The British Engineering Excellence Awards are held in association with the following sponsors:

Headline Sponsor

Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants is a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting.

Working from our laboratories in Cambridge, UK, and Boston, USA, we have all the in-house skills needed to help you to create an innovative concept right the way through to taking your product into manufacturing. Most of our projects deliver prototype hardware or software and trials production batches. Equally, our technology consultants can help you to maximise your product portfolio and technology roadmap.


Gallery Sponsor

RS Components

RS Components is the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables


Category Sponsor


Currently celebrating 70 years of facilitating scientific innovation, Goodfellow is a leading global supplier of metals, alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, compounds, composites and other materials to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of science and industry. The company has an extensive range of 70,000 catalogue products in multiple forms available off the shelf, most subject to free delivery within 48 hours and with no minimum order quantities. With over 6000 customers supported by a worldwide network of offices, agents and distributors Goodfellow also offers a comprehensive range of bespoke processing services, effectively operating as an extension of the production team in order to develop custom fabricated components in any quantity required. Our in-house team is comprised of fellow scientists and engineers with extensive knowledge of materials and processing - through their technical expertise and a supporting range of specification tools the company has built an unrivalled reputation for helping to find solutions to even the most challenging of research problems. All of our products are also underpinned by the most rigorous quality accreditations including ISO, REACH and RoHS.


John Guest

John Guest, a proud manufacturer and the inventor of plastic push-fit, produces all of its connectors and tube in Britain. The company has a long established reputation of manufacturing the best in class push-fit connectors that create reliable pipe/tube connections within seconds, without using specialised tools. In the age of outsourcing, where most businesses are moving the manufacturing processes outside of the UK, the family owned business strictly controls the entire process from initial tool design through to engineering and manufacturing to ensure only products of highest quality are produced.

Apart from being a big name in the Plumbing & Heating industry, John Guest’s push-fit fittings and pipe are used in industries such as Automotive, Telecommunications – Blown Fibre, Compressed Air & Pneumatics and Drinks Dispense & Pure Water. Renowned companies such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Heineken and BT trust John Guest’s Speedfit Technology to deliver high performance products and services to their customers.


LG Motion Ltd

LG Motion Ltd based in Basingstoke design, develop and manufacture motion control technology components and systems to meet the exacting requirements of research and academic institutions and the wider industry. The product range encompasses a wide range of standard and bespoke motion control systems and will highlight Arcus Technology units, SMAC Units, LG series of Positioning Slides. From small and simple stepper motor systems to the sophisticated platforms for controlling and synchronising servo motors, LG Motion also integrates components and systems from a number of renowned global partners such asAirex, Precision Motion Dynamics, Velmex, Heidenhain, Schneeberger and Empire Magnetics.


Maxon Motor

Maxon Motor are the problem solvers of the DC motor industry.

We have a vast amount of technical knowledge and are the only global company who actually manufacture our DC motors, gearheads and controllers. maxon’s engineers have years of experience in assisting customers with their projects. From space to tattoo machines, robotics to drilling, we have expertise in a wide range of applications and industries. We will find the best commercial and technical solution for your application.

Maxon prides itself on quality and maintain the following certifications ISO 9001, EN 9100 for the aerospace industry and ISO 13485 for the medical technology.


MiniTec UK Ltd

MiniTec UK Ltd – UK expertise with original German engineering
Truly the art of simplicity

MiniTec UK Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of modular aluminium profile building systems used throughout Industry, Leisure and Retail.

Keeping it simple – from design to installation.

The heart of the MiniTec system is the unique Powerlock ® fastening method which requires no special tools.The use of standard fasteners reduces the cost of the product package considerably, makes assembly very easy and ensures re-usability.

Design your system with Minitec ICAD

Design your product with the online iCAD tool which helps you select dimensions/shape and design.


Rutland Plastics

With more than 60 years’ heritage in manufacturing, Rutland Plastics are a respected name in plastic injection moulding. Regarded as specialists in gas assisted moulding they also patented a process of electrofusion.

Providing services from design, through to tooling, moulding to finishing services to include sonic welding, machining, and assembly. Rapid prototypes are offered through their 3D print bureau where they can simulate 100+ materials including transparent and rubbers.

They are Investors in People and hold accreditation's for ISO9001:2008, ISO14001 and ISO13485 Medical Devices.



TÜV SÜD Product Service is a leading provider of testing, certification, qualification, training and consultancy services. From our extensive laboratory facilities in the UK we provide services covering complementary disciplines such as EMC, Environmental, Electrical Safety and Radio Frequency testing.

As the UK’s leading choice for market access we use our technical expertise to help customers optimise market access, enabling access all major markets through CE marking, CB scheme, NRTL certification, FCC certification and CCC mark. 

We distinguish ourselves from our competitors with high levels of technical expertise and outstanding customer service, and by offering maximum quality, flexibility and speed.


Industry Supporters


Established in 1945, the IED is a Chartered Body representing over 5000 members working in engineering and product design. Benefits include fantastic networking opportunities, an excellent bi-monthly journal, legal advice and , professional indemnity insurance deals, local branch activities, CPD and guidance and support to registration with the Engineering Council, the Society for the Environment and the IED’s own Register for Product Designers for suitably qualified members, including Chartered Product Design status.