2015 finalists

We are delighted to announce our 2015 finalists. The second round of judging will now be completed by industry experts. Each finalist is invited join us at the evening awards ceremony on September 17 where the overall winner will be revealed. Tickets to attend the evening are on sale from June 18.


Best Start-up Company
Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council

Insphere Ltd, Berkeley
PowerFlow Energy Ltd, Gloucester
Sibling Distillery, Cheltenham


Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Gloucestershire College

Joe Langley, Corin Group, Cirencester
Roisin McGrath, GE Aviation, Cheltenham
Sam Howells, L-3 TRL Technology, Tewkesbury


Award for Educational Partnership
Sponsored by Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Crowcon Detection Instruments, Milton Park, Oxfordshire
Renishaw, Wotton-under-Edge
Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Quenington


Exporter of the Year
Sponsored by Isaac Partnership

Freeman Technology, Tewkesbury
Pashley Cycles, Stratford-upon-Avon
Prima Dental, Gloucester


Employee of the Year
Sponsored by Omega Resource Group

Charlie Fryer, Arc Energy Resources Ltd Eastington
Matthew Chapman, Fabric Architecture
Adam Payne, GE Aviation, Cheltenham


Smart Product Award
Sponsored by Hardware Group

Advanced Insulation Ltd, Gloucester: MS400 system
Corin Group, Cirencester: TriFit TS™
L-3 TRL Technology, Tewkesbury: IGUANABlue


Sustainable Manufacturing Award
Sponsored by Lockton Global

Green Fuels Ltd, Cheltenham
Kohler Mira Ltd, Cheltenham
Premiere Kitchens, Gloucester


2015 Manufacturing Genius
Sponsored by Bruton Knowles

Neill Ricketts, Versarien plc, Forest of Dean
Peter Efford, Waterless Ltd, Stroud


Manufacturer of the Year 2015
Sponsored by Glantus

Arc Energy Resources Ltd, Eastington
Kohler Mira Ltd, Cheltenham
Poeton Industries, Gloucester


CEO of the Year
Sponsored by QuoLux

Andrew Hopcraft, Omega Engineering Services Ltd, Cheltenham
Daniel Bee, OrthoD, Bourton-on-the-Water
Neill Ricketts, Versarien plc, Forest of Dean


Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Sponsored by Oxford Brookes University

Advanced Insulation Ltd, Gloucester: MS400 system
Delphi Diesel Systems, Stonehouse: F2 fuel injection system
Waterless Ltd, Stroud: Waterless shampoo & soap


Best Research & Development Project
Sponsored by Hazlewoods

AGD Systems, Cheltenham: ‘342’ intelligent radar
Spirax Sarco, Cheltenham: Spirax TurboPower
Versarien plc, Forest of Dean: Commercialisation of graphene