Meet our 2024 Annual Awards Winners

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported our dinner this year and to our guests in attendance last night. If the last few years have taught us anything it’s that our industry is truly remarkable, and with another successful sold out awards dinner under our belt, we want to say thank you and express how much we appreciate the effort and support shown for our awards each year.

Massive congratulations to our 2024 Award Winners. The excellence demonstrated by our winning companies and young engineers is truly a testament to the strength of talent within our industry. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by all of our winners never fails to fill us with optimism for the future of engineering in Scotland.

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Our 2024 Winners 

2024 Scottish Engineering Company of The Year Award – Celeros Flow Technology – ClydeUnion Pumps 

The Scottish Engineering Company of the Year Award 2024 was awarded to Celeros Flow Technology – ClydeUnion Pumps. They are committed to creating a safer, more resilient and cleaner energy future through investment in their people, technology and global flagship pump manufacturing site which has been based in Cathcart, Glasgow since 1886. Gary Walker, Director of Global Engineering Operations for Celeros Flow Technology, commented: “We are so proud to receive this recognition, particularly given the quality of the entries from our peers this year. The award is a testament to the ClydeUnion Pumps team, our customers and partners, who have all contributed to making the brand into a global leader in the manufacture and maintenance of safety-critical industrial pumps.  I’d like to thank Scottish Engineering for acknowledging our continued investment in developing the skills and technology that will make the Cathcart site in Glasgow a beacon of engineering excellence for many years to come. 



2024 Scottish Engineering President’s Award – Collins Aerospace

The 2024 President’s Award was presented to Collins Aerospace in Prestwick. Andrew Hodge, Managing Director, Prestwick MRO, said: “Collins Aerospace in Prestwick is honoured to have received the Scottish Engineering President’s Award for the overall performance of our maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft nacelle systems and aero-engine components. This award recognises the significant and continuous investments undertaken to ensure the company’s site in South Ayrshire is a world leading facility, boasting one of Europe’s largest aerospace grade autoclaves to support composite material repairs. 


2024 Engineering Excellence Award – Matthew Algie

The 2024 Engineering Excellence Award was awarded to Matthew Algie. Paul Chadderton, Director at Matthew Algie, said: It’s a real honour to earn such a prestigious award. This recognition not only reflects our roastery upgrade, which, through a robust plan, maximised the use of confined space to create what we believe is now one of the best roasters in Europe, but also underscores our 160-year commitment to excellence across all aspects of our business.We are proud to have been recognised for all our recent efforts, which have increased our capacity by 25%, reduced manual handling by 90%, created 38 new jobs, and lowered carbon emissions by more than 1,800 tonnes per year.These changes, coupled with the ongoing evolution of our processes, will enable us to achieve our goal of becoming Net Zero by 2040—a commitment our incredible team, to whom we owe this award, is dedicated to fulfilling, while ensuring the very best service for our valued customers.” 


2024 Manufacturing Excellence Award – Hydrasun

The 2024 Manufacturing Excellence Award was awarded to Hydrasun. Don Morrison, Divisional Manager at Hydrasun said Hydrasun are very honoured to have been chosen for such a prestigious award. Winning the Scottish Engineering, Manufacturing Excellence Award 2024is a fantastic accolade and clear recognition of everyone at Hydrasun’s hard work, dedication and commitment to high quality, local manufacturing. Hydrasun continue to deliver value for money products and solutions for our customer’s on an international basis.  Innovation, Continual Improvement and Investment are key priorities across our 8 UK and European manufacturing facilities as we continue to grow our presence in the energy transition space.Thank You Scottish Engineering” 


2024 Business Transformation Award – Wallace McDowall Ltd

The 2024 Business Transformation Award was presented to Wallace McDowall Ltd. John Gemmell, Managing Director stated, “This award is recognition of the tremendous effort of the entire workforce at Wallace McDowall Ltd. to embrace change and push themselves and the business forward as we strive to create a customer and employee centric business model. We could not have achieved everything that we have over the past few years without their commitment and their buy-in to support the leadership team as we embarked on our journey to create a safe, modern, challenging, and exciting working environment that delivers first class quality products to our expanding customer base”. 


