2020 Winners & Shortlisted

The winners and finalists of the Engineering Talent Awards 2020 are listed within each category . Each candidate is truly deserving of recognition for their achievements.

Overall Excellence in Engineering 2020

WINNER

Handprints e-Nable Scotland, University of Glasgow

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland is a student-led, non-profit organisation that 3-D prints fully functioning upper limb prosthetics for children and adults internationally. All costs are covered by the societies ever-continuing fundraising efforts with an incentive to ensure equality in the provision of prosthetics. The quality of these personalised prosthetics and hence, the continued efforts to improve them, are two of the fundamental reasons as to why this society is so ground-breaking. To add to this, the society has a hugely successful education division, visiting schools, parents’ evenings, and networking events to enlighten the younger generation on the e-NABLE chapter, prosthetics and to hopefully start them off on a journey in STEM. Whether it’s the innovation of their myoelectric division, creating an affordable solution to the electrically powered prosthesis, or the outreach division, producing bespoke pieces for humans and animals alike, Handprints e-NABLE Scotland put their all into everything they’ve achieved.

Chartered Engineer of the Year 2020

WINNER

Dr Ozak Esu, Building Research Establishment

Dr Ozak Esu is an inspirational chartered engineer, leading research and innovation within the construction industry. She is the Smart Buildings Technical Lead at BRE and the Construction Innovation Hub, addressing challenges encountered in the adoption of Internet of Things technology within buildings. She dedicates significant time to enthusing young people to pursue careers in engineering. In 2019, she raised £7,500 in donations for various outreach projects and organisations who serve underrepresented groups in engineering.

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Amy Wright, Design ID

Amy Wright is a Senior Civil and Infrastructure Engineer from Sunderland, currently working in Northern Ireland. She was a Senior Engineer on the £118million, award winning Northern Spire Bridge and since then has worked as a Bid Manager before moving into consultancy. Her passion is development engineering; working in energy in Malawi and in sanitation in Kenya and she regularly visits schools to promote engineering through her Zombie Apocalypse Workshop.

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Dr Claire Lucas, University of Warwick

Dr Claire Lucas is Director of Studies for General, Biomedical and Systems Engineering at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of the IMechE. She has created an innovative programme which combines broad knowledge of Engineering Science with specialist knowledge in mathematical modelling, data science, software engineering and system design processes. The programme is based on her experience at Jaguar Land Rover where she carried out and managed modelling capability improvement.

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Orla Murphy, Jaguar Land Rover

Orla Murphy is a chartered engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. She has worked in Acoustics, Quality, Transformation and is now in Software. She is a STEM ambassador, public speaker, writer, mentor, engineering committee chair, coach, and has featured as a role model in the “Born to Engineer” and “This is Engineering” campaigns. It is her mission to dispel perceptions of engineering as boring, and instead wants to showcase how diverse and exciting engineering can be.

Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2020

WINNER

Rachel Green, Cadent Gas

Rachel Green is Cadent’s standout apprentice of the past few years, having successfully completed the Emergency Craftsperson apprenticeship. She is a dedicated, conscientious employee who is always willing to offer a helping hand to others. Above all else, Rachel is a credit to the organisation and a proud advocate for the benefits of an apprenticeship – especially for females in a traditionally male dominated environment, and those who may consider pursuing an apprenticeship later in life.

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Emily Wilson, Arup

Emily has been with Arup for 2 years as a civil engineering apprentice in infrastructure. She is approachable, friendly and works well as part of a team. She’s proactive within the office, through her STEM and other volunteered activities. She is always looking for the next suitable opportunity to volunteer and support younger people interested in STEM. She is not afraid to create those opportunities herself if there is nowhere to volunteer.

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Maddie Beestin-Sheriff, Rolls-Royce

Maddie is a Civil Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprentice at Rolls-Royce and as a bi woman, she has a passion for diversity, inclusion and equality. She represents females in a male-dominated area; educates others by raising awareness of LGBT+ issues; and encourages openness on mental health by speaking about her past experiences. She works tirelessly in the community to encourage young people into Engineering, demonstrating the practical and technical skills she has developed as an Apprentice.

