Creative Loop and SVGTV have won the first gold of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for their continued success in the HBTI.

The Game Changer Awards 2014 recognised and celebrated the varied and significant contributions that Scotland’s colleges and HE institutions are making to help deliver a lasting legacy for the XX Commonwealth Games.

Over 275 guests, including the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP and David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 celebrated the gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the Game Changer Awards, which were held in Glasgow last night (Thursday 3 April 2014)

The Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI) secured the top award in the Learning & Skills category. This category recognises a project or initiative in which institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals as an opportunity to develop skills and capabilities.

Through the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative it is anticipated that up to 200 Scotland-based students will start their TV production careers in assistant production and technical roles at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Grant-Ritchie-150x150Grant Ritchie, Chair, Creative Loop and Depute Principal, Dundee and Angus College said:

“This is just fantastic. Creative Loop is delighted to receive this award, which recognizes the fantastic collaboration with Glasgow 2014 Host Broadcaster, SVGTV. This partnership is already delivering world-class training for young broadcast specialists from colleges and universities across Scotland.”

 

Jeff Foulser HTBIIn a joint statement Jeff Foulser, chairman of Sunset+Vine and Keith Andrews, CEO of Global TV – the two organisations that formed SVGTV to deliver the host broadcaster requirements for Glasgow 2014 – commented:

“When SVGTV set out to establish the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative we could not have imagined the impact that it would have on so many young people. In Creative Loop we have found a partner who has been able to take our initial expectations and transform them into something truly exceptional. We are delighted to have been recognised with this award.”

The award was made by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP and David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014. The Game Changer Awards 2014 is a one-off event to recognise and celebrate the varied and significant contributions that Scotland’s colleges and HE institutions are making to help deliver a lasting legacy for the XX Commonwealth Games.