Sixteen South founder wins creative honour

Colin Williams, creative director and founder of award winning children’s television production firm Sixteen South, has been named among the most influential and innovative in broadcasting at the Hospital Club h100, recognising the top 100 people across Britain’s creative industries.

And while the shortlist read like a who’s who of the industry, it was the creativity shown by Colin in producing award winning children’s programmes including Lily’s Driftwood Bay and Pajanimals that led the judges to award him for his passion, contribution, innovation and achievements to the career that he loves.

“I’m really thrilled to be given this award for doing the job that I love,” he said.

“The Hospital Club h100 awards really are big deal and are judged by a panel of the leading authority on creativity. To be named alongside such influential pioneers in the creative industries really humbling.”

Colin founded Sixteen South in 2007 and his first animated series, Lily’s Driftwood Bay won ‘Best Pre-School Programme’ at this year’s Broadcast Awards.

The series has been sold to major broadcasters in over 30 countries. Williams is also responsible for the creation of BAFTA winning Big City Park and the global hit Pajanimals.