Plantworx Innovation Award winners 2019 announced

Innovation comes in many forms – from new machines to safety initiatives, and from simple solutions to the latest digital technology.

The best innovations in the construction and rail equipment sectors have been celebrated with the announcement of the Plantworx Innovation Awards 2019 Winners.

The winners were announced and presented with their awards following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) annual conference, during a Gala Dinner, hosted by snooker legend, Steve Davis OBE.

More than 150 guests attended the presentation, which took place at the Plantworx exhibition’s new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough on the evening of 21st March 2019.

This year there were eight categories, which between them attracted 110 individual entries from across the industry. The categories were:

  • Commitment to skills and training
  • Digital innovation
  • Efficiency
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Engineering
  • Non-operated plant and support products

The entries were judged by a panel of experts with knowledge and understanding of the construction and rail industries and of the importance of innovation in today’s market. They were:

  • Graham Black – Editor, Earthmovers
  • Nick Boyle – Technical Innovation Director, Balfour Beatty
  • Ian Elliott - UK Group Head of Security, Clancy Docwra
  • Patrick Flannery – Managing Director, Flannery Plant Hire
  • Dr Susan Scurlock MBE - Chief Executive and Founder, Primary Engineer
  • David Shipman - Innovations Engineering Manager in IP Signalling, Network Rail
  • Margo Cole – Construction Journalist

The judges awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to the best innovations in each category, and all of the innovations will be prominently displayed during Plantworx and Railworx from 11-13 June 2019 at the East of England Showground.

The winning products and exhibitors will be on display at the forthcoming Plantworx exhibition, taking place from 11th – 13th June 2019 at the East of England Arena Peterborough. For more details visit

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