Lynne Kilpatrick, who works at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was honoured for her hard work for the game industry over the years at the Develop Awards 2014 last night with a special Services to Video Games award.
Though many may not recognise her name, Kilpatrick's work behind the scenes has been key to promoting the game industry in government and the benefits it can offer the UK.
Her work was instrumental in getting the government to formulate a plan for games tax relief, which was finally approved after years of work in April this year.
20 companies received an award for their hard work and success during the last year. You can view the full list of winners here.
A big thanks to our event partners: Crytek and Deep Silver (Platinum Partners); Perforce, Unity, Amiqus, Ukie, Keywords, Codemasters, King and Cubic Motion (Gold Partners); Unreal Technologies (Drinks Reception Partner); Wales Interactive, InnoGames, Universally Speaking and Tandem Events (Event Partners); and OPM Recruitment (Table Gift Partner).