A WORKINGTON engineering firm's announced that three team members have been recognised in a nationwide awards scheme for outstanding achievements in manufacturing.

Workers from TSP Engineering, based in the Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, have made the The Manufacturer Top 100 list for 2020.

On the list are Infrastructure and services manager, Andrew Sands, together with Mike Ames, head of technical, and Mohammad Hossain, EC&I engineering lead.

This year is the seventh year of the prestigious awards which are judged by an array of industry experts and leaders of academic institutions.

John Coughlan, the CEO of the firm said: “I am really proud of all this year's winners.

"This is the fourth consecutive year that TSP Engineering have had employees named in the UK Manufacturing Top 100 which shows the calibre of individuals we have working and supporting our client’s contracts”

Andrew said: “My vision was to turn the IT Department into a respected, professionally ran team who provide consistently high levels of service, by doing what we say we are going to do, in the timeframe we say we will, without any hidden agendas to a consistent high standard.

"In a world where cybercrime is a growing threat, where there is constant demand for reducing costs and downtime vs improving efficiency and implementing remote working solutions – why would anyone want to work in IT.

"The answer is quite simple, the unknown, no two days are the same.”

Mike said: “Not being from the area, I planned on working in Workington for a couple of years as a trainee metallurgist, before continuing north to the Oil Rigs. My plans soon changed as I rapidly realised I had joined a company in which I could see a complete project from cradle to grave – from initial discussions with customer, through design and manufacture, testing, installation and into production.

"I soon qualified as a chartered engineer with the then institute of Metals whilst training as a welding engineer in parallel, and set my stall out to be Technical Manager by time I was 30. I am now privileged to be part of an energetic senior team, but as Head of Technical am still able to get involved with my engineering and technical first love.”

Mohammad said: “I’m currently leading a project to manufacture multiple control panels and remote handling junction boxes for a site in Sweden, which once built, will be one of the largest science and technology research facilities in the world.

"This project has proved to be extremely challenging, both in terms of capability and delivery, a situation that has been further complicated by supply chain delays during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

"Again, I’ve been very proud of the work and delivery deadlines that my team has continued to meet.”