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Achievement Awards ceremony 2016



Angela Lamont standing at lectern  

The winners of the IET Achievement Awards were announced at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.  The event was hosted by TV presenter Angela Lamont and was inspiring. 

The awards recognised some of the world's most outstanding engineers and technologists and acknowledged the talents of exceptional apprentices, students and young professionals.

The complete list of winners can be found in the ceremony brochure.


Award winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful IET Achievement Awards Ceremony. The first part of the ceremony focused mainly on the IET's Achievement Awards which recognise and celebrate individual excellence in the various fields of Engineering and Technology. The IET's most prestigious award, the Faraday Medal, was presented to Dr Andy Harter, founder and CEO of RealVNC, Cambridge. The IET Volunteer Medal was awarded to Dr Ian Belger, Professional Review Interviewer and Professional Registration Adviser for the IET Mersey and Western Cheshire Network and a  member of the IET Volunteer Support Working Party.

The winners of the Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards were revealed at the ceremony. Josh Barber of ABB Ltd was announced as the winner of the IET Apprentice of the Year award, Ozair Said from WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff was the recipient of the IET Technician of the Year award and Staff Sergeant Nicholas Statham was chosen from an exemplary short list to win the IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year award.

The second part of the ceremony included the IET Postgraduate Scholarships and Undergraduate Grants which recognised and reward excellence in individuals within the engineering and technology fields.

The ceremony also included the global final of the "Present around the World" competition, a presentation competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals. Five contestants from across the globe gave a ten minute presentation and the winner and runner up were chosen by the audience and a panel of judges.

The winner, Sean Lubner from San Francisco, South California who represented the Americas Region received a £1,000 cash prize and the runner-up, Yasir Naveed from Hong Kong who represented the Asia Pacific Region received £500.


View the opening sting used at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony 2016


Photo gallery

It was great to see so many talented engineers and technicians being recognised.

See all our winners in the ceremony brochure and a selection of images from the ceremony below. 

2017 Key date   


Achievement Awards:
15 November 2017, 13:00 (GMT)