Since 2009, the British Engineering Excellence Awards have been providing a showcase for and celebration of the most innovative design engineers in the UK.
Back in 2009, things were very tough. The fallout from the global financial crisis was still being felt, the country was in and out of recession and, despite much talk of the need to rebalance the economy, the mood music around UK manufacturing and engineering was often downbeat, with a distinct shortage of good news stories and a marked unwillingness to acknowledge them where they did exist.
With that in mind, we set out to find those good news stories and to make sure they didn’t go unnoticed. This we sought to achieve by highlighting the extraordinary, often unsung achievements of British engineering. By giving the most innovative, dynamic and impressive engineers in the country a stage for the public recognition of their achievements, the BEEAs have helped to give this crucial sector of our economy the status it merits.
Over the years, the BEEAs have produced more than a hundred winners. For many, these awards have proved to be a jumping off point to even greater success.
This year will be the tenth anniversary of the BEEAs and you have the chance to join that illustrious list and become a part of this fantastic story of engineering excellence.
If you think you have what it takes to be a winner, enter now.
Group Editorial Director
"We feel the BEEAs is a well established and recognised ceremony for celebrating the brilliance of British engineering. Association with like-minded individuals championing the very best of British can only bring positives to all involved. Rutland Plastics took the opportunity to sponsor the Design Consultancy of the Year category. The sponsorship ties in perfectly with our company philosophy for recognising and rewarding talent & inspiring a new generation of engineers."
Steve Ayre, Rutland Plastics
"John Guest is a company of innovators and engineering excellence has always been at the heart of any product we manufacture. BEEAs is the biggest platform to reward and celebrate British engineering, and we are proud to be one of the sponsors"
James Guest, John Guest
"Cambridge Consultants has supported the BEEAs right from their inception, because we believed that the quality of depth of engineering talent here in Britain needed to be highlighted and celebrated. The BEEAs do more than give engineers a lift for a day – they inform and inspire fellow engineers, entrepreneurs, investors and – perhaps most importantly – graduates and students to be proud of what they are part of and to give free rein to their ambition"
Eric Wilkinson, Cambridge Consultants
"Goodfellow is proud to be sponsoring the Materials Application of the Year award in the BEEAs for a second year running. We are pleased to be able to celebrate the ingenuity of engineers developing innovative methods, often in challenging environments, to create the most practical engineering solutions possible.
.... The awards also fit perfectly with our own aims of facilitating scientific innovation as it recognises those that are making vital contributions to the progression of British design, innovation and engineering."
Stephen Aldersley, Goodfellow Cambridge
"LG Motion are very proud sponsors of the Small Company of the Year award. This is not the first time we have sponsored this award which is so very important in giving focus to the essential hard work and huge contribution that many small companies make to the industrial prosperity of UK manufacturing. Small companies are no different to any organisation in having to maintain a high degree of flexibility in order to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of the customer.
... Very often their very “size” gives them an important advantage over larger more rigidly structure organisations. They also provide an important training ground for developing a new generation of engineering, design and manufacturing staff in order to future protect our proud industrial heritage."
Gary Livingstone, LG Motion
On Friday 11th October 2019, we will be holding the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) ceremony at The Landmark London at the heart of central London.
Since 1899, The Landmark London has had a rich and romantic history as one of London's first and foremost grand dame hotels.
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.
Dress code: Business attire
Here are the event timings:
|14:00||Awards ceremony commences|
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.
Click here to download the 2019 media pack
To make an enquiry about becoming a sponsor of the British Engineering Excellence Awards, contact Jez Walters by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org by Tel: +44 (0) 1322 221144
The deadline for entering will be Friday 19th July, 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.
Once you have submitted your entries they will be processed by the awards team, ready for judging. Judging takes place in September.
The winners are announced at an awards lunch on Friday 11th October at The Landmark London. Please keep this date free in your diary.
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.