Houlder named British Design Team of the Year

Houlder’s mechanical design team has been named Design Team of the Year by the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs).  Now in their sixth year, the BEEAs celebrate those UK companies that are demonstrating the skills, invention and dedication required to succeed on an international stage.

Houlder’s team of mechanical and structural engineers won the award for their ingenious work on large, specialist offshore wind farm equipment (pictured.)

The award, sponsored by Tech UK, rewards successful interaction between professionals, sound decision making and effective management of project milestones as well as high quality design.

What the judges said; “A fantastic example of a huge, multidisciplinary project that meets a unique and demanding engineering challenge.”

Rupert Hare, Houlder’s CEO commented “Mechanical Design is an increasingly important part of our business. Our clients require larger and more complex pieces of equipment and our people have consistently responded to the challenge impressively. We are delighted this has been acknowledged by the British Engineering Excellence judges and look forward to more successful projects to come.”

Winners were announced October 9th 2014 at a glittering awards’ lunch at 8 Northumberland – one of the finest Victorian buildings in London.

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