The prestigious Pump Industry Awards Dinner, which is produced annually by Touchwave Media on behalf of the BPMA, is the ideal opportunity to recognise the exceptional engineering talent that our industry currently enjoys. The skill, innovation, and dogged determination shown by this sector’s engineering staff ensure the delivery of effective and efficient pumping systems, time and again.

From pump manufacturers and distributors, through to sector specific end users and system integrators, the depth of technical knowledge and application know-how is really first class.  But this high level of engineering excellence does not just happen of course! It takes a great deal of support and encouragement by the employers, and of course hard work, dedication and ongoing training by the individuals themselves.

The BPMA is extremely proud of the training programmes that it has been able to offer the pump sector over the years, and remains committed to the ongoing progression of all those opting for an engineering career within the pump sector.
This commitment to providing high calibre training modules (all of which are now CPD accredited), along with the constant drive to help pump companies and their engineers to improve their technical and operational knowledge of pump systems, also supports and underpins a healthy and robust industry. 

Additionally, it helps to encourage new engineers into the sector, by demonstrating the opportunity for personal ongoing development and career progression – something which is key to any industry, in helping address whatever skills gap might exist!    

However, this individual commitment to engineering excellence often goes unnoticed outside of the specific projects or companies with which these individuals are engaged. That is why the ‘Engineer of the Year’ category within the annual Pump Industry Awards programme is crucial to this endeavour.  It provides the ideal platform through which to honour their achievements.

Open to any pump engineer who has made a positive contribution to an interesting product or project, this important category allows you to nominate an engineer who you believe has gone the extra mile, either for his company, or for his customers.  So go on, what have you got to lose?  Submit an entry, and allow your employee or colleague to gain the accolade that they rightly deserve. 
Alan Burrows, Editor, World Pumps, commented, “Bringing new talent into the pump industry and keeping our young engineers motivated to stay there is a major challenge for all manufacturers. Without the support and incentive to grow, there will be no technical innovations within either product development or the all-important project and applications arena. Today’s young engineers will be at the heart of environmental contributions of the future and form the core talent of the top pump manufacturers of tomorrow; reason enough therefore to acknowledge and reward their efforts through this awards programme.”

If you want to play your part in bringing engineering excellence to the fore, please do visit the PIA website –  The ‘Online Entry’ Forms will be available for completion until 5.00pm on Monday 15 January 2018, providing ample time in which to submit an entry.

The 2018 Pump Industry Awards Ceremony will take place on 22 March at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire.