Total Production Magazine gave out its first annual awards to the live event production industry at a ceremony held January 30, 2002, at the Hilton London Metropole, London W2. The evening, which was hosted by radio/TV personality Mike Read, included live entertainment from such artists as The Commitments and Future Vision Project, and a roster of presenters ranging from Sam Moore of Sam & Dave to Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien.

The awards winners were:

Live Production of the Year (sponsored by Clay Paky):
Robbie Williams, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, & Stadiums Tour

Best Production Manager (sponsored by Rock-It Cargo):
Bill Leabody

Best Tour Manager (sponsored by EFM & Chapman Freeborn):
Henry McGroggan

Best Front Of House Sound Engineer (sponsored by Midas):
Robbie McGrath

Best Monitor Engineer (sponsored by Shure):
John Roden

Best Sound Rental Company (sponsored by Klark Teknik):
SSE Hire

Best Lighting Designer (sponsored by Martin Professional):
Nick Sholem

Best Lighting Rental Company (sponsored by Clay Paky):
Bandit Lites

Best Video Director:
Nick Jevons

Best Video Rental Company:
XL Video UK

Best Set Designer (sponsored by Star Hire):
Liz Berry

Best Set/Staging Company:
Star Hire

The Art of Rigging Award (sponsored by Tomcat UK & Columbus McKinnon Corporation):
Paddy Burnside

The Unsung Hero Award:
Paul MacCallum

The Editor's Award:
U2 Elevation Tour production crew

Best Live Event of All-Time (sponsored by Sennheiser UK):
Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, 1985

Lifetime Contribution Award:
Mick Upton

Supply companies for the festivities, which were attended by more than 500 people in the live event production industry, included XL Video UK, Fineline, Martin Professional, Avolites, Clay Paky, Pulsar Light, Funktion One Research, GPA Hire, Sensible Music, Star Hire Event Services, Esprit-Tech, Slick, Tomcat UK, Acre Jean, Hangman, Stardes, DSB Showtours, Ballista Networks, and Show & Event Security. The 78-person production crew was headed by Andy Cotton of TAO Productions. Next year's awards will take place January 29, 2003.