National Accolade for Nottingham Trent University Graduate

Nottingham Trent University graduate Maddy Chamberlain is one of the Access All Areas 30 under 30 Class of 2024.

Chamberlain was recognised for the national accolade due to her exemplary work and talent within the role of production manager at DHP Family, with the achievement being drawn from across the UK music industry. 

From humble beginnings working behind the bar of Nottingham venue The Bodega in 2017, Chamberlain now delivers more than 250 shows a year across multiple venues in the city including Rescue Rooms. 

In addition, since 2022 she has also been the City Coordinator for the award winning metropolitan festival Dot to Dot, which takes place across multiple venues in both Nottingham and Bristol over two days in May. 

Chamberlain joined DHP Family, one of the UK’s leading companies in the entertainment sector, in 2017 after graduating from Nottingham Trent University.

She has since risen through the ranks to her current position, also performing as lead vocalist in her own band Midnight Romeo, achieving further success by signing a record deal last year after touring the UK and Europe. 

Chamberlain’s hard work has paid off as Dot To Dot Festival won Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards in December 2023. (Image Credit: Declan Lloyd)

Chamberlain said: 

“Being recognised for this award is such an amazing achievement for me, I feel very honoured. I never knew exactly what I wanted to do growing up, I just knew I needed to work in the music industry and to have found a career I absolutely love and be celebrated alongside some truly inspirational young people in the music industry is such a dream. Very excited for the year to come working with Access All Areas!

“I’m so grateful to DHP for all the incredible opportunities and support throughout my career so far, for the encouragement from when I started on the bar, to providing pathways and guidance to where I am now.”

Sam Joynes, DHP’s Head of Production, said: 

“Maddy is a young, talented team player who deserves to be recognised for her hard work and commitment to putting on the best shows possible. Leading on the delivery of Dot To Dot festival has shown a huge amount of skill and hard work. Pulling together a festival takes lots of multitasking and determination and Maddy has shown great skill in managing teams and getting everyone to pull together to get the job done.

“She has amazing potential to progress within the industry and we will make sure she continues to get all the mentoring, training and opportunities she needs to move on to delivering even bigger and better shows.”

Those awarded with the 2024 accolade will be celebrated at an awards ceremony at ExCeL London, at the Event Production Show on 29 February.

Access All Areas will work with the cohort for 12 months as part of a programme designed to provide advice, support and networking opportunities.

Featured Image Credit: DHP Family

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