“It’s given for outstanding service to the Royal Television Society by its hard-working volunteers,” said RTS Honorary Secretary David Lowen, who presented the award to Marsh.
He quoted her colleagues’ words of praise for Marsh: “Energy, commitment, dynamism, generosity, mentor, remarkable, selfless, charisma and inspiration.”
Marsh began her television career at the BBC on long-running children’s series Play School, before becoming a producer of science and technology programmes for the corporation. In 1990, she became the youngest ever head of BBC schools broadcasting. Latterly she has worked as a digital media consultant.
Marsh is a Fellow of the RTS and a former Chair of the London Centre. She is still heavily involved with the centre, producing many of its events and is also the current Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury.
Lowen presented the award at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in central London. The IET was hosting an RTS London review of the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in mid-October. Marsh is the Society’s IBC conference liaison for the annual Amsterdam media entertainment and technology event.
Last year the Pilgrim Award was made to Graeme Thompson, Chair of the RTS Education Committee and a former Chair of the North East and the Border Centre.