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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

awards night

The winners are now listed on the APAs website [below]

The 2017 Audio Production Awards were presented at a glittering Gala Night on the 23rd November, with surprise guests including politician-turned-presenter Ed Milliband, who took Silver in the 'Best New Voice' category, legendary DJ Tony Blackburn who took the Gold Award.  Phil Critchlow won the Lifetime Achievement category for his long career in BBC radio production, independent radio production and of course his committed and highly successful leadership of RIG.  PRA Productions took the covered Indie of the Year award, while their associated network National Prison Radio won the Grassroots Production category.

Successful producers and presenters were Cathy Fitzgerald, Mark Carter, Hana Walker-Brown, Matt Stronge, Ed Morrish, David Akosim, Steve Bond, Eva Krysiak, Thom Hoffman, Lance Dann, Chris Thompson, Victoria Ferran, Liam Hadley, Ellie Cawthorne, Dotun Adebayo, Lauren Laverne and Adam Sims.

Entertainment came from host Trevor Nelson, comedian Mark Watson, magician Lance-Corporal Richard Jones and improv comedy troupe The Noise Next Door.

Many more details on the dedicated website, which you can find at, and see particularly the Award Winners page.