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Sir Ian Taylor became a household name as a television presenter in the 1980’s notably for TV series 'Spot On'
He founded Taylormade Media in 1989 as a television production company, before establishing Animation Research Limited the following year.
Animation Research quickly became one of the top computer animation companies in New Zealand and known internationally for its work, particularly in television advertising and sports graphics.
He was inducted into the New Zealand Technology Hall of Fame in 2009, has been awarded New Zealander of the Year, and in January this year was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order or Merit for services to broadcasting, business and the community.
He was Simon Barnett and James Daniels' guest for this weeks Six and a Song.
And if you want to hear more of Sir Ian Taylor he appeared in Episode 1, Season 2 of Newstalk ZB's HP Business Class podcast series talking about how he and his business continued to thrive during the bleak, early days of COVID. The episode is available at iHeart Radio.