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Megan Whitbread, Troup Bywaters + Anders

Megan Whitbread started with Troup Bywaters + Anders at 17. After completing her Level 3 advanced apprenticeship, she is now a building services degree apprentice in her last year at LSBU. Megan has excelled academically and through hard work, application and the desire to continually improve is exceeding expectations in all areas. Megan is fundamental to the growth of our female intake and her ambassadorial work continues to raise our profile and the benefits of apprenticeships.

Engineering Student of the Year 2020

WINNER

Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh, University of Warwick

Floriane combines her drive and her passion for engineering to inspire others. Several years ago, I introduced her to a representative from a major global grant-giver. Floriane told him about her CREST project, and why it mattered to her, and he went on to make a significant investment in the scheme. Floriane has energised and mobilised many other people in the CREST network and beyond. She is highly articulate and professional – she was an excellent role model for her peers in our CREST Youth Panel. She will be a very valuable team member for any employer. I hope that our paths cross again in future.” Katherine Mathieson- CEO At British Science Association.

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Cameron Ingram, The Open University

Cameron Ingram is an inspirational Open University engineering student, who decided to retrain as an engineer after a career in advice work. After making significant contributions to Scottish Green Party policy, their passion is to combine policy and engineering skills in sustainable water resource management and policy development. An exceptional role-model and advocate for inclusive engineering, Cameron co-founded the Open University group for women engineers and is creating an LGBTQ+ network at Unilever.

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Elizabeth Matthews, Rolls-Royce

Liz Matthews is an Aeronautical Engineering Student in the final year of her degree at Lougborough University.  As a gay, female engineer, during her year in industry at Rolls-Royce, Liz demonstrated that you can be yourself and be a hugely successful intern in a large engineering firm.  She is an inspirational student with a clear drive to highlight the need for greater inclusion in the engineering sector.

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George Lamb, The University of Manchester

George has demonstrated himself to be a highly committed student and has exhibited an excellent motivation and energy during his time with us. He is a strong student, achieving excellent marks in some of the key modules in the course so far, and I have been particularly impressed with the maturity with which he has adapted to university life, as evidenced by his high levels of self-motivation and organisation. It came as no surprise when he was selected via a competitive process for one of our funded summer internships in July 2018. He is on course to achieve a first-class degree in Aerospace Engineering following consistently strong performance across a range of modules. I feel strongly that George has already evidenced the potential to become an excellent engineer and an excellent leader.

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Jasmine Brittan, University of Warwick

Jasmine is a hard-working and motivated individual, determined to be the driver of systemic change in the engineering industry. A Women in Engineering Scholar at the University of Warwick, she takes part in many outreach activities encouraging the participation of all demographics. Notable achievements of hers include being a First Year Course Representative, part of the outreach team for Warwick Engineering Society, and a student expert in the Engineering Build Space. With the ability to listen to all her peers, she is effective at communication and team leadership from being the vice president and head of human engineering in the UK Space Design Competition.

Engineering Graduate of the Year 2020

WINNER

Brogan MacDonald, Ramboll

Brogan is a passionate Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has been demonstrated a devotion to sustainability, diversity and collaborative design. From project managing high profile clients to leading the corporate Women’s Engineering Society partnership, Brogan has displayed enthusiasm for both engineering, inclusion and diversity and people development. Brogan is passionate about destigmatising mental health and has recently designed sculpture ‘Talk to Me’ in Kings Cross for Mental Health Awareness Day.

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Joseph Agnew, Wood

Joseph Agnew joined Wood as a Graduate Process Engineer in September 2018 on graduation with a First Class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Joseph has been an active member of the Wood Diversity and Inclusion group, participating in STEM activities designed to promote Engineering as a career for young people. Joseph is an elected member of the IChemE Congress representing Early Careers and Chair of the Working Group for Member Engagement.

