The Clarity Alliance honoured Ian Anderson during the eighth annual “Best of Show” awards at The Bristol Show, bestowing its Honorary Fellowship award on this hugely respected retailer. Awards were also presented to five exhibitors for their displays and demonstrations at the show.

Clarity, the UK hi-fi industry trade association, undertakes to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the industry through its annual Honorary Fellowship. At this year’s awards ceremony it was bestowed upon one of the most respected members of the UK hi-fi industry, Ian Anderson, owner of Billy Vee Sound Systems.

Presenting the award, Clarity’s chairman, Tom Barron, said, “Ian is one of hi-fi’s great characters. He has worked tirelessly to build Billy Vee Sound Systems in Lewisham, London, into a very well-regarded retailer. And he found time to be a very active chairman of BADA, the British Audio Dealers Association, laying much of the groundwork for the creation of its successor association, Clarity. His huge contribution to the British hi-fi industry makes him a very worthy recipient of the Clarity Honorary Fellowship.”

During the first day of the show, Clarity’s team of anonymous judges visited every exhibitor, to facilitate the presentation of the “Best of Show” awards to five companies, whose efforts in putting on the best displays and demonstrations were considered exceptional. 

The awards were presented to:

"Best Hi-Fi Demonstration”                            - Naim

"Best Home Cinema Demonstration "            - KEF

"Best Presented Room"                                  - Audioquest

"Best Innovation"                                            - Sony

"Best of Show"                                                - PMC

Clarity would like to thank the show organisers for supporting the idea of a “Best of Show” awards, Naim Audio for the use of its room for the presentations, StereoNet for sponsoring the bar and the UK hi-fi industry for making the effort to present hi-fi to consumers with such enthusiasm.