The winners of the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at a gala lunch held at the HAC in London on 6th October. Congratulations to all the winners!

Small Company of the Year (Sponsored by Innovate UK): Forth Engineering
Highly Commended Small Company of the Year: Emblation

Start Up of the Year (Sponsored by Cambridge Consultants): Ultrahaptics

Design Team of the Year (Sponsored by Premier EDA Solutions): Bytesnap Design and Cocoon

Materials Application of the Year (Sponsored by Engineering Materials magazine): BAE Systems – Highly Robust Ground Platform

New Electronic Product of the Year (Sponsored by New Electronics magazine): Lightpoint Medical – LightPath

New Mechanical Product of the Year (Sponsored by Eureka! magazine): JCB - Hydradig
Highly Commended Mechanical Product of the Year: Punk Couplings, Punk Gim-Ball Torque Coupling

Young Design Engineer of the Year (Sponsored by RS Components): Christopher Bellamy, Jaguar Land Rover

Design Engineer of the Year (Sponsored by maxon motor UK): Alexander McDiarmid, Parker Bestobell
Highly Commended Design Engineer of the Year: Simon Willis, 3form Design

Consultancy of the Year (Sponsored by iMechE): Williams Advanced Engineering

Judges’ Special Award: MQA, Audio Codec

Grand Prix Award: Lightpoint Medical – LightPath

To find out why each of our winners are considered to be the 'Best of British', click here

Since the British Engineering Excellence Awards were launched in 2009, the winning entries have ranged in size from chip designs to pipe laying systems, with the Grand Prix – the best of the best – awarded to a kinetic energy recovery system, an engineer who designed a system to save water on a massive scale, a marine communications company and, in 2015, to a start up company developing deployable space structures. It demonstrates the breadth of the UK’s engineering and innovation capabilities. And every year the quality of entries improves.

The BEEAs reward companies who have shown innovation in design within the last year and reward the individual design engineers who made the innovations possible.