triumphs at House of Commons ceremony
for a 2nd time
Manufacturer Croft Filters is celebrating after sales and marketing manager, Rob Watkins, triumphed at this years Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) Made in Britain Photography Awards. Mr Watkins was awarded the top prize in the Amateur Mobile category at a glittering ceremony at the House of Commons last Monday [9th December].
His photo, which was taken on a smartphone at Croft`s factory in Warrington, captured an engineer meticulously welding together the flange of a perforated steel filter. Commended for providing a striking example of the creative capabilities of smart devices, the judges praised Rob for a strong composition that highlighted the texture of the filters steel.
This is the second consecutive year that Rob has been recognised at the awards, which celebrate iconic images that showcase the vibrancy and ingenuity of British manufacturing, having previously come first in the Best Photograph by an Amateur Photographer category in 2012
Mr Watkins said: "Having been shortlisted alongside such brilliant images of British manufacturing, it`s a fantastic feeling to have won. I aimed to capture the intricacies of Croft`s filtration designs and it is wonderful that the judges have recognised this detail within the image." "Neil Burns, director at Croft Filters, added: "We`re incredibly proud of Rob. To win this prestigious award once is a significant achievement, but to win twice in a row is testament to Rob`s incredible talent as a photographer."