Following his visit to our Merlin Quay facilities in Southampton earlier in the year photographer Andy Newman has won big within the amateur photography category at EEF's National Manufacturing Photography Awards.
The awards shine a light to celebrate the success and innovations of the UK manufacturing industry in the most visually stunning way possible. Contestants were given the task to "inspire a new image and improved public perception of UK manufacturing and engineering using photography" with images that "should reflect the strength and diversity of today's UK manufacturing sector".
A series of pictures were shot to show off how hovercraft
are made. Focussing around the visually striking and highly
engineering and welding. Andy went on to win two awards on
Tuesday the 20th November in London.
"Welding Shower" came first in the "Next Generation" category proving a shining example of the UK's manufacturing future. To show off Griffons strong apprenticeship scheme Andy caught this photo of an overhead weld. This forms a key part in qualifying an apprentice for welding hovercraft that are registered with Lloyds.
"Welding Support" won in the "Manufacturing Process" category which shows the more intricate welding of a cooling duct from a 995ED hovercraft ready to be installed.
Having won an incredible two awards Andy's photos are now up against the winners of all other catagories to see which can be crowned the best of the best. To vote and show your support for Andy head over to EEF's Twitter post where voting is open till the 17th December! Look out for photo 4 and 11.