to personal development, completing several training courses and attending seminars and AV shows to gain experience and technical ability in delivering a higher level of AV service to Chandos House's clients and in supporting the rest of the venue's operational team.
During August 2015 she took over the project management of a £120,000 AV system upgrade project on one of the venue's lecture theatres. This involved liaising with the integrator and several other AV contractors towards the successful completion of the project.
She has joined and taken an active role in the Women in AV group, is a member of the AV User Group and used her own holiday leave to attend the exhibition Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam to network with peers and attend training sessions.
Maddie was part of the winning team of 'in-house AV team of the year' in 2013 for the AV Awards.
Kevin McLoughlin the Audio Visual Manager at Chandos House says 'Maddie is constantly praised by colleagues and customers and liked by everyone, she is witty (famed for her puns and play on words) and positive and a fantastic asset to the venues and an absolute pleasure to work with every single day. She has a bright future in the AV industry.'
Congratulations Maddie and good luck for the awards evening taking place on 24th June at the Grand Connaught Rooms.