The Television & Radio Industries Club
The Television and Radio Industries Club was formed in 1931. It was established in the early days of broadcasting as the ‘Radio Industries Club’. The simple founding aim was, “to promote mutual understanding and good will amongst those engaged in the audio, visual, communication and allied industries.”
Membership today embraces the communication, entertainment, manufacturing, warranty insurance and service sectors from programme makers and broadcasters to radio producers and makers. A wonderful and colourful diversity.
TRIC’s continued success and growing reputation for unrivalled corporate entertaining and networking provides a tremendous springboard for the future. More and more of our focus is on cultivating a thriving and entertaining environment where like-minded professionals can network, rub shoulders with the stars at the TRIC Awards and relax.
The first TRIC Awards Lunch was held in April 1969, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, when three awards were presented to Val Doonican, Kenneth Horne and The Forsyte Saga.
There have been many famous recipients of these Awards over the years and indeed the Awards themselves have now increased to sixteen, reflecting the changes the industry has been through since the event began. They now encompass Satellite and Digital productions recognising the increasing importance of non-terrestial broadcasting.
The most important and unique thing about the TRIC Awards is that they are voted for not by a panel of judges or a committee, but by the many members of the Industry. It is therefore fair to say that the highest accolade of being an Award recipient is that it is the public who have watched or listened to the winners who deem them to be the best.
Lisa Snowdon – TRIC President
Lisa Snowdon is one of the nation’s best loved radio and TV presenters. As well as being one of the UK’s most successful models of recent years featuring in high-fashion covers including Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. Lisa’s first move into TV presenting was in 2006 for MTV Select and went on to be the head judge and host of Sky Living’s ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’, which she hosted until 2009. In 2008, Lisa was announced as the co-host of Capital London’s Breakfast show, initially with Jonny Vaughan and later with Dave Berry. Lisa co-hosted the award-winning show for seven and a half years until 2015, with over one million listeners and becoming London’s number one breakfast show. As TRIC President Lisa will be supporting Meningitis Now.
Richard is the Chief Executive of the Digital TV Group, the industry association central to the development and collaborative implementation of digital television in the UK. He is also executive Chairman of the industry’s interoperability test centre, DTG Testing.
TRIC Vice Chairman
Sanjay is Senior Trading Manager at SKY UK. He has worked in the communal satellite field for almost 10 years.