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Winners of UK Composite Industry Awards 2013 Announced

Composites UK is delighted to announce the winners of the UK Composite Industry Awards 2013. These awards, designed to celebrate UK achievements, will be presented at the Industry Awards Dinner on 12th November at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham, to coincide with the Composites Engineering Show (12-13November 2013).

This year we combine all our Industry Awards in one event. The eight awards which will be given out at the event have been designed to celebrate innovation (in manufacture, materials and design)as well as recognising outstanding support in employee development, training, health and safety and environmental initiative.The winners are as follows:

Innovation in Manufacture – JETCAM UK Ltd for their Crosstrack software suite providing complete traceability from the finished part right back to the roll or rolls
Award sponsored by Composite Fibreglass Mouldings

Innovation in Materials –Scott Bader Ltd for their Crestabond MMA structural adhesives range enabling very fast cure times

Award Sponsored by Eastman Machine Company

Innovation in Composite Design –GKN Aerospace for the design and manufacture of the A350 XWB rear spar

Award sponsored by National Composites Centre

Health and Safety –Broadwater Mouldings Ltd for their work towards the SiMPLC initiative

Environmental –EcoTechnilin UK Ltd for development of the first fully bio-based floor panel used in the Jaguar F-type convertible

Employer of the year – MPM Ltd for the outstanding support of their workforce through training

Employee of the year – Dylan Wilson, Operations Leader, MPM Ltd

Apprentice of the year – Josh Pickersgill, Production Operator, MPM Ltd
Award sponsored by Composite Skills Alliance

Winners of the innovation and environmental awards will also be showcasing their technology in the main features area at the show and presenting in the Composites UK awards forum session on Tuesday 12th November.

Chris Little, Chairman of Composites UK said ““The UK Composites industry is at the forefront of technological development and exciting product application both at home and overseas. In an ever-increasingly competitive environment it is important to celebrate our successes. Our awards showcase individuals and companies who go the extra mile to develop the technology and skills needed to highlight the UK as major player in the sector”.

We also welcome EPM Technology Group as sponsor of the pre-dinner reception. A few seats are still available at the dinner. Visit www.compositesuk.co.uk to view the current seating plan and booking form.

Press Contact
Dr Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1442 275365 | Email: [email protected]| Web: www.compositesuk.co.uk

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