Composites UK reveals its industry award shortlist for 2017

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards, which will be presented at the annual awards dinner on 1st November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show.

Claire Whysall, Communications Manager at Composites UK said; “We are looking forward to returning to the National Motorcycle Museum again to celebrate the achievements of the UK composites industry. We had a record number of entries for each category so creating a shortlist was exceptionally difficult this year. However there were two stand out entries which had a clear lead on the scoring in the health & safety and sustainability categories and we have the pleasure of announcing these today.”

The 2017 shortlisted entries for each award are as follows (announced in alphabetical order):

  • Innovation in Manufacture – Cygnet Texkimp and MHI Vestas Offshore
  • Innovation in Design – Cape plc and Lentus Composites. Optima Projects was highly commended in this category.
  • Innovation in Materials – FTI Group and Tods Aerospace
  • Trainee/Apprentice Award –  Sigmatex (Thomas Rockwood) and Teledyne CML (Michael Dodd)
  • Employer of the Year – MHI Vestas Offshore and National Composites Centre
  • Employee of the Year – MPM Ltd (Nick Robinson) and Safran (Stephen Dyer)

The 2017 winning entries announced today are:

  • Health and Safety Award – Hexion
  • Environmental/Sustainability Award – Sigmatex

The Innovation Award nominees will be showcasing their work at an open forum presentation session at the Advanced Engineering Show on Wednesday 1st November from 2pm – 3pm.

Over 250 people are expected to be in attendance at the awards dinner with bookings for tables of ten or individual seats being taken until 20th October. Composites UK members receive discounted rates.

The event is sponsored by the National Composites Centre, Colorplas, Axillium Research, Advanced Engineering Show, NetComposites, Towergate Insurance and Dark Matter Composites. Limited sponsorship options remain.