The 2018 winners were unveiled at the luncheon held at London’s etc. venues, County Hall.

Commended for its work in encouraging increased interest in engineering and promoting the uptake in STEM subjects, AESSEAL, specialist in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems, took home this year’s title of Grand Prix winner at the BEEAs ceremony.

The day saw a whole host of extraordinary talent, including Design Engineer of the Year, Orla Murphy, and Young Design Engineer of the Year, Brent Brakeboer, both of whom have been deeply involved in outreach activities – an important quality the BEEAs judges look for in its winners.

To view the full press release, click here

Images from the event can been seen here

Entries for the ‘10th anniversary’ awards will be open in Spring 2019 so watch this space!

Categories 2018

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How To Enter

Entries must be submitted online

The Ceremony

Details about the event

On Thursday 4th October 2018, we will be holding the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) ceremony at etc.venues, County Hall, Central London - hosted by writer, broadcaster and qualified doctor, Kevin Fong.

Situated on the Southbank of the Thames, etc.venues County Hall has an enviable location next to The London Eye with breathtaking views over The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben and easily accessible from both Waterloo and Westminster stations.

The ticket price includes drinks reception, 3-course lunch and half a bottle of wine per person.

There will be a cash bar in operation throughout the event for additional drinks.

Time Event
11:30 Drinks reception
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Awards ceremony commences
15:30 Final drinks
16:30 Carriages

To book your place at the award lunch, click here!

Table of 10 £1,950
Individual seat £295

Prices quoted exclude VAT

Dress code: Business attire



You can find directions by using the map


Your sponsorship package

Sponsoring the British Engineering Excellence Awards is more than just putting your company brand on an important event within the calendar. It’s an opportunity for a continued marketing presence within Eureka! and New Electronics magazines, the two market leading publications for design engineering, and their related web sites for a period of 12 months.

To make an enquiry about becoming a sponsor of the British Engineering Excellence Awards, contact Jez Walters by email:

jez.walters@markallengroup.com by Tel: +44 (0) 1322 221144

Past Winners

Click on the images below to access the winner’s brochures from past events


Frequently Asked questions

The deadline for entering will be Friday 29th June, 5pm.

Entry to the British Engineering Excellence Awards is FREE

There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. However, you should avoid duplicating entries across multiple categories instead, tailor the entry specifically to the criteria of the category you are entering.

Yes, although their permission must be obtained. You will be asked to provide contact details of a senior person at the organisation. We may or may not contact this person.

If the design of your product is done in the UK, you are eligible to enter.

The main component of your entry is the entry document. All key information listed in the criteria for the category needs to be in the entry document and not in the supporting material. Supporting material is optional and may be submitted in addition to the entry document. It should be used to illustrate/demonstrate what is in the entry document. Whilst supporting material is important and helpful to the judges, we ask that you keep these documents to a reasonable amount. 

Please note that MA Business will not be held accountable for loss or damage to supporting material in the physical form.

Once you have submitted your entries they will be processed by the awards team, ready for judging. Judging takes place in September and we will announce the shortlist during the week of 10th September.

The winners are announced at an awards lunch on Thursday 4th October, in London. Please keep this date free in your diary.

Sponsorship of the Awards is possible. For more information on availability and options contact: 

Jez Walters 
Tel: +44 (0)1322 221144 
Email: jez.walters@markallengroup.com 


Eric Wilkinson, (Chair) – CEO, Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products and services, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. Eric Wilkinson was appointed as CEO in October 2017, having joined the company as a senior engineer in 1991. Formerly as Chief Operations Officer, Eric has been instrumental in Cambridge Consultants' huge growth during recent years. With a wealth of experience in product development across a range of industries, Eric has been the architect of the project management and product development processes that have enabled the business to scale. He has also played a leading role in developing the company’s world-leading facilities, including the redevelopment and extension of its state of the art laboratories in Cambridge.

Philippa Oldham, Programme Lead, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Philippa is a Chartered Engineer who thrives on working with a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry and academia to create visionary solutions, challenging existing silos between the sectors. Previously Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for six years, Philippa has a great understanding of the challenges facing transport and manufacturing both domestically and internationally. With experience from the automotive, aerospace and defence sectors Philippa believes the APC can drive investment that we need to equip the UK with the right capability and technology to be at the forefront of pulling innovative low carbon propulsion solutions through to fruition, accelerating economic return. Through the National Network Programmes Philippa is looking forward to the opportunity to use her experience and knowledge of the UK’s transport modes and infrastructure to build on the strategy already in place, driving through and accelerating deliverables. This opportunity to incubate collaborations, honing solutions to drive UK leadership in terms of exportable products and services.

Richard Poulton, Hardware Team Leader, Navtech Radar

With more than 15 years experience, Richard Poulton is hardware team leader and part of the senior management at Navtech Radar. Managing a team of eight engineers in areas such as new product R&D, project management, customer project engineering, site work and supplier management, Richard also plays an active role in European regulatory groups. He takes a personal interest in encouraging young people into engineering and regularly attends events at local schools.

Dr Mike Irvine, Director Of Product Development, Active Needle Technology

Dr. Mike Irvine brings more than 30 years of healthcare product development experience to Active Needle Technology. Mike has worked with the founding team prior to, during and since the organisation’s inception. Mike has prior experience of image-guided medical procedures using ultrasound and other imaging modalities. He has been instrumental in bringing a wide range of novel imaging, therapeutic, diagnostic and sensing technologies / products to worldwide markets. This has been done in a variety of medical device organisations ranging from startups to multinationals. Mike’s product development activities are complemented by his experience of business development and alliance management. Mike holds a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Chemist, member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Simon Benfield, Director, Ramboll

Simon has spent the past thirty years in the Civil Engineering sector first for Gifford and then Ramboll UK Limited following their acquisition of Gifford. Simon has worked on a variety of civil and facilities engineering projects in the highways and marine engineering fields both in the UK and overseas. His current position is head of the Bridges UK team, based at Ramboll's Southampton office. Throughout the whole of this period Simon's responsibilities have included detailed design, drawing production and its supervision, contract document preparation, project management and site work. Simon is also an expert of the implementation of product and process design in the civil and structural engineering field. Simon is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Technological Product Designer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers. He recently stood down after a two year tenure as Chairman of the Institution of Engineering Designers. He is also a council member of the Society of the Environment.

John Whiteman, Product & Process Development Manager Plessey Semiconductors

John Whiteman has nearly 30 years’ experience in the silicon and compound semiconductor sector and has held many roles within Plessey, including technical, managerial, quality and research and development. He currently heads Plessey’s product and process development activities at Plessey Semiconductors, with particular responsibility for GaN on silicon technology processes used in general illumination and LED display products.

Iulia Motic, PhD Candidate In Electronic Engineering & Academic STEM Ambassador, University Of Kent

Jake Wallis, Principal Engineer, Lontra

Paul Fanning, Editorial Director, MA Business

Neil Tyler, Editor, New Electronics


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