Pump Business Scoops Two Prestigious Awards
March 27th 2019
We are delighted to announce that Tomlinson Hall has scooped two highly acclaimed awards at the pump industry’s most coveted National award ceremony.
We have been crowned UK Pump Distributor of the Year and our Managing Director - Tony Keville - was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the pump industry.
Tomlinson Hall’s Managing Director, Tony Keville, collecting his Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wonderfully hosted by TV personality, Penny Smith, the Pump Industry Awards ceremony - organised by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) - was held at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, to celebrate the achievements of pump companies and individuals who achieve excellence within the Pump Industry.
Speaking about his Lifetime Achievement Award, Tony, a third generation Tomlinson said: “The award came as a total surprise and I am extremely honoured to have been recognised for my ongoing commitment in the pump industry. It is fantastic to have also achieved this – along with being recognised as Pump Distributor of the Year – in the company’s 100th year of trading.”
L-R: Presenter Penny Smith, Mark Dale, Sales Director at Tomlinson Hall and sponsors of the award, Patrick O’Neill, Managing Director at Weg UK Ltd
Having been at Tomlinson Hall for over 45 years, Tony is responsible for the design and skilled engineering of our very own pump – Liquivac®. As one of the few wholly manufactured British pumps, it is a gamechanger in its own right with an innovative liquid ring vacuum design which has been adopted across the globe by utilities companies, chemical processors, food and drink producers and many more.
As a joint-founding member of the Pump Distributors Association (PDA), Tony has served as a chairman on the representative body on two separate occasions from 2002-2006, and 2012-2015.
Tony has very much acted as a voice for the pump industry delivering numerous best practice seminars, resulting in him becoming a highly sought after and respected advisor to both distribution partners and client engineering teams around the UK and further afield.
Colin Simpson, Business Development Director at Tomlinson Hall said: “We are delighted that Tony has been recognised with this award as he very much lives and breathes pumps and pump problems. He received a standing ovation for his integral role in driving the pump industry forward with his outstanding knowledge and impressive technical capabilities – which was thoroughly deserved.”
Over the past decade, we have been awarded the title of UK Pump Distributor of the Year on seven separate occasions.
Colin said: “We firmly believe that not being tied to one pump technology or brand and working with global leaders using the latest technology is one of the key factors that has helped Tomlinson Hall to have secured this accolade on so many occasions.
“As a multi-award-winning business, we ensure that we do not become complacent and, as such, we consistently implement and attend training programmes to remain at the very forefront of our industry both in terms of knowledge and product offering.”
A great evening was had by all and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the very deserving winners of the evening.
At the backend of last year, Tomlinson Hall contributed towards Faye Warrington, daughter of one of our longstanding clients, as she embarked on a volunteering trip with Camps International to Ecuador.
Having recently been named as one of the North East’s 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champions, our Business Development Director, Colin Simpson was invited to represent the region at their latest networking event.
Congratulations to Barry Zimmerman – our Web Manager – who represented Tomlinson Hall at the Pump House Annual Fishing Event last week and managed to place an impressive 3rd overall.
This week we were delighted to be invited to attend the Tees Valley Leaders Award 2019 ceremony. This follows on from our Business Development Director, Colin Simpson, being on the judging panel for the competition which is designed to promote engineering as a career of choice to young people across the region.
We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating 100 years in business...
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Tomlinson Hall is the sole UK distributor for DEPA, ELRO and Richter pumps.