The Brian Monaghan Award for Business Innovation
Philip Hudson's first involvement in holography came when De La Rue appointed him to manage the acquisition of Amblehurst Ltd. He then transformed it to De La Rue Holographics. He oversaw its move in to custom-designed premises in Basingstoke and established the company as a successful, innovative and respected security hologram producer.
On leaving De La Rue (after the company's last-minute withdrawal from a planned management buy-out led by Philip) he established Optaglio Ltd, buying Czech Holography and its e-beam origination facility, which has launched some very innovative and successful developments in origination and optical technique.
Philip was active in the early moves to establish a hologram association and has the distinction of having served twice as Chairman of the IHMA, first when he was at De La Rue then when he was at Optaglio.
Throughout his career in holography he has shown a clear strategic vision, which has seen the development of many innovative and successful holographic products, while being committed to the industry and the industry association.