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Finalists of the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017

PUBLISHED: 15:14 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 19 September 2017

We announce the Cotswold Life EMI Award finalists of 2017

We announce the Cotswold Life EMI Award finalists of 2017


We are delighted to announce our 2017 finalists for the Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards

After a rigorous first round of judging, the finalists’ entries will now be reviewed and judged by industry experts and the overall winners will be announced on November 2 at Cheltenham Racecourse.

We will celebrate the region’s best engineering, manufacturing and innovative companies at the black tie gala dinner. You can buy your tickets here.

Here are our finalists:

Sustainable Manufacturing Award

Sponsored by Lockton Companies

Batten & Allen, Cirencester

Hillside Brewery, Longhope

Kohler Mira, Cheltenham


Award for Educational Partnership

Sponsored by SGS College – Berkeley Green

Kohler Mira, Cheltenham

Safran Landing Systems, Gloucester

Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Cirencester


Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by GET

• Jake Weatherley, Gloucestershire Engineering Training, Gloucester

• Melissa Hadgkiss, Cranfield Defence and Security, Shrivenham

• Michael Parsons, Renishaw Plc, Wotton-under-Edge

• Thomas Kier Nicholls, Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Cirencester


Employee of the Year

Sponsored by Omega Resource Group

• Adam Herniman, Impcross Limited, Stroud

• Mike Hazelden, Arc Energy Resources Ltd, Stonehouse

• Richard Lewis, Avon Group, Gloucester


Best Place to Work

Sponsored by BPE Solicitors

Batten & Allen, Cirencester

Truturn Precision Engineering (Charfield) Ltd, Stroud


Best Research & Development Project

Sponsored by Hazlewoods

LTi Metaltech, Abingdon: Tokamak Energy

Waterless Ltd, Stroud: Towel Off body wash


Technology Innovation Award

Sponsored by Kava Communications

Corin Group, Cirencester: Optimised Positioning System (OPS)

Glosfume Ltd, Cheltenham: Self-cleaning ceramic filtration system

Lentus Composites, Eynsham: Cervelo competition bike frames


Disruptor of the Year Award

Sponsored by University of Gloucestershire

Corin Group, Cirencester

MarShip, Tetbury


Exporter of the Year

Sponsored by Barclays

Advanced Coated Products, Cheltenham

Prima Dental, Gloucester

TBS Engineering, Cheltenham


Outstanding Leadership Award

Sponsored by QuoLux

• Bob Wilkins, Truturn Precision Engineering (Charfield) Ltd, Stroud

• Craig Peterson, Future Advanced Manufacture, Cheltenham

• Richard Muller, Prima Dental, Gloucester


SME Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Bruton Knowles

Finnick Group, Cheltenham

Future Advanced Manufacture, Cheltenham

Prima Dental, Gloucester

SST Technology, Witney


Large Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Circle2Success

Avon Group, Gloucester

Corin Group, Cirencester

Ontic Engineering, Cheltenham


The Cotswold Life Engineering, Manufacturing and Innovation Awards wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Meet them here!



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