Sound designer Andrew Bruce of Autograph Sound was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the ABTT dinner on Wednesday, June 19, during the 2002 ABTT show in London, England. Currently represented in the West End with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bruce is one of the UK's top sound designers.

Other ABTT Awards included:

  • Lighting Product: The Vari-Lite VL1000

  • Engineering product: AVW Impresario stage motion control

  • Widget: Rosco Image Pro

  • Technician of the Year: Nick Wade, chief electrician at the Birmingham Royal Ballet

With over 100 exhibiting companies and over 2,500 attendees, ABTT was a successful show this year, with a nice buzz and "up" ambiance as many companies were still aglow from their work on various projects for the Queen's Jubilee events the week before.