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Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, Sir Robert McAlpine

Mimi-Isabella is an Assistant Materials Engineer at Sir Robert McAlpine and a strong advocate for diversity within the engineering and construction industry. Mimi-Isabella has been involved in numerous outreach programmes and has been recognised by Sir Robert McAlpine and other institutions. Mimi-Isabella is a hardworking, motivated and inspirational engineering graduate, she aspires to become a chartered engineer within the Institution of Civil Engineers and her main goal is to expose others to the various career paths within engineering and become a role model for the BAME community.

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Nicole Cox, Siemens

Working as a graduate engineer for Siemens Mobility within the Railway Signalling, Control and Telecoms business, Nicole is an innovative, creative, and inspirational role model, bringing people together through her Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work. Nicole is also driven by continuous improvement, demonstrated by her willingness to take on challenges that continue to develop her into a well-rounded engineer. She has been awarded EngTech status, and aspires to gain IEng accreditation, then eventually become chartered.

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Oyin Talabi, BuroHappold Engineering

Oyin Talabi is an Energy Engineer at BuroHappold, an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Working with her team, she develops low and zero carbon solutions for new and existing energy systems. Oyin is passionate about diversity in STEM and often takes on roles to promote equality and inclusion in the industry. She is chair and co-founder of BuroHappold’s Diversity and Inclusion network. She also works with the Happold Foundation to provide opportunities to aspiring STEM candidates.

Engineering Returner of the Year 2020

WINNER

Ann Stanhope, Dstl

Ann Stanhope returned to the workforce after an extended career break and has made significant impact by using her life skills to settle into a new environment and then to pick up and expand her residual knowledge of defence. She has devised new metrics for innovation, led in the building of a STEM learning and development (continuous professional development) scheme, and also led on a diversity enhancing and novel recruitment campaign for career-break returners.

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Elizabeth McAlpine, Shell

It is her curiosity for the world of engineering that inspires her. Her determination to design out the risk in safety with Human Factor principles. Dismantling barriers for those coming behind her. For her it is about speaking the truth when silence is easier, when she had to challenge Decommissioning principles one day in a group discussion it was done not of the knowledge that she had, but of the change she could make.

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Helen Taylor, Lacus Resources

Helen is a geologist and geotechnical engineer with international energy industry experience covering six continents and twelve countries. Helen has gained extensive experience working with a wide variety of international operators and consultancies covering a diverse range of oil and gas projects as well as renewable energy ventures. She is passionate about energy and is committed to leveraging her skills to aid the UK’s sustainable and responsible development of the industry throughout its transition.

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Katherine Bruce, BAE Systems

Kat had to follow the STEM Returners route to step from superyachts to Navy ships but has shown that her transferable knowledge coupled with the strong development program for engineering careers at BAE means she is rapidly heading towards a senior role that no one would have foreseen before she received the invite on STEM Returners LinkedIn. Kat is proof that an unconventional career path can also be a successful one.

Executive Leader of the Year 2020

WINNER

Prof. Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, NMITE

Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, CEO and President at NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering) is an esteemed and respected female engineer who strives for change and has supported, developed and effectively led the organisation in an aim to change the face of engineering education within the UK.

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Dr Adrienne Houston, Eurovacuum Products Ltd

Adrienne is a Company Director/Owner of Eurovacuum Products Ltd. Her company specialises in vacuum and low pressure compressor systems. To complement her professional work in 2019 Adrienne was appointed by the Royal Academy of Engineering for the role of Diversity and Inclusion Visiting Professor at the University of Birmingham. As a woman business owner, she has experienced gender prejudice in part of her career and understand the difficulties underrepresented groups and female engineers may face.

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Dr Emma Taylor, The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS)

With 30+ years’ engineering experience, Dr Emma Taylor is a Non-Exec Director and Council Member of the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS), a cross-sector charity whose members are globally recognised for safety leadership. Emma is a FT Inclusive Boards Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering. A 2018 Telegraph Top 50 Woman Engineer, Emma uses her profile to engage and enthuse all sectors, disciplines and career stages, a truly diverse approach to safety leadership.

