25 Jun 2024

Pump industry excellence acknowledged at 2024 awards ceremony

Pump Industry Awards

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) recently hosted its annual Pump Industry Awards presentation at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. With a notable increase in submissions across eight categories, this year’s event showcased outstanding entries from various sectors within pump manufacturing and distribution.

The evening underscored achievements in business and professional standards within the industry. Martin Bayfield, former England and British & Irish Lions rugby player, provided entertainment, underscoring the return to in-person gatherings. The event fostered networking opportunities, reinforcing the significance of personal connections within the sector.

Dale Croker, Managing Director of KSB in the UK and BPMA President, opened the ceremony by commending finalists for their contributions to innovation, skills development, and service delivery. He highlighted BPMA’s role in advocating for regulatory frameworks conducive to operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Wayne Rose, BPMA Director and CEO, expressed satisfaction with the event’s engagement, emphasising its role in recognising industry achievements. He praised the quality of submissions and reiterated the importance of the awards in supporting the pump sector.

Bob Tichband, Chief Operating Officer at SPP Pumps, a long-standing supporter of BPMA, echoed this sentiment, emphasising the association’s support for UK pump manufacturers. SPP Pumps received the prestigious ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year and the ‘Rising Star’ accolade for employee Ben Warren.

The winners of the eight categories, recognising achievements up to December 2023, were announced as follows:

  • Product of the Year: CREST PUMPS – Assoma AVF-C Pump
  • Project of the Year: KSB and Cornish Metals – South Crofty Tin Mine
  • Environmental Contribution of the Year: BEDFORD PUMPS – Indonesia Flood Mitigation Project
  • Manufacturer of the Year: SPP Pumps
  • Distributor of the Year: Anglo Pumps
  • Supplier of the Year: EMiR Software
  • Contribution to Skills & Training: JOHN CRANE – DISCOVER Graduate Engineers Programme
  • Rising Star Award: Ben Warren – SPP PUMPS

Additionally, a charitable donation was made to WaterAid, reflecting the industry’s commitment to social responsibility.