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11th November 2016, Hemel Hempstead

2016 Composites UK Industry Award winners announced

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, has announced the winners of its 2016 industry awards at its prestigious black-tie awards dinner, which took place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK, last week.

“We are proud and privileged to have won this award which further acknowledges Plataine’s status as a leading global provider of intelligent automation software solutions for the aerospace, automotive and other composite related manufacturing industries,” commented Avner Ben-Bassat, President and CEO of Plataine, which took home the Innovation in Composites Manufacture award. “The company is proud to partner with British industry, and will continue to provide its cutting edge technology to help manufacturers deliver the factory of the future.”

Composites UK has announced the winners of its 2016 industry awards at its prestigious black-tie awards dinner, which took place last week. © Composites UK

The event, which takes place alongside the Advanced Engineering Show, saw 240 people from all over the world come together. Guests included the Department for International Trade, epm:technology group, Pentaxia, Jaguar Land Rover, Maclaren, Aro PR and Marketing, Dark Matter Composites and more.

Award winners

Eight awards were given out on the evening. The winners were:

  • Innovation in Composite Design (Sponsored by National Composites Centre) – Winner: Dura Composites
  • Innovation in Composite Manufacture (Sponsored by Composites in Manufacturing Magazine) – Winner: Plataine
  • Innovation in Composite Materials (Sponsored by Advanced Engineering Show) – Winner: Sicut Engineering Ltd
  • Environmental/Sustainability Award (Sponsored by Prea Ltd) – Winner: Revaluetech
  • Health and Safety Award (Sponsored by Towergate Insurance) – Winner: MPM Ltd
  • Employer of the Year (Sponsored by MPM Ltd) – Winner: Safran Nacelles
  • Employee of the Year (Sponsored by Composites in Manufacturing Magazine) – Winner: David Hughes, Teledyne CML
  • Trainee/Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by Dark Matter Composites) – Winner: James Kilbane, MPM Ltd

Teamwork and dedication

Graham Banks, UAP Leader (Composites) of Employer of the Year award winners, Safran Nacelles, commented on the company’s win: “I am incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of the team in ensuring we provide all our employees with a structured and professional development programme whilst working within our composites facility.”

“We work in partnership with our Learning and Development team and through our partnership with Composites UK we have jointly developed the bronze award for Operator Training. So far we have accredited over one hundred people at this standard. This award reflects true teamwork and dedication.”

The next Composites UK Awards Dinner will take place on 1 November 2017, at the National Conference Centre.

www.compositesuk.co.uk

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