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The Team Behind the Corporate Star Awards

Three recognised event industry professionals have pooled their experience and expertise to develop and deliver the Corporate Start Awards:

Lisa Collins
Lisa has been building powerful networks and communities for over 25 years, ensuring the groups she works with thrive and grow. After a flourishing career working for a variety of associations, membership bodies and not for profit organisations, Lisa launched her own agency, Dovetail Creative Ltd, in 2021 and now supports a variety of organisations with all aspects of community, member and customer forum engagement, events, marketing strategy, and consultancy.


Lisa has worked within the broadcast, media, and entertainment space for over 12 years, working most recently with membership organisation, IABM. Lisa is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry events and is on the board for RISE and Trade Association Forum. In addition, Lisa is involved in several mentoring programmes enabling her to pass on skills and knowledge to help others grow. Lisa has a passion for ESG initiatives and is co-producer of the Media Tech Sustainability Summit and Corporate Star Awards.

Lisa Collins at Corporate Star Awards

Ben Gill

With almost 15 years event industry experience, Ben has been responsible for business development and client relationship management across some of the world’s leading trade shows, including IBC and NAB Show. A creative strategist, Ben has overseen the introduction and development of a number of events and attractions that reflect the changing requirements of industry professionals. In addition to his roles in event development, Ben was also responsible for the successful launch of the Connected World.TV Awards @ IBC, working with renowned film director James Cameron in delivering the inaugural event. Alongside Neil Nixon, Ben launched and ran the Connected Media IP area of NAB Show for 10 years.
Ben is currently co-owner and director of Red Lemon Events Ltd and co-producer of the Corporate Star Awards.

Ben Gill from Broadcast mendia and entertainment industry

Neil Nixon

With a background in trade and national newspaper journalism, Neil has been involved in the events sector for almost 40 years in industries as diverse as marine transportation, utilities, retail, automotive, facilities management, and broadcast. A serial entrepreneur, Neil has been central to numerous launches and new developments within established events and was part of the team responsible for the Connected Media attractions at both IBC and NAB Show. Neil has produced many international conferences for the global FM sector and has also been an organiser and judge across a number of award programmes, working with global brands on international events. Alongside Ben Gill, Neil launched and ran the Connected Media IP area of NAB Show for 10 years.
Neil is currently co-owner and director of Red Lemon Events Ltd and co-producer of the Corporate Star Awards.

Neil Nixon from Corporate Star Awards

Barbara Lange

Barbara's achievements include executive leadership role at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), two prominent industry associations. Previous roles include business development and product management functions at the IEEE. Presently, she serves on the board and chairs a working group of the Greening of Streaming industry initiative and is engaged with Compton and Co. She is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), SMPTE, and the HPA.

Her distinguished leadership has earned her recognition from Washington & Jefferson College, the IEEE, and StudioDaily50. In 2020, Barbara was selected as TVNewscheck's Woman in Technology Award honoree. In 2021, TVB Europe designated her as a Technology Leader to Watch, while Broadcast & Cable honored her with its Tech Leadership Award.

Barbara holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and German, along with certificates from the Entrepreneurial Growth Lab of the Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Management Program, and NYU School of Continuing Development. She holds both US and EU passports and is proficient in German.

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