23 September, 2018

BPMA rewards engineering excellence

26 June, 2018

In a celebration of pumping prowess, the BPMA staged its 18th Annual Pump Industry Awards Presentation Dinner at the tail end of March.


Held at the Heythrop Park Resort Hotel in the heart of Oxfordshire, the event was attended by over 200 senior executives from across the pump manufacturing and distribution sector, along with their pump-using customers.

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Andrea Byrne, with an impressive musical performance by the vocal trio Skye, the evening proved to be a successful evening of reward and celebration for all those involved with this important sector of UK industry.

The achievements and endeavours of some 34 finalists were presented to the audience before the winners were announced:

Winner – Technical Innovation of the Year – Products

Sponsored by Process Industry Informer

Awarded to Wilo UK Ceram-Teflon Coatings

Winner – Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects

Sponsored by Wilo

Awarded to Xylem Water Solutions Foss Barrier Project

Winner – Environmental Contribution of the Year

Sponsored by SPP Pumps

Awarded to Danfoss Drives for its contribution to the Aarhus Water Project

Winner – Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by WEG UK

Awarded to Clyde Associated Engineers

Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Siemens

Awarded to KSB

Supplier of the Year

Sponsored by Tomlinson Hall & Co

Awarded to ABB

Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by World Pumps

Awarded to Luke Gardener, Grundfos Pumps

This year, the judging panel decided to present an additional award for what it saw as an excellent example of how the correct selection of pumps and their associated systems can have a major impact in improving energy efficiency across any given plant or project.

Judges Special Award

Sponsored by Flowserve SIHI

Awarded to Danfoss Drives for the holistic approach to energy saving across the Aarhus Water Project

The final award of the evening is always given to someone, who on the opinion of the BMPA is deserving of recognition for his/her ongoing efforts and commitment towards the progression of the pump sector. It was this year presented to a very notable recipient:

Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored by the BPMA

Awarded to Chris Rea OBE, AESSEAL

Full details on all the winners and finalists, along with images of the awards presentation ceremony can be found on the dedicated PI awards website: www.pumpindustryawards.com. Entries for the 2019 awards programme will open in September.




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