Lancashire businessman Mark Crabtree OBE received his award to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the audio engineering industry.
Mark, founder of Burnley-based audio engineering company AMS Neve, counts some of the world’s most prestigious film and recording studios as customers.
He has won Academy Awards, an Emmy and a Grammy. Year-after-year Oscar nominees have had their soundtracks mixed and/or music recorded on his company’s equipment.
Mark plays a key role in university life by inviting UCLan students to his studio and over the years he has also employed a number of graduates.