In direct defiance of global economic woes, London’s business community gathered for an evening of celebration at the London Convention Centre in style, marking a stark contrast to what you hear, read and see in the media.
What a night!
Hear about our experience and also learn more about the announcer of this event, Craig Rockford.
Business Achievement Awards
Last night, David and I attended the London Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Achievement Awards dinner and gala, emceed by Dan MacLellan, the lead news anchor from A News, which was attended by many dignitaries including her worship, London Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, among others.
Aside from there being well over 1000 people and plenty of interesting conversation, there was an abundance of voice over and live announce, which fittingly, is my focus.
Use of Voice Over and Live Announce at London’s BAA
Every time an award category was introduced (there were 7), a video played outlining the award and acknowledging each of the finalists, narrated by the husband and wife team of Craig Rockford and Amy Zammit. Craig also performed live announcements throughout the program and has been announcing this awards show for roughly a decade.
How do I know this? I strode over to the announcer’s table between the end of dinner (absolutely delicious!) and just prior to the recommencement of the show, and managed to get Craig’s attention, who was seated behind a luminous green lamp going over the script.
Given that time was running short, I introduced myself quickly and to my surprise, he said “Stephanie from Voices.com? I just got an email from you!” Talk about a small world!
At this point, I still didn’t know his name and toward the end of the night did find out, realizing this morning that Craig Rockford has a profile on Voices.com. Amy Zammit has a profile, too.
Here’s a shot of the awards gala:
Earlier, I mentioned that Craig has been voicing this award show a decade, and that made me wonder how many of you have regular gigs announcing for award ceremonies.
Do you serve as a live announcer at galas and award nights?
Leave a comment and share which shows you announce or have announced for.
Looking forward to hearing from you!