2024 Sustainable Development Award THREE60 Energy

The 2024 Sustainable Development Award​ was awarded to THREE60 Energy​. Walter Thain, CEO said THREE60 Energy is incredibly honoured to accept the Scottish Engineering Sustainable Development award. This recognition underpins our unwavering commitment to sustainable practices, innovative engineering technology and the positive development of our people. Together, we will continue to drive better solutions, ensuring a sustainable and a more resilient future for generations to come. Thank you to the judges, our incredible team, our customers and all our supply chain partners who share our vision of Better Energy Together. 


2024 Innovation Excellence Award – Linn Products Ltd

The 2024 Innovation Excellence Award was awarded to Linn Products Ltd. Chris O’Brien, Director of Operations said “Innovation is at the heart of life at Linn, both in the pioneering products that we bring to market and in the ways that we make them. This has allowed our small, Scottish, independent business to flourish on the global stage, and to lead the industry time and time again. Recognition of this work by Scottish Engineering is fantastic and we are delighted to receive the award


2024 Skills Excellence Award – Almond Engineering

The 2024 Skills Excellence Award was presented to Almond Engineering. Michelle Quinn, Managing Director said “Almond Engineering Ltd are proud and honoured to have been recognised to receive this award. The full team at Almond have worked immensely hard and collectively strive to provide the best possible Precision Engineering and one stop shop service to our extensive customer base. We continue to invest heavily in the latest technology alongside a detailed continual improvement programme and training/upskilling new and existing employees regularly to ensure the longevity of the business for the future and to help develop the next generation of engineers and keep manufacturing on the map in Scotland”.  






2024 Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA24) in partnership with The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow Ross McPhillie of RUA Life Sciences

Our 2024 Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA24) in partnership with The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow was presented to Ross McPhillie of RUA Life Sciences for his role in developing a prosthetic heart valve prototype that is transitioning to commercialisation.


2024 Runner Up for Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA24) in partnership with The Incorporation of Hammermen of GlasgowEwan Ferguson of Consarc Engineering 


2024 Runner Up for Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA24) in partnership with The Incorporation of Hammermen of GlasgowRoss Herbert of Leonardo

Bruce Wood, Deacon of The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow quoted, “Once again the standard of young engineers entering the competition has been inspiring, with outstanding presentations revealing the depth of engineering talent that Scotland can be proud ofChoosing a winner amongst such high standards is always difficult, but in Ross McPhillie of RUA Life Sciences, we have a worthy winner. Ross aimed to innovate heart valve technology by developing a prototype which successfully lasted 200 million cycles in durability tests and is now transitioning to commercialisation. Alongside Ross, all our finalists, should be proud of their outstanding achievements and they are a true inspiration to Scottish engineers, young and not so young.” 



2024 Engineering Graduate Apprentice of the Year Award – Jennifer Mackay of Ferguson Marine 

The 2024 Engineering Graduate Apprentice of the Year was presented to Jennifer Mackay of Ferguson Marine for her excellent organisational and communication skills.


2024 Runner Up for Engineering Graduate Apprentice of the Year Award James Duncan of Celeros Flow Technology – Clyde Union Pumps

The runner up trophy was awarded to James Duncan of Celeros Flow Technology – Clyde Union Pumps for showing significant aptitude for engineering and exceeding academically. 


2024 Modern Apprentice of the Year Award Zack More of Glendale Mouldings Ltd 

The 2024 Engineering Modern Apprentice of the Year was presented to Zack More of Glendale Mouldings Ltd for the quality and variety of the work that he has produced, his appetite for learning and his project in the toolroom.


2024 Runner Up for Modern Apprentice of the Year Award Dylan Jobson of Babcock

The runner up trophy was awarded to Dylan Jobson of Babcock for his professional approach, high level of skills and work carried out on HMS Prince of Wales last year.

This year’s images are available to purchase should you wish through this online gallery. We’d like to extend our thanks to our fantastic photographer Guy Hinks for his work last night. The password to access the online gallery is “hilton”. Thank you.



A huge thank you to our event sponsors