Steve has hosted the Annual NEPIC Industry awards since 2018. Staged at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, NEPIC Annual Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the companies and individuals who make up the chemical-processing industries in the North East of England.


Sponsors included;

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Attended by 450 industry leaders – winners and guests alike enjoy an evening of celebrations and networking.

Event photographs courtesy of; www.andrew-davies.com

Categories included:

– Apprentices of the Year
– Young Achievers of the Year
– Environmental Award for North East Primary Schools
– Industrial Environmental
– SME of the Year
– Communities & Reputation Award
– Engineering Firm of the Year
– Innovation Award
– Manufacturer of the Year
– Outstanding Contribution

At the 12th Annual Awards, The Outstanding Contribution Award was won by outgoing NEPIC Chief Executive and Founder; Dr. Stan Higgins OBE

 Dr Stan Higgins


At the 13th Annual Awards, it was won by UK Vice President of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies; Helen Bickley



At the 14th Annual Awards, it was won by Malcolm Knott; Managing Director, Industrial Technology Systems

Steve would like to say thank you to the following;

Louise Gwynne-Jones, Lynne Aungiers and NEPIC Chief Executive; Philip Aldridge

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Hardwick Hall Hotel