Two of PEME’s engineers reached the finals of the Manufacturing Champions awards held recently in Manchester and hosted by Rugby World Cup Winner, Ben Kay.
James Maile reached the finals of the Rising Star award, sponsored by Atlas Copco, which was an extremely strong category and unfortunately, although James did very well in being shortlisted he was beaten by a hot-shot apprentice from Carl Zeiss Microscopy in Cambridge who has become a world sensation in electron microscopy. No cigar for James.
Duncan Maxwell (PEME Reliability Manager) was a finalist in the Supply Chain Champion Award, sponsored by FUJIFILM. Duncan also had a very strong case for the award but again no cigar as the prize went to an outstanding Learning and Development specialist from Plastipak Packaging.
So what did we learn from this event? – Firstly, PEME has excellent engineering personnel carrying out fantastic work in support of leading manufacturer’s which means we are able to compete in awards of this type with inspiring people from leading UK manufacturing companies. Secondly, the picture shows Duncan and James with the host, Ben Kay; and we learnt that Duncan is nearly as tall as a World Cup winning second-row forward and James isn’t.
More information is available about the awards here.