British Engineering Excellence Awards
The British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) were held on 6 October in London. Organised by b2b publisher MA Business, the awards acknowledge the achievements of UK engineering companies that compete on a global level. The Judges’ Special Award is given at the discretion of the judges to a recipient that, in their opinion, deserves particular recognition. The panel of BEEA judges unanimously agreed that “the development of the MQA audio codec – and its positive reception by leading consumer electronics brands – shows the UK is more than capable of holding its own in this highly competitive market.”
Rocky Mountain International Hifi Press Awards
Meanwhile across the pond, at the Rocky Mountain International HifiPress Awards (RIHPA), MQA’s founder, Bob Stuart, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the company scored a further success by winning in the Innovation category for the second year running. The RIHPAs celebrate success in the high-end audio industry, with winners selected via anonymous ballot by specialists from some of the world’s leading high-end audio publications. The ceremony was held on 7 October during Denver’s annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF), which brings together more than 400 companies in the consumer audio and home entertainment sectors from across the globe.
MQA founder & CTO, Bob Stuart, commented, “It’s a huge honour to be recognised by both the British engineering community and the global audio press. As well as acknowledging the hard work of the team, these awards demonstrate the value of strong partnerships and I’d like to thank all our hardware, music service and label partners for their belief and tremendous support.”