Plessey wins the ‘Digital Engineering/Technology Award’ at the Made in the South West Awards 2019

Myles and Sam with Mick Storrie, project manager, R&B Group
11 November 2019

A diverse range of businesses took home accolades at this year’s Made in the South West Awards, which took place at The Bristol Hotel on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Plessey were awarded the ‘Digital Engineering/Technology Award’ and shortlisted for ‘Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)’. The judges were impressed by the truly innovative technologies being developed by Plessey, which they said are potentially hugely groundbreaking – with very clear widespread applications for microLED technology.

Made In South West Award Winner LogoInsider’s prestigious Made in the South West Awards event showcases manufacturing from across the South West and gives the region’s companies the opportunity to celebrate their commitment to world – class quality and excellence.

The event, which was compered by TV presenter Manish Bhasin, showcased manufacturing excellence spanning from the super-hi-tech to the traditional and artisan.

Sponsors for the evening were delaware and Womble Bond Dickinson, while Kingston Barnes sponsored the drinks reception. OEG Laboratories and BDO sponsored the networking booklets and table gifts respectively.


  • Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award – Superior Seals
  • Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer Award – Airbus
  • Food & Drink Award – Thatchers Cider
  • Aerospace and Defence Award – GKN Aerospace
  • Digital Engineering/Technology Award – Plessey
  • Apprentice of the Year – Aaron Beaumont, Airbus
  • Export Award – Stewart Golf
  • Manufacturing Innovation Award – Helitune
  • Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m) – CME
  • Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m) – Thatchers Cider

Full list of winners and finalists can be found here.

About Plessey

Plessey is an award-winning provider of full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high-density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance CMOS backplanes to produce very high-brightness, low-power and high-frame-rate image sources for head-mounted displays (HMDs), and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) systems. Plessey operates leading-edge 150mm and 200mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of LED products, and a comprehensive suite of photonic characterization and applications laboratories. For more information, visit Plessey’s website, TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn pages.

Media Relations Contacts:

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Paige Lee, Marketing Executive | |+44 1752 693 000

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