The winners of the 2019 IET Achievement Medals will be announced at IET London: Savoy Place on the evening of Thursday 24 October 2019.
These awards recognise some of the world's most outstanding engineers and technologists and acknowledge the talents of exceptional apprentices, students and young professionals.
The winners of the Apprentice, Technician and Armed Forces Technician of the Year Awards will also be revealed and the Present Around The World (PATW) Competition's Global Final winner will be chosen live by the audience and a panel of experts.
Ortis Deley is in his seventh year of hosting Channel 5’s very popular The Gadget Show, a role which Ortis loves. He also presented specials of Channel 5’s Police Interceptors, both alone and alongside Rick Edwards. He contributed to Ancient Top 10 for the History Channel, a programme looking at the origins of technology.
Having started his career on Trouble TV as a main anchor Ortis then moved across to CBBC as the anchor on the very popular ShortChange. Quite quickly becoming part of the CBBC family he went on to present Why 5, X-perimental, Making It, Xchange and Live & Kicking, all for CBBC. The move away from children’s television was seamless for Ortis and began when he was asked to host a pilot for Tomorrow’s World on BBC One.
Ortis has appeared as a guest technology reporter on BBC One’s The One Show, BBC Breakfast News, Watchdog, The Saturday Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Daybreak for ITV1; as well as a guest panellist on Never Mind the Buzzcocks for BBC 2 and Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.
Ortis’ love of science and technology began when he was a child who was very much into sci-fi and comic books. His comic collection is fast approaching 10,000 units! He is a self-confessed bonafide geek. Ortis also has an honours degree in Pharmacy and is also a qualified personal trainer – something which is opening doors for some exciting TV projects.
Ortis has acted in ITV’s series The Bill, Silent Witness and Doctors on BBC One, and a number of CBBC dramas. He starred opposite Clive Owen & Jennifer Aniston in Derailed and Noel Clarke & Rafe Spall in cult flick Kidulthood.
Ortis is passionate about the work he does with charities and is a patron of First Touch.
The ceremony is free to attend, please register to guarantee your place.
A confirmation email will be sent to you after registering. Further instructions will be emailed to you a couple of days before the event.
Please note: We do not reimburse travel expenses to attend this event, except for the PATW global finalists as this forms part of their Prize.
The programme is as follows: (subject to change)
17:45 Arrival and refreshments
18:30 Achievement Awards ceremony and PATW Global Final
20:30 Networking reception
IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place