2023 Sponsors

2023 Headline Partner


Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

We focus on three highly regulated markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – delivering vital services and managing complex assets in the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner who understands the key roles that our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets play in ensuring our customers can deliver. We share risk with them in delivering innovation, and we share the benefits.

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2023 Category Sponsor


EJOT designs solutions to tomorrow’s problems

EJOT fastening products are found in countless assemblies around the world. The real-time cost of managing a fastening component impacts five critical areas: fastener, assembly, joint quality, procurement, and logistics. EJOT's ability to create one-sided assemblies or parts-reduced solutions means significantly higher performance and genuine 'bottom line' savings.

EJOT's portfolio includes fastenings for thin sheet through to cast metals, and thermoplastics. The technology to ‘build lighter, build stronger’ has seen the company develop market leading solutions for lightweight materials such as EPP foams and honeycomb composites. Leading automotive manufacturers now use EJOT’s EJOWELD technology for joining light alloys to high strength boron steel.

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At Hays we are experts at matching talented professionals to the right organisations and we are passionate about finding the next generation of engineering talent to help organisations thrive.

We understand the challenges of recruiting into an industry that is so reliant on highly skilled talent, and we know how hard it can be to get hold of the skillset you need at pace. Through a truly collaborative partnership, we’ll find you the people who will enable your organisations to continue delivering vital projects. Our established relationships and cutting-edge AI technology give us first-class access to hard-to-find skilled professionals, whilst our centres of excellence across the country ensure we have a presence in engineering hubs across the UK and first-hand local knowledge.

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igus® is the largest producer of injection moulded polymer bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers in the world. Product lines include industry-leading e-chain® cable carriers, chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglidur® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, drylin® linear bearings and guide systems. The comprehensive range of maintenance-free, wear resistant products have been tested and proven to last through real life and simulated applications and environments, tested within the company's own 1,750 m2 test laboratory. With five decades of experience in plastics and three in cables, igus® provides the right solution based on 100,000 products available from stock.

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The energies that power our world are changing; they are becoming cleaner, greener, smarter, more efficient, and increasingly complex. As a result, the demands on the electrical grid network are increasing, requiring new insights to the Grid and its assets. As a world leader in the design and provision of intelligent electrical power maintenance solutions, Megger has a deep understanding of every aspect of electricity networks - from generation and transmission, to distribution and consumption.

Founded upon over 130 years of accumulated knowledge, Megger is a global provider of electrical power asset management, grid performance solutions, and predictive analytics, that help inform and validate asset health decision making.

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, collaborates with businesses of all sizes to overcome innovation and process challenges in key sectors. With locations across the UK, we enable access to our scientific facilities, technology and engineering experts and international networks for project based work. Businesses can also chose to base themselves at one of our Research and Innovation campuses; where businesses, scientists and support organisations co-locate for mutual benefit.

We understand that accessing the right skills is a number one business challenge, and we are an organisation committed to developing the UK’s future generation of professionals working in STEM.

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2023 Supporting Organisations


Inspiring tomorrow's engineers - We aim to inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers via programmes designed to excite young people about the variety and opportunity presented by a career in modern engineering and give them the chance to meet people already working as engineers.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation.

Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation.

EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

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Media Partner

The Engineer

Way back in 1856 the founders of The Engineer laid out a vision to document and report on the astonishing innovations and breakthroughs of the industrial revolution.

More than 160 years later – although the technological landscape would be unrecognisable to our Victorian predecessors - the publication remains true to this vision.

Via its website and monthly print magazine - and through a combination of news, in-depth reports and hard-hitting opinion – the publication gives engineers across all sectors early warning on the disruptive technologies, trends and products that will impact their roles; keeps them informed of developments in other areas of engineering and champions all that is great about UK engineering and manufacturing.

Today, at a time of accelerating technological change, when the role of the engineer is broader than ever before and cross sector collaboration is the key to maintaining a competitive edge, The Engineer has never been more relevant.

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