November 2016

The BECBC Business Awards Winners 2016 were announced at a Gala Dinner on Thursday 17 November 2016. The event was hosted by Kim Inglis, the atrium at Energus was filled with representatives of Cumbrian businesses and representatives of the sponsoring companies.

Mark Telford Forth’s MD and Graham Forth’s Project Director were delighted to collect the Highly Commended award for Business Innovation. The recognition in receiving Highly Commended in the business innovation category has reinforced our commitment to foster innovation in West Cumbria. Congratulations to all the finalist and winners, all of them are worthy of the accolade.

November 2016

Mark Telford, Forth's Managing Director was honoured to accept the Best Academic Collaboration Award 2016, at the Innovus Awards ceremony on behalf of everyone involved in the collaboration between Forth Engineering and Manchester University. This award recognises the excellent relationship the two parties have developed over the past few years working on various innovative Research and Development projects, taking these projects from proof of concept through to commercialisation. This accolade serves as an inspiration to the next generation of collaboration programmes, providing a framework to strengthen our involvement with the university’s KTP programme which will allow us to keep pushing innovation forward.


Everyone at Forth would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of the CN Group Awards 2016. A great night was had by our colleagues, these awards provided an opportunity to showcase business in Cumbria and demonstrated real successes across the county.


Martin Lewis our commercial Director was deeply honoured to accept the British Engineering Excellence Awards – Small Company of the Year 2016 Award, on behalf of everyone at Forth at the gala dinner in London. BEEAs 2016 Winners

We are sincerely grateful for the recognition we have attained in receiving this award in particular for all the hard work demonstrated by the whole team here at Forth, we are very sure that every other nominee for this award was as capable of winning this award. This award represents a culmination of all the hard work and dedication by all the staff at Forth and we are sincerely grateful for this acknowledgment. This accolade serves as a platform for inspiration and can only stimulate our innovation and collaborations securing our continuing business success. The award also represents a key step towards achieving our strategic goals, if we are to inspire the next generation, giving work opportunity is not enough in itself to motivate and retain apprentices. At Forth we are able to clearly map out longer term career paths, in technical and managerial routes and realise student and employees long term future in the business.

Providing a framework to support the students on their journey is pivotal to maintaining engagement and commitment, strengthening our involvement in the KTP programme will enable our employees and students to shape their respective careers as they move forward.


The British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) reward companies who have shown innovation in design within the last year and reward the individual design engineers who made the innovations possible.
The Awards are open to any business whose UK-based design engineering function has displayed measurable innovation in terms of product development MA Business, publishers of New Electronics and Eureka magazines, has announced the shortlist for this year’s BEEAs. Good luck to all the finalists. The winners will be announced at a gala lunch at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), London.

Forth Engineering has been short listed in the following categories:

  • Small Business of the Year

The Judges for the British Engineering Excellence Awards have been drawn from a cross section of electronic and engineering design disciplines. They are all technical and well qualified people who champion innovative engineering design.


CN Group has announced the shortlist for its Business Awards 2016, these feature 45 finalists with 15 winners announced at the gala dinner in October 2016. Good luck to all the finalists.

Forth Engineering has been short listed in the following categories:

  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Rising Star – Kyle Jenkinson

The headline speaker is the newly appointed Small Business Minister, Margot James. Jonathan Lee, development director of CN Group said ‘All the judges were particularly impressed with the standard of this year’s entries”. “it is testimony to the energy and commitment of individual business people and the dynamic and diverse business across the whole of Cumbria and the judges had such a difficult task.” The judges were Jonathan Lee, and CN Group Business editor Julian Whittle, John Granger stakeholder director British Energy Coast Business Cluster and Paul Murphy a former CN Group Business Awards winner, who won business person of the year in 2014.

JUNE 2016

Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) has announced the shortlists for its Business Awards 2016 and these feature 22 different businesses in eight categories, all sponsored by BECBC member companies and organisations. Good luck to all the finalists.

Forth Engineering has been short listed in the following categories:

  • Inspiring People – Sponsored by Morgan Sindall and ARUP in joint venture
  • Business Innovation – Sponsored by Innovus

Grainger, Stakeholder Relations Director for BECBC, chaired a panel of shortlisting judges made up of Fred Sheil of Fred Sheil Consulting and Tracy Stainton of Burnetts Solicitors. “The judges were presented with 75% more entries than last time and plenty of very strong submissions,” said John, “so there is certainly success to celebrate amongst BECBC members. The quality of the entrants going forward is impressive. In fact, in three categories we have included four companies in the shortlist and are leaving it to the expert judges to choose between them at the next stage! I’d like to congratulate everyone on their work so far and wish them the very best of luck in the final judging.”

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