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Warrick Matthews, Rolls-Royce

Warrick Matthews is Chief Procurement Officer at Rolls-Royce but his other roles demonstrate his passion for equality, diversity and inclusion. He chairs the Civil Aerospace Diversity and Inclusion Council, which identifies, implements and monitors improvements to D&I across Rolls-Royce globally, and he is Executive co-sponsor of Prism, the Rolls-Royce LGBT+ employee resource group. Warrick inspires many in Rolls-Royce and Engineering more broadly through his visible, unwavering support for allowing everyone to be themselves.

Best Project of the Year 2020

WINNER

Together the Best Campaign, UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks’ flagship inclusivity and engagement projects have proactively close gaps in inequality over the last 12 months. A diverse and inclusive team creates a positive, productive business which every employee can be proud and comfortable to work for. UK Power Networks’ Together the Best campaign and new ‘EMPower community’ focus on recruiting and retaining diverse talent in the industry is reflecting and enhancing local communities and improving business performance.

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Education & Skills Strategy, Cadent Gas Ltd

Cadent is committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers through our Education and Skills strategy. We are a passionate organisation, our employees love giving back to the communities we serve and acting as role models through various avenues that is available.

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Umbrella Project, Heathrow

Devised by ADHD Foundation, the hugely popular ‘Umbrella Project’ was displayed in arrivals in Heathrow’s Terminal 5 – the first time this artwork has been available to view in London or at an airport. Celebrating the gifts, talents and employability of those with neuro-developmental conditions, the project name stems from the use of ADHD and autism as ‘umbrella terms’, reframing them as unique ‘Super Powers’. Demonstrating Heathrow’s commitment to ensuring everyone can travel and thrive at work.

Best Innovation of the Year 2020

WINNER

Qflow, Qualis Flow

Qualis Flow is a construction technology company that helps contractors and major projects manage their social and environmental impact through the use of Artificial Intelligence. As the global climate crisis ramps up, communicating with stakeholders and being able to respond to changes in the environment has never been more important. Through automated data collection and analysis on their digital platform, contractors save time, reduce costs, and enhance their reputation within their local area.

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Stablspoon,  University of Warwick

Stablspoon is an affordable stabilising spoon for people with hand tremors. This spoon does not use complex electronics resulting in a significantly lower cost than competitors whilst delivering comparable performance. Existing products in the market are priced over £200 whereas Stablspoon is expected to sell for under £50. It has recently won the Design Council Spark Award for independent living and is sponsored by both the Design Council and Alzheimer’s Society.

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3D LiDAR Modelling of Tunnels in Turbulent Flow, Jameel Marafie & Puneet Chhabra, Headlight Ai & Julian Britton, Wessex Water

The innovation enables the accurate surveying and 3D modelling of sewer tunnels, avoiding dangerous and costly person entry into these environments. Wessex Water and utility companies worldwide have a real need for this innovation. Headlight AI developed this solution using a multi-sensor system (including LiDAR), signal and image processing, and artificial intelligence (AI), correcting for the motion of the unmanned vehicle (in this case a floating platform) within the turbulent flow conditions of the sewer.

Best Inclusion Programme of the Year 2020

WINNER

New Directions, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

Individuals have assets and are employable if they can be given a chance to demonstrate their skills in a way other than through conventional routes. Everyone deserves the right to support into employment, support to overcome their barriers and introductions into new sector pathways despite their backgrounds. We are committed to supporting individuals into work in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector.

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Diversity and Inclusion, AWE

AWE’s Diversity and Inclusion programme aims to provide an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. It’s an intersectional programme supported by the CEO and Executive Team, bringing passionate employees from across the organisation together to provide real and practical solutions for inclusion to take place. Creating external partnerships to develop best practice and using enei’s TIDE and the WISE Ten Steps for benchmarking to measure progress, AWE is committed to being truly diverse and inclusive.

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Highways UK Schools Event, Highways England

At the flagship Highways UK industry event Highways England inspired future generations by inviting West Midlands schools to experience first-hand what goes on behind the cones. By bringing pupils into an adult industry event and enabling them to take part in ‘discovery trails’ around the stands and then having ‘big conversations’ with senior leaders, it got the young people thinking and talking about the innovation and technologies they saw.

