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Pump sector celebrates at long-awaited return of awards night

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After a 19-month pandemic induced postponement the 2020/21 Pump Industry Awards ceremony took place on 23 September.
The event was held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire, UK, and hosted by Philippa Forrester of Tomorrow’s World.
Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall, said: “I was amazed at the quality of all this year’s entries, and it is testament to the strength of the British Pump Industry that the awards are so well supported. Thanks to all involved in its hosting and delivery.”
First time finalist, Andrew Simpson, of Apex Pumps, added: “The Pump Industry Awards is a great event bringing the industry together and especially after the past year we’ve all had with the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Recognising significant achievements which took place in the 18-month period preceding December 2019, nine category winners were announced, as follows:
Product of the Year Sponsored by Process Engineering
Sulzer XJ900 Submersible Dewatering Pump
Project of the Year Sponsored by Stuart Turner
Armstrong Fluid Technology: Upgrade for National Grid
Environmental Contribution of the Year Sponsored by SPP Pumps
Wilo UK / Environment Agency: River Severn Water Management
Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored by WEG UK
Stuart Turner
Distributor of the Year Sponsored by EMIR Software
Campion Pumps
Supplier of the Year Sponsored by Wilo
ABB
Contribution to Skills & Training Sponsored by Tomlinson Hall
SPP Pumps: STEM Ambassadors in partnership with Innovation Lab
Rising Star Award Sponsored by World Pumps
Thomas Parker, TEC Electric Motors
Lifetime Contribution Sponsored by BPMA
Peter Reynolds, Grundfos Pumps
Event director Andrew Castle said after the event: “Our congratulations go to all the winners for their excellent achievements, but our acknowledgment and appreciation must also go to each and every nominee and finalist. The quality of all entries was again extremely high, and the competition fierce.”