Industrial Plant & Equipment has launched the IP&E awards. Industrial Plant & Equipment is part of Western Business Media’s portfolio of publications, together with sister titles Controls, Drives & Automation, Fire & Security Matters, Logistics Matters, Cleaning Matters, and Health & Safety Matters.

“Following our 30th anniversary last year, the launch of the Industrial Plant & Equipment Awards marks another milestone for IP&E,” said Edward Lowton, editor of Industrial Plant & Equipment. “Working with our partners, the awards will offer different visions of industrial excellence linked to each of the categories, spotlighting the incredible brands, companies of all sizes and hard-working individuals that make up the sector.

“The IP&E Awards honour all the elements that make the UK industry exceptional,” said Mark Sennett, CEO of Western Business Media. “They acknowledge everyone from the engineers, executives, and businesses who are leading the way, to the latest ground-breaking products, solutions, and services. And let’s not forget how the sector is tackling important challenges like addressing sustainability and the shortage of STEM skills, which will be a big focus in the years to come.

The first judges have been announced following the backing of two UK trade associations, who will each contribute to the judging panel for the event. Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) Head of Operations James Fudge and GAMBICA Sector Head – Industrial Automation Nikesh Mistry will form part of the panel of judges.

The deadline for entries is 18 August 2023 and the winners will be revealed at a free-to-attend online ceremony in October 2023.