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Reverse Mentoring Scheme, Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald’s Reverse-Mentoring scheme connects disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT+) colleagues at junior levels with senior leaders. The scheme supports diversity in the management pipeline while building inclusive leadership among senior colleagues. Mentors/reverse-mentors are paired for a year with live training and quarterly one-2-ones. Over 100 staff have participated in the scheme, now in its third cohort, with 95% of participants saying they would recommend it.

Best Engineering Society of the Year 2020

WINNER

Handprints e-Nable Scotland, University of Glasgow

Handprints e-NABLE Scotland is a student-led, non-profit organisation that 3-D prints fully functioning upper limb prosthetics for children and adults internationally. All costs are covered by the societies ever-continuing fundraising efforts with an incentive to ensure equality in the provision of prosthetics. The quality of these personalised prosthetics and hence, the continued efforts to improve them, are two of the fundamental reasons as to why this society is so ground-breaking. To add to this, the society has a hugely successful education division, visiting schools, parents’ evenings, and networking events to enlighten the younger generation on the e-NABLE chapter, prosthetics and to hopefully start them off on a journey in STEM. Whether it’s the innovation of their myoelectric division, creating an affordable solution to the electrically powered prosthesis, or the outreach division, producing bespoke pieces for humans and animals alike, Handprints e-NABLE Scotland put their all into everything they’ve achieved.

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Women’s Engineering Society (WWES), Warwick University

The Warwick Women’s Engineering Society was founded in December 2018 to create a supportive community for STEM students and raise issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in education and the workplace. The society supports their student community academically, in their search for a career, and in their wellbeing. WWES support the wider community through outreach and working with the School of Engineering to promote diversity in STEM.

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Engineers Without Borders, University College London

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UCL is the largest university chapter of NGO EWB UK. This year, the committee has achieved new heights in all its activities, facilitating workshops, STEM outreach, speaker events, local and international projects, and member socials. EWB UCL’s flagship ‘Designathon: Design with Impact’ was established through extensive collaboration with industry, NGOs and academia. These achievements have strengthened UCL student engagement in sustainable development and enabled its committee to develop as leaders.

Best Recruitment Team of the Year 2020

WINNER

Siemens Talent Acquisition Team

Siemens Talent Acquisition have really built traction with their D&I strategy over the past year focusing on gender, LGBTQAI+ and neurodiversity initiatives. Particular highlights include the launch of lean in groups, the relaunch of employee networks, employee led flexibility, adapting the recruitment process for those with Autism, ensuring job adverts are gender neutral and showing casing all the employee stories through our various communications channels including VERCIDA.

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Cordant Engineering

Cordant Engineering is the specialist engineering arm of Cordant People, recruiting for professional engineering roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. In 2019, their dedicated project team has focused on the issue of gender disparity in the engineering industry, working with charity partners, their clients and candidates, and educational bodies to promote the role of women in the engineering industry, and to support women working in the industry to thrive.

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Morson Recruitment Divisions (Morson Group)

Morson is committed to changing perceptions within business, championing women and other underrepresented groups in engineering and empowering young talent through mentorship. There’s no denying that diversity achieves better commercial results by driving innovative ideas, changing the status quo and raising the bar for success. Yet it isn’t just as easy as attracting talent from underrepresented groups – as a business Morson also create working environments that champion equality and inclusivity from the inside out.

Employee Network of the Year 2020

WINNER

OutLinkUK, BAE Systems

OutLinkUK is an LGBTQ+ employee network which has grown year on year since its launch in 2015. It’s the largest and longest running network in BAE Systems and has formed the template by which other employee networks run. OutLinkUK not only support their own staff on LGBTQ+ related issues, they have passed on their expertise to other networks in the engineering industry. They support LGBTQ+ people in local areas by sponsoring prides and other events.

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PRISM, Rolls-Royce

Launched in 2015, Prism is the Rolls-Royce LGBT+ employee network. With a strategy aimed at embedding LGBT+ inclusion across the business and with over 1,000 members supporting them, Prism are delivering real culture change in Rolls-Royce. And with collaboration at the heart of everything they do, Prism are known for their work across the Engineering sector as they support others on their own LGBT+ journey. Prism – helping more engineers be at their best!

