The 2020 M&E Excellence Awards are open for entries!
Following their successful launch last year the awards are back, promising to be bigger and better.
We had a great response in the awards’ inaugural year, culminating in a presentation event at the IMechE in London in November, and we’re keen to build even more momentum this year.
For 2020 we’ve added three new categories:
- Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award – for projects and initiatives which have had a significant effect on the environmental impact of an organisation or production process
- Software as a Solution Award – for a software solution (new or upgraded) that has had a significant impact on the productivity of its clients’ operations
- Young Professional of the Year – for graduates or apprentices under 30 who have made a significant and innovative contribution to the activities of their organisation.
As ever, the aim is to encourage excellence in the fields of maintenance and asset management. We want to sweep away inaccurate perceptions and make sure the true value of this area of activity is recognised, and with it the efforts and successes of you, the professionals in the field.
We are also looking for sponsors, including headline sponsors for the event overall and for each award category.
The awards are open to companies of all sizes and individuals engaged in UK manufacturing industry, including the process and offshore sectors and utilities, as well as academic institutions undertaking collaborative R&D projects.
Take care to read the rules of entry and criteria for each category to maximise your chances of success. Details and the criteria for each category are given below.
Closing date is Friday 26 June 2020. We’ll be announcing the shortlisted entries in the September/October issue of M&E, with an awards event in November and a full report in our Nov/Dec issue.
If your company has been involved in an innovative or transformative project – we want to hear about it!
Award categories and criteria
Maintenance Project of the Year
Entries for this category should be maintenance, upgrade or enhancement projects, including retrofitting or the introduction of new systems or procedures, whether undertaken plant-wide or affecting a single machine or production line,. The project must have demonstrated significant improvements in productivity/efficiency or reductions in costs or downtime.
This award will recognise excellence, innovation and efficiency in the management of assets across a company or plant, including assets not directly related to production processes – for example, building management.
Employer of the year award
This award will go to a company or organisation which has demonstrated excellence in all aspects of its relationship with its workforce, from recruitment and training/development to well-being.
Product Innovation of the Year
This award is for a newly–introduced product for use by maintenance personnel which uses new technology or applies it in a new way and has potential to make a testing, diagnostic, maintenance/repair or monitoring procedure significantly more efficient.
Process Innovation of the Year
This award recognises the application of new technology or the use of technology in a new way to improve the efficiency of a complete manufacturing or diagnostic process or production line/cell.
Training Initiative of the Year
This award recognises excellence in a training or outreach programme or initiative designed to improve the skills of the workforce or to help or encourage them to acquire new skills – including school-leavers, apprentices, graduates and experienced staff.
Health and Safety Award
This award will go to a company or team for a campaign that has demonstrated innovative thinking in bringing about a significant reduction in risk to the safety and health of its workforce or the public.
An award to recognise excellence and innovation in the collection and analysis of data and its use to reduce downtime and failure through effective use of the data for identifying and predicting potential failure.
An award to recognise the application of an innovative technique or thinking in order to bring about a significant decrease in the energy use of a plant or process.
Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award
For projects and initiatives which have had a significant effect on the environmental impact of an organisation or production process.
Software as a Solution Award
For a software solution (new or upgraded) that has had a significant impact on the productivity of its clients’ operations.
Young Professional of the Year
For graduates or apprentices under 30 who have made a significant and innovative contribution to the activities of their organisation.
Maintenance & Engineering Excellence Award
This award will go to the entry from any category which, in the opinion of the editor, is the most deserving of a special accolade on the basis of innovation, productivity or potential impact across industry. All entries in any category are automatically eligible for this award.
Entry is free at www.maintenanceandengineering.com