Plantworx Innovation Awards 2019 Opens Submissions from Exhibitors

Plantworx Innovation Awards 2019 Opens Submissions from Exhibitors

Winning an award can have incredible benefits for a company and the value and impact can be far reaching, by enhancing brand profile and recognition, which in turn could lead to an increase in sales and improved competitiveness. There’s also tremendous PR value in winning as award, with additional press coverage and free publicity opportunities, both internally and externally.

An award win can also boost staff morale creating a real ‘buzz’ – not forgetting the networking opportunities at the award ceremony – where there are good prospects of meeting potential new customers and industry influencers! The Plantworx Innovation Awards ticks all of these boxes and more – as the winners will also have the opportunity to showcase their winning product at the event in front of thousands of visitors and business leaders. So, what are you waiting for?

Once again, there are specific innovation award categories which include Environmental, Security, Safety, Engineering and Efficiency. In addition, for 2019 the Plantworx and Railworx team have added three new categories to increase the opportunities for all companies exhibiting at the show.

The first is the Digital Innovation category. Digital technology is taking over every aspect of the industry, whether it be automation, control, data collection, planning or operations. This award is open to all innovative developments that use digital technology to improve any aspect of performance, efficiency or safety.

Reliability Innovation is the second new category. Reliability is no longer an aspiration, it is expected as machinery of all types have to perform better, for longer, and perform trouble-free. Any innovation that contributes to the reliability of all types of equipment, from single machines to entire systems, is eligible for this award.

The final award is the ‘People’s Choice’– this award is where the public will be invited to vote for their favourite nominee using an online voting platform.

All entries, except for the Skills & Training category, must be new to market within the last year, leading up to Plantworx 2019. Entries are invited from all Plantworx and Railworx exhibitors. All entries can be uploaded digitally via the Plantworx website. For more information on the criteria for each category and to nominate your product or service, click here.

Meet our industry leading Judging panel

The Plantworx team has assembled a team of leading figures within the industry to judge this year’s awards. Heading up the team is Margo Cole – a very experienced writer and editor who specialises in construction, infrastructure, transport and heavy equipment. She trained as a civil engineer before becoming a journalist.

Joining Margo is Earthmovers Magazine’s Editor Graham Black, Dr Susan Scurlock, Chief Executive and Founder of Primary Engineer and Patrick Flannery, Managing Director of Flannery Plant Hire. Also on the panel are Ian Elliott, Group Head of Security at Clancy Docwra and Nick Boyle, Technical Innovation Director at Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects & Highways division.

The deadline for entries is Friday 22nd February 2019 and the winners will be invited to a Black Tie awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 21st March 2019 at the East of England Arena in Peterborough.

CEA Industry and Awards Dinner organiser, Joanna Oliver MBE, said “The CEA is very pleased to be hosting the Plantworx Innovation Awards during their annual industry dinner on 21st March. The dinner draws high level guests from major OEMs and the construction equipment supply chain, as well as end users of equipment, putting Innovation Awards winners in front of potential customers. Award nominees and winners will also be able to attend the CEA’s conference during the day before donning black tie and hoping to scoop the top prize. Snooker legend OBE Steve Davies will be on hand to compare and present the awards.”

For more details on the awards please contact Louise Carney on 07730 617258.

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