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Finalists Announced Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards 2016

11 June 2016

Finalists Announced Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce our 2016 finalists for the Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards.

After a rigorous first round of judging, the finalists entries will now be reviewed and judged by industry experts and the overall winners will be revealed at the gala dinner at Cheltenham Racecourse on Thursday, September 22. Each finalist has been invited join us at the black tie evening awards ceremony.                                                                                                                                                                               

The EMI Awards programme celebrates the thriving Cotswolds engineering and manufacturing sector, and the successful individuals working within it, across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Wiltshire.

Sustainable Manufacturing Award: Sponsored by Lockton Companies
Kohler Mira Ltd, Cheltenham
Owen Mumford Ltd, Woodstock
Renishaw plc, Wotton-under-Edge
Award for Educational Partnership: Sponsored by Gloucestershire Engineering Training
Group HES, Gloucester
Safran Landing Systems (Formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty), Cheltenham
Unipart Manufacturing Group, Coventry
Apprentice of the Year: Sponsored by Gloucestershire College
Liam Crook, ESR Technology Ltd, Abingdon
Molly Cartwright, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Coventry
Jon Hoppner, Xylem Dewatering Solutions UK Ltd, Cirencester
Employee of the Year: Sponsored by Omega Resource Group
Rob Davies, Arc Energy Resources Ltd, Eastington
John Cullimore, Group HES, Gloucester
Debora Comparin, Safran Landing Systems (Formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty), Cheltenham
Best Place to Work: Sponsored by Grundon Waste Management
National Composites Centre, Bristol
Rotec Engineering Ltd (META), Evesham
Weird Fish Ltd, Cheltenham
Best Research & Development Project: Sponsored by Hazlewoods
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd, Begbroke: Onto
Poeton Industries Ltd, Gloucester: Apticote 340HT
Snow Business International Ltd, Stroud: EcoFlake and ProFlake
Technology Innovation Award: Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Instruments plc, Abingdon: Pulsar Bench Top NMR
Safran Landing Systems (Formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) Cheltenham: Robotic Arm process
Unipart Manufacturing Group, Coventry:  PROVE (Production Readiness of Very Light Exhaust)
Disruptor of the Year Award: Sponsored by Land Rover Experience, Eastnor
2-DTech Ltd, Cheltenham
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, Cheltenham
Corin Group, Cirencester
Exporter of the Year: Sponsored by Isaac Partnership
Advanced Insulation Ltd, Gloucester
Batten & Allen Ltd, Cirencester
Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd, Stroud
Outstanding Leadership Award: Sponsored by QuoLux
Kelvin Stevens, ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, Cheltenham
Andrew Robinson, Arc Energy Resources Ltd, Eastington
Bob Wilkins, Truturn Precision Engineering (Charfield) Ltd, Stroud
SME Manufacturer of the Year 2016: Sponsored by Bruton Knowles
Base Performance Simulators, Banbury
Gaudio Ltd, Cheltenham
Omega Engineering Services Ltd, Cheltenham
Large Manufacturer of the Year 2016: Sponsored by Bamboo Technology Group 
Advanced Insulation Ltd, Gloucester
Dowty Propellers, Cheltenham
Future Advanced Manufacture, Cheltenham                                                                                                                                    

Nicky Godding, Cotswold Lifes business editor, said: 'There are thousands of large and small manufacturing and engineering businesses in the Cotswolds. There is also a lack of awareness as to the value and importance of this sector to our future economy. This awards programme celebrates the innovation and expertise that Cotswold engineering and manufacturing companies contribute to the UK economy and encourages more skilled people and young people to recognise the career opportunities available.
There is overwhelming support for the awards from companies and manufacturing support organisations across the region including, WMG, IMechE, Innovate UK, Catapult, The IET, UKTI, EEF, IOD, Diamond Light Source and many more. We are delighted to have these awards sponsored by a diverse range of companies and organisations who offer their support to this sector, including headline sponsor BPE Solicitors, associate sponsor Lloyds Banking Group and event partners Oasis Events and WMG.
Our 2016 winners will be announced at the black tie EMI awards gala dinner to be hosted on September 22 at Cheltenham Racecourse. The awards evening will showcase and celebrate the Cotswold companies and people who invent, research, design, engineer, manufacture and export in a whole range of sectors.

Key EMI Dates:
Tickets on sale for general release: June 16
EMI Awards black tie gala dinner: September 22
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