The IMechE Southern Engineering Excellence Awards

The IMechE Engineering Excellence Awards recognise engineering achievements across the south of England. By showcasing the important work that our region’s engineers do, these awards help to inform and promote the significant role that engineering plays in today’s society. They also help to reinforce and raise standards of professionalism throughout our industry.

This awards scheme recognises and rewards work at all levels, embracing the work of individuals, small businesses and multi-nationals and we encourage businesses of all sizes across the south of England from Kent to Cornwall, to get involved. You do not have to be an IMechE member to do so.

The Categories

The 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards are split into two sections: Individual Awards and Business Awards.

Three awards highlight the outstanding efforts of individuals:

• Volunteer of the Year
• Young Member of the Year
• Engineer of the Year

Ten awards showcase the achievements of all sizes of business in our region: 

Manufacturer of the Year: SME
Manufacturer of the Year: Corporate
Project of the Year: SME
Project of the Year: Corporate
Project of the Year: Collaboration
Product of the Year: SME
Product of the Year: Corporate  
Start-up of the Year
Employer of the Year
Greatest Contribution to Education

One overall Engineering Excellence Award will be chosen from category winners.

How to Enter

Please find above PDF documents with the judging criteria for each category. 

Please contact Megan Strang to be sent a link to the simple online form. Email:, Phone: 02380 016199.

The Timeline

Applications extended for the IMechE Southern Engineering Excellence Awards.


We’re pleased to announce that applications for the IMechE Southern Engineering Excellence Awards have been extended until the end of July to allow companies more time to apply. Please email for further information.

How to Sponsor

The Southern Engineering Excellence Awards provide a unique opportunity for mechanical engineering and systems engineering businesses and consultancies to build and promote their brand in a highly credible environment. Supporting these awards plays a critical role in advancing the profile of engineering in the UK.  

There are opportunities for Headline Event Sponsors and Award Category Sponsors.

By getting involved, you can:

• Help improve the world through engineering
• Enjoy publicity through multi-platform PR over ten months
• Network with up to 500 engineering professionals
• Celebrate engineering achievements in style
• Recognise the talents of your staff and reward their efforts
• Promote best practice and high professional standards in engineering
• Showcase engineers to the wider community

To find out more, please contact: Megan Strang at React Communications on

How to Enter 

We will shortly be publishing the official nomination form for entry into these awards. 

To express your interest before this date, please contact: Megan Strang at React Communications on

The Awards Dinner

Our annual awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2016 in central Hampshire so that it is easily accessible for those throughout the region. Accommodation will be available on-site. 

Further details about how to book your place will be announced here shortly.


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