Adam Gathercole announced as Rising Star at the Install Awards

The Install Awards brought fantastic news for the Focus 21 team, with Adam Gathercole being awarded the Rising Star Award. 

Adam began his career at Focus 21 as an AV Testing and Commissioning Engineer, after completing our four-year electrical installation apprenticeship. Beginning his role focusing on the installation of cables and testing domestic and industrial installations, he is now responsible for building rack based systems and the testing and commissioning of AV technology.

Adam comments;

“It’s really overwhelming to hear I won the award; it’s a big achievement for me. I’m really thankful to the Focus 21 team, as they have been extremely supportive throughout my learning process and presented opportunities to me in the AV industry that I may not have otherwise known about. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on the phenomenal projects and keep expanding my knowledge” 


In the limited time with the company, Adam has also gained his InfoComm CTS and Level One QSC Q-SYS AV DSP qualifications as well as completing his Biamp TesiraFORTE training course. 

Jim Harwood, Managing Director at Focus 21, explains:

“Adam is quietly confident, with a thorough and conscientious approach to his work that is always completed to the highest standards. He works in one of the most time critical parts of the business, constantly under pressure to work quickly and effectively to maximise the throughput. It’s a lot of pressure for anyone, let alone a youngster who’s new to the industry, but you’d never know it: he absorbs it extremely well.”