Countdown begins to South West aerospace Oscars

Published on: 19th May 2017

Stars of the South West’s aerospace and defence sectors are being encouraged to submit their entries for the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) Aerospace Ambassadors Awards, as the deadline fast approaches.
Nominations for the awards close on 9 June 2017.  Winners will be announced at a celebration dinner taking place on 28 June at Bristol Museum.
This is the first year WEAF has run the awards which are designed to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the region’s aerospace and defence industry.
The South West has one of the largest concentrations of aerospace and defence capabilities in Europe, and is the biggest aerospace cluster in the UK worth more than £7 billion.
The awards are free to enter and are open to everyone working in the sector. The six award categories are:

  • Best Aerospace Design Engineer
  • Best Young Aerospace Entrant
  • Best representative of Diversity
  • Ed Strongman Legacy Award
  • Best Aerospace Customer Service
  • Best Aerospace Media Ambassador (Short film)

The winners will be selected by an independent panel of recognised experts from across the region’s aerospace and defence industry.
Simon Young, Chief Executive of WEAF, the leading membership trade organisation for aerospace and defence companies in the South West, said: “The South West’s aerospace sector contains some of the brightest and most talented individuals in engineering today.  These awards are designed to celebrate the sector’s unsung heroes and shine a spotlight on their outstanding achievements.
“We’ve had some impressive submissions already but with less than a month to go to the entry deadline, the clock is ticking, so please don’t let talent and achievement go unrecognised – get nominating now! And if you’re in aerospace engineering and the sector, don’t miss out on an exceptional opportunity to network and celebrate –  book your place at what promises to be an inspiring and uplifting evening!”
Headline sponsors include Clevedon-based SKF Aerospace – which specialises in the design and manufacture of high technology self-lubricated plain bearings for aerospace and industrial applications.
Individual award sponsors include Airbus, Castlemead Insurance, Bridgwater & Taunton College, Smith and Williamson, Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Aro PR and Marketing.
To nominate someone for an award or to book your place  visit