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Women in Engineering & Allies, Jaguar Land Rover

JLR’s Women in Engineering and Allies network aims to promote and facilitate a gender inclusive environment within engineering such that everyone can have equally enjoyable careers. WIE&A is supporting more diverse talent across the business by empowering women and allies to encourage diverse thinking in technical areas to ensure we retain talent, deliver the best innovation for our products, and inspire the next generation to consider a fascinating and engaging career within engineering.

Best Professional Engineering Institution of the Year 2020

WINNER

The Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the global aerospace professional body. As a modern and relevant organisation it places high importance on increasing diversity and inclusion throughout the sector to ensure the best talent is available to tackle future challenges such as climate change and space exploration. The Society’s diversity and inclusion agenda is designed to ensure that the only prerequisite for a career in this sector is a passion for aerospace, regardless of background.

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Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers has a global membership of 95,000 members. In 2015 ICE commissioned a report, Disruptive Diversity, which examined every area of our operation. This was followed by a 2016 Action Plan, and from there, annual self-assessment based on the Royal Academy/Science Council Framework. Building on its comprehensive data-set, ICE has focused on removing barriers, also enabling partnership work and bottom-up initiatives by members to promote cultural change and ownership.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The IET is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and has launched an EDI Strategy that focuses on multiple diversity strands in addition to going beyond the nine protected characteristics. Their strategy, which has support from the highest levels of the institution – being approved and signed off by their Board of Trustees and Executive Team, seeks to address the UK engineering skills shortage, ensure that its polices, practices and procedures are representative of EDI and continues to create an inclusive culture for its members, volunteers and staff. It is a great example of setting a multifaceted EDI Strategy being set across a complex organisational structure. The IET is committed to continue to alter the unhelpful perceptions around the engineering profession through impactful initiatives and actions that celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.

Small-Medium Enterprise of the Year 2020

WINNER

The Fire Surgery

The Fire Surgery is a small company of ten employees dedicated to diversity and inclusion within the workplace and the wider engineering industry. In eight years it has grown into a thriving team drawing the diverse cultural and educational backgrounds to deliver high quality fire engineering solutions to challenging projects.

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Energus

nucleargraduates is a programme where extraordinary individuals with strong problem-solving ability, flexibility and communication skills can get their career in the nuclear industry off to a flying start. nucleargraduates is an exciting gateway to one of the most stable and secure industries in the UK today and we aim to address the current skills gaps with highly qualified, determined and enthusiastic engineers and scientists. nucleargraduates are the leaders of the future.

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The Women’s Engineering Society

WES has recently transitioned from a volunteer-led organisation to a not-for-profit SME, responding to the growing demand for their services. WES supports and inspires women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; encourages the education of engineering; and supports companies with gender diversity and inclusion. Their vision is a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering, and one in which there are enough engineers to meet a growing demand.

Large Employer of the Year 2020

WINNER

Morson Group

Morson is committed to changing perceptions within business, championing women and other underrepresented groups in engineering and empowering young talent through mentorship. There’s no denying that diversity achieves better commercial results by driving innovative ideas, changing the status quo and raising the bar for success. Yet it isn’t just as easy as attracting talent from underrepresented groups – as a business Morson also create working environments that champion equality and inclusivity from the inside out.

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Rolls-Royce

At Rolls-Royce, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. You’ll find this reflected in our values and behaviours, in our policies and practices, in our care promise and in our coaching and development. We proactively promote inclusion as it’s critical to our success. Creating an environment where everyone feels respected and empowered is one of the ways that we are actively shaping and improving the world we live in.

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UK Power Networks

Electrical utility UK Power Networks has gone above and beyond to address an engineering sector which is a step adrift from the rest of the UK. The company is seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team to create a positive, productive business which every employee can be proud and comfortable to work for. This year the company has focused on recruiting diverse talent into the industry, reflecting and enhancing local communities and improving performance.