Subsea awards to be bigger and better in 2008News // October 10, 2007
Subsea UK has launched the 2008 Subsea Business Awards. After the huge success of the inaugural awards earlier this year, the industry body is anticipating hundreds of nominations from around the UK for 2008.
The awards aim to recognise excellence and achievement across the rapidly expanding subsea sector and feature categories for individuals as well as small and large organisations.
The categories are Best Subsea Company, Best New Subsea Business and Best Young Subsea Personality. The board of Subseea UK will make a special award to the individual who has made the greatest contribution to the subsea industry.
The Subsea Business Awards 2008 opened earlier this week, with entries to be submitted by 1st of December 2007. The recognition of the out-standing work, achievement and innovation in the sector will be celebrated at the awards dinner held on February 13th, the evening before Europe’s largest subsea exhibition and conference - Subsea 08, which is already sold out.
Last year’s winners were JP Kenny for Subsea Company of the Year, DES Operations for Best Newcomer to the Subsea Industry and Best Young Personality of the Year and was awarded to Liam Macintyre of MCS.
The award for Greatest Individual Contribution to the Subsea Industry went to John Mair - global technology manager with Subsea 7.
Subsea UK, chairman, Bill Edgar said: "The UK subsea sector is full of talented professionals with the ability and desire to take the industry into a new era, both in terms of technology and performance. It is anticipated that these awards will highlight some leading lights who have not only helped shape the industry’s past but will be part of driving forward its future.”