Laser Crystal were delighted to provide the awards for the Commercial Marine & Workboat industry event ‘Seawork’, held in Southampton recently
Earlier this month, the 2018 European Commercial Marine Awards winners were announced at a packed ceremony on the first evening of Seawork. We created a selection of bespoke crystal awards for the ceremony, designed to the organiser’s exact requirements and to reflect the prestige of the event.
The Award Winners
Our design team love a challenge
With a nautical theme, they got to work on coming up with some inspirational designs for their 2018 European Commercial Marine Awards ceremony.
The winners were announced at a packed ceremony on the first evening of Seawork and were presented with the awards we created especially for them. Not only did we create these awards, we were able to showcase our work at the exhibition and I’m pleased to say we caused a bit of a stir.
School of Fish
The statement piece created for the show was our stunning school of fish crystal. We thought this was pretty apt for a nautically themed event – and it certainly caught everyone’s attention. We delight in showing people what is possible in crystal.
What is Seawork?
Now in its 21st year, Seawork Celebrates the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise the vibrant and productive Commercial Marine sector.
Each crystal featured a bespoke design tailored to the award category, created in intricate detail by our design studio.
This was laser engraved into the crystal, followed by a full colour print onto the surface – to feature company and association logos.
The Award Winners
Here are the details of the award winners for 2018:
Innovation Showcase award winners including the overall ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Award which went to Landau. The judges were impressed by Landau’s ‘Life Cord’ which is the only ‘smart’ kill cord incorporating detection technology, designed to trigger audible and visual warning alarm should the ‘Lifecord’ be connected.
Further Innovations category awards:
Hull Vane B.V under the Vessel & Design construction for their Patrol vessel ‘RPA-8’,
Topbond won Marine Civil Engineering & Construction for their project work on the expansion of London City Airport.
Barrus were awarded the ‘Marine Equipment, Electronics and Materials category for Mercury 3.4L Four Stroke outboards
Avon won in the Diving & Underwater category for their ‘MCM100’ dive system.
The ECM Maritime Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by Webasto and presented by Webasto’s Marine Market Manager – Andy Edwards, went to James Walker of Walker Marine Design.
The ECM Marine Sustainability award, presented by Malcolm Stewart, Managing Director – A-Plan, was awarded to Torqeedo for the ECOCAT Zero-Emission Solar-Electric Passenger Ferry.
The ECM Lifetime Achievement award, presented by Andrew Webster CEO of organiser, Mercator Media Ltd, went to Stavros Lalizas of Lalizas.
Mr Lalizas was nominated for the award by Sandy Messaropoulou – Design Engineer at Lalizas, he commented, “Throughout his 36 years of career in manufacturing life jackets under the name of LALIZAS, he has shown outstanding vision towards the growth of the LALIZAS brand. A small local company located right next to the Port of Piraeus has grown over the years to become a worldwide organization with commercial presence in more than 129 countries.”
A new award, to celebrate the 21st edition of Seawork, was the Young Person’s Development Award which was presented to Robert Deakes – CQC/Bideford College. The award was presented by Andrew Webster- CEO of Mercator Media. Robert says that he intends to use the £850 bursary on a hot-air welding course, enabling him to help the development and prototyping of new safety equipment.
The prestigious Maritime Best Project Award, newly introduced for 2018, recognises the importance of marine civil projects and was awarded to Red7Marine for their work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.
Congratulations to all of the winners from the Laser Crystal team.