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AMS Neve founder Mark Crabtree awarded OBE

AMS Neve founder and managing director Mark Crabtree has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honour list.

The award was for his services to advanced manufacturing and creative industries. Crabtree has previously won two of his own Oscars for Science and Engineering.

2013 saw films made using AMS Neve consoles collect 17 Oscars, including Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Argo.

"It is a really heart-warming feeling to realise that your home country has decided that you are doing something really worthwhile and worthy of respect. I feel very privileged and grateful to be honoured in this way."

Alongside Stuart Nevison, Crabtree set up Advanced Music Systems (AMS) in 1967 which went on to merge with Neve Electronics in 1992.

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AMD Neve founder Mark Crabtree awarded OBE