Plessey has won the coveted Grand Prix at the 2017 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). The awards recognise companies that have demonstrated the most significant innovations in engineering and electronics design within the past year.

Besides being awarded ‘best in show’, Plessey has also been named the Materials Application of the Year. In this category, the judges studied evidence of how the properties of a particular material (or material combination) had been used to solve a design challenge.

BEEAs guest host Johnny Ball, Plessey’s Regional Sales Manager Jenny Garner and Jon Benson, MD, Mark Allen Group (the event organiser)

Keith Strickland, Chief Technology Officer at Plessey, commented: “As the only major LED manufacturer in the UK and one of the few developing gallium nitride on silicon LED technology in the world, we are delighted Plessey has been recognised by the BEEAs. The choice of material can make or break an engineering design and enable products that deliver both superior performance and a lower cost solution.”

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