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2015 Industry Award Nominee Shortlist is Announced

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Composites UK has released the names of the shortlisted nominees for its 2015 composites industry awards.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 4th November, being held at the Hilton Metropole on the Birmingham NEC complex, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show. 

Claire Whysall, Communications Manager at Composites UK said; “The black-tie Awards Dinner has gone from strength-to-strength since we aligned it with the Advanced Engineering Show where we’ve seen a sharp rise in entries to the awards and attendees. Companies tend to come along as the event is at the end of the first show day to thank their employees for a good first day working on the stand, meeting up with customers or simply the natural networking opportunity the Dinner brings.”

The awards are presented in eight categories as well as an “Outstanding Contribution to the Composites Industry” award allocated to someone who the Composites UK Board of Directors feel should be commended for their work in supporting the growth of the UK industry.

The 2015 shortlisted two entries for each award are as follows:

  • Innovation in Materials - Atkins | EcoTecnilin
  • Innovation in Manufacture - Structural Science Composites | Trelleborg
  • Innovation in Design - Far UK | London Underground
  • Health and Safety Award - Hexion CCT | MPM
  • Environmental/Sustainability Award - Techlan | Von Roll UK
  • Trainee/Apprentice Award - Ashley Parkinson, NCC | Ben Freeman, Aircelle
  • Employee of the Year - Claire Wright, TenCate | John Dobbin, MPM
  • Employer of the Year - MPM | Prodrive

The shortlisted entries for the Innovation awards will be presenting in a dedicated session at the Advanced Engineering Show on Wednesday 4th November at 3pm in Open Forum Area 3.

The Awards Dinner also brings sponsorship opportunities with MPM (Bradford) and Dark Matter Composites being lead sponsors of this year’s dinner. Axillium, the National Composites Centre and Composites in Manufacturing Magazine are also supporting the event through the sponsorship of awards.

Ben Wilson, Director at MPM said; “MPM continue to sponsor and support the awards as we think it is an excellent opportunity for companies and individuals to be rewarded and recognised for continued progress and improvements, which can only improve and promote the UK composite sector and UK manufacturing as a whole.  The awards ceremony gets better year-on-year and with further progress and innovations from UK industry, it will only continue to grow.”

Both members and non-members are encouraged to attend the dinner, with discounted rates available to member companies. Full tables of 10 or single seats are available, with limited sponsorship opportunities remaining. For full details visit


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