NEP Connect’s Helen Jeffrey, International Sales Director Shortlisted for 2023 Rise Award


NEP Connect’s Helen Jeffrey, International Sales Director Shortlisted for 2023 Rise Award

Milton Keynes


September 20, 2023

NEP Connect is proud to announce that Helen Jeffrey, International Sales Director, has been shortlisted for a Rise Award alongside three of her colleagues across the NEP Group network.

Rise is a charity organisation advocating for diverse and gender balanced workforces in the broadcast industry. The Rise Awards is an annual event recognising and celebrating outstanding women working in media tech/services.

Following the announcement of NEP UK’s Markela Deverikou, Guarantee Broadcast Engineer, winning the Production Support Engineer Award at the Rise Awards 2022, NEP is delighted to make a return to this year’s ceremony with a record of four of its women shortlisted.

Helen Jeffrey, International Sales Director at NEP Connect, has been shortlisted for the Sales Award.

With over 25+ years of experience within the broadcast industry, Helen has developed extensive knowledge and skills across multiple genres of live events and technologies, in addition to building a wide range of relationships with suppliers as well as clients.

Since 2001, through SISLink, SISLIVE and now NEP Connect, Helen has been instrumental in growing the NEP Connect portfolio of clients.  Her portfolio of high-profile clients has dramatically expanded from the DP World Tour for 20+ years, including the last 10 Ryder Cups in Europe and the US, to the Rugby World Cup 2015, Porsche Taycan Global launch and Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

As part of her recent promotion, Helen has been working closely with various companies of NEP Group around the world, sharing and increasing knowledge on the new Anylive® fibre network, as well as helping each team to promote and win new business for themselves and NEP Group.

Helen has been shortlisted alongside three of her colleagues across the NEP network,including:

·        Jeremina Akrofi-Daniels, Multiskilled Operator at NEP Bow Tie – shortlisted for the Rising Star Award.

·        Kathleen Gray, Senior Broadcast Engineer at NEP UK - shortlisted for the Production Support Engineer Award.

·        Swetha Sridhar, Software Application Engineer at NEP/BSI - shortlisted for the R&D Engineer Award.

NEP is incredibly proud of these women and wishes them the best of luck at the Rise Awards ceremony on 7th November. We look forward to a night of celebrating the best of women in broadcast!


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About NEP Connect

NEP Connect, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has been delivering critical media content since 1989. The company’s rapidly growing international fibre network, Anylive®, connects over 220+ locations including broadcasters, major switching centres, channel aggregators, sports and entertainment venues.  NEP Connect operates two Network Operation Centres located in the UK, co-located with NEP Connect teleports, which supply extensive satellite facilities to complete the connectivity offering.  The company provides a full range of broadcast services from UHD to low bit rate streaming with data and audio transmission services also available.  This comprehensive fibre and satellite infrastructure forms a cohesive and robust portfolio, broadcasting over 200 hours of live transmissions worldwide every day supporting multiple contracted and occasional use events.

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