In February 2015, Iggy won a prestigious award from the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ). NADJ ran a nationwide competition to find a DJ who they thought would make the most out of a package of training and opportunities from leading experts in the industry on all aspects of being a mobile DJ.
The NADJ Chairman, Alan Marshall, said that he was ecstatic at the calibre of entries. “Many congratulations to Iggy from our team of volunteers at the National Association of Disc Jockeys! We know from the glowing report on your application that you are sure to use all the different parts of the programme to the full potential of your performances and your DJ business.”
The judges Mark Walsh (from BPM) and Eddie Short (from Pro Mobile magazine) outlined their reasons for choosing Iggy to win this award. “His outlook is 100% positive and his application really hooked both Eddie and I with his determination to make his business work. There was no one stand-out reason why Iggy should win, however, he was one of the only applicants that seemed to have covered the whole package. He seems to be in control of all aspects of his business. We really look forward to welcoming Iggy to the Pro Mobile Conference.” said Mark.
One of the highlights of the package was the chance to attend the Pro Mobile Conference. The two-day conference is for anyone who wants to take a proactive approach to developing their DJ and business skills. Each of the main speakers hosting educational content at the conference has a different specific area of expertise, from creating fun and entertaining wedding receptions, to sharing important lessons learnt from a lifetime of working in the industry.
He also received VIP tickets to the 3-day BPM show at the NEC in Birmingham, a mini-city of interactive displays from over 100 exhibiting companies, educational sessions, chilled-out networking areas, and incredible live performances from world class DJs.
As well as these amazing experiences, Iggy got the chance to gain a recognised qualification from the London College Of Music – DJ Dynamics Level 1, where DJ’s learn the techniques and processes that underpin DJ mixing.
Over the year he has also received regular ongoing one-to-one training with a DJ mentor, Derek Pengelly, mobile DJ & MC of over 30 years experience and author of Wedding Day Secrets.
Iggy says, “I’m over the moon about being chosen for the award! There seems to be a concerted effort by the NADJ and its members to raise the general public’s expectations of mobile DJs. At every event, as well as bringing decent equipment and playing the right music, I try and think of ways I can add something extra to improve the party for the host and the guests… with this training I’ll be able to do that even more!”