WiM founder Odaline de la Martinez is among outstanding women in music awarded Ivors Academy Gold Badge

The Ivors Academy Gold Badge awards celebrate 'exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who inspire or support creativity and the professional lives of The Ivors Academy members'.

Women in Music founder member Odaline de la Martinez, known as Chachi, the artistic director and conductor of Lontano Ensemble, is a wonderful composer and a champion of work by women composers. She is joined in receiving this award by other outstanding women in music, the music publisher Jane Dyball, the music engineer Olga FitzRoy, the jazz pianist, composer and teacher Nikki Iles, the classical pianist, teacher and promoter of contemporary music Thalia Myers, and the former CEO of the PRS and now President & CEO of New Music USA, Vanessa Reed.

Women in Music sends a huge congratulations to all the recipients.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 11 October.