Sam Rigby from Schott Music wrote in the ceremony programme “Sally Groves has made an immeasurable contribution to British musical life over the last 40 years. One of the first things she said to me after I was appointed as her successor at the publishing firm Schott Music was “Remember, it’s not about us, it’s about the composers”. I think that belief was at the heart of everything she did as the firm’s Creative Director over four decades.”
Hugely respected within the classical and wider music industry her BASCA Gold Badge Award represents the thanks from all those composers, whose careers she has helped to shape.