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Award Winners 2018

Byworth Boilers - Unity

Product of the Year sponsored by Plant & Works Engineering

Byworth Boilers is a leading British manufacturer of industrial steam and hot water boilers. Its products offer best in class efficiencies across a diverse range of energy sources, including waste heat. Providing industrial heating solutions for 50 years, the company continues to invest heavily in R&D, targeting reduced customer operating costs and enhanced user experience. In 2016, Byworth achieved the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The accolade was in recognition of their boiler control system, Unity. The system employs the Internet of Things and advanced data analytics to systematically change boiler-related operations and services.

​Central Group - Alton Towers Waterpark

Project of the Year sponsored by EMIR Software

As part of a wider project at Alton Towers Waterpark, Central Group worked with Centrica Business Solutions to review the 24 pumps required to operate the waterpark.  Solutions were provided to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency, leading to additional work being undertaken on the waterpark’s Master Blaster ride.  Central provided solutions for a total of 47 pumps throughout the complex as well as the ride, which also benefitted from a reduction in operational wear and tear.

Westin Drives

Service Centre of the Year sponsored by ABB

After a circa £1,000,000 investment in the facilities, incorporating a 20 Tonne lifting capacity, state of the art CNC machinery, and a technical training room, Westin Drives now provides its customers with a broad range of services, all from its Huddersfield based service centre. Westin Drives is set-up well for the future of its industry; it is investing in recruiting and training apprentices, as it sees this as a vital requirement in filling the skills gap the industry is experiencing.

Wire Electric Supplies

Supplier of the Year sponsored by Musk Process Services

Founded in 1990 as Wire Electric Supplies, WES is one of the UK's foremost suppliers of electrical insulations and conductors. In 2008 WES founded its Covered Conductors Division, manufacturing covered conductors used in large motors, generators, transformers. WES is still the only company in the UK and Europe that can and will manufacture covered conductors within 24-hours and yet still offers unrivalled customer service, quality and price.

The Faraday Centre

Contribution to Skills & Training sponsored by SULZER

The general ethos of The Faraday Centre is to save lives and avoid accidents by training clients in the correct application of electrical safety rules and procedures. This is achieved by utilising classroom-based presentations and practical hands-on training on operational switchgear, motors and transformers, ranging from 230 volts to 33,000 volts. This training is delivered by their lecturers who are qualified electrical engineers, with many years industrial experience from a range of industries.

Ryan Meierhofer, Apprentice Mechanical Engineer - Musk Process Services

Rising Star Award 2018 sponsored by FANUC UK

Ryan is in the third year of a mechanical apprenticeship and has been employed in Asset Care teams in the food and chemical sector. He is adept at finding developing-failures and understands the importance of reporting and dealing with faults to ensure no production is lost. Ryan loves engineering and has the ability to spot improvement opportunities and do something about them. He tactfully challenges the ‘norm’ when he sees a better way.

Andrew Savage

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 sponsored by AEMT

Over the thirty years that MKE have been active in supporting the AEMT, Andrew has always been more than willing to help any member with a technical or supply problem. Under Andrew’s direction the company has developed a strong expertise in mechanical engineering, buying large specialist equipment as they became available. This has enabled them to help other AEMT members, as well as their customers, requiring large mechanical repairs, or assistance with large machines.

Since MKE joined the AEMT, Andrew has been on the AEMT Council probably longer than anyone else, and over that time attended virtually all the meetings held around the country, as well as its Dinner Dances and Conferences. He says that he always learns something from every meeting or visit and the steady growth of Mid Kent Electrical Engineering is proof of the application of all the knowledge and ideas that he has gained over the many years with the AEMT. The company has developed into a ‘multi-million-pound’ business, with Andrew and Martin now being joined by the next generation of family members.

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