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2nd October 2017, Hemel Hempstead

UK composites industry celebrates latest achievements

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

“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,” said Claire Whysall, Communications Manager at Composites UK.

Celebrating a win at the Composites UK Dinner 2016. © Composites UK

“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.”

Shortlisted entries

The 2017 shortlisted entries for each award are as follows:

  • 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

Awards dinner

The Innovation Award nominees will be showcasing their work at an open forum presentation session at the Advanced Engineering Show on 1 November.

Over 250 people are expected to be in attendance at the awards dinner. The event is sponsored by the National Composites Centre, Colorplas, Axillium Research, Advanced Engineering Show, NetComposites, Towergate Insurance and Dark Matter Composites.

Composites UK is the Trade Association supporting the UK Composites Industry. Our aim is to support UK industry so that it may continue to grow and participate in the increasingly competitive world of global composite production.

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