Subsea UK Awards


2017’s Winners

Some of the country’s most innovative and successful subsea businesses made it on to the final shortlist for the annual awards which seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s £9billion subsea sector. The awards dinner took place on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, during Subsea Expo – Europe’s largest subsea focused exhibition and conference.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “Despite the continued downturn, these finalists have demonstrated that the UK subsea sector has what it takes to rise to the challenge – identifying ways to improve productivity and deliver much needed efficiencies.

“This ceremony allows us to come together once a year and really celebrate the expertise and pioneering work for which the subsea industry is renowned. These companies have all demonstrated how they are supporting the industry as it adapts to a new environment which can deliver lasting results in the years to come.”

Award Categories

Global Exports Award

Recognises a company’s successful exploitation of and export to a global subsea market. The judges will base their decision on the company’s export strategy, adaptability to foreign markets and demonstrable success.

Winner: JDR Cable Systems

Best Small Company Award

Recognises excellence in overall company performance in the subsea sector. The judges will base their decision on the company’s development and impact, as well as plans for the future success of the company. Small companies are defined as having less than 50 employees and a turnover of less than £6.5 million.

Winner: EC-OG

Company of the Year Award

Recognises excellence in overall company performance in the subsea sector. The judges will base their decision on the company’s development to date, as well as plans for the future success and growth of the company, both within the UK and internationally.

Winner: Hydro Group

Innovation & Technology Award

Recognises excellence by a company in developing new technology and bringing it to the market. The judges will base their decision on demonstrable proof that the technology has increased revenue, provided a solution to an existing problem and complemented the company’s overall business plan.

Winner: Proserv

Innovation for Safety Award

Recognises an innovation made in a system or piece of technology that has significantly contributed to improving safety within the subsea sector.

Winner: The Underwater Centre

Young Emerging Talent Award

Recognises someone under the age of 35, who is employed in the subsea sector and who shows significant promise within the industry; an emerging talent.

Winner: Aiden O’Sullivan, Universal Pegasus

Outstanding Contribution Award

Recognises the impact made by an individual to the subsea sector over the course of their career.

Winner: Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea


“The Subsea UK Awards is a major event in the industry calendar. Being part of the Subsea UK Awards in 2016 was beneficial to EC-OG at a time when we were looking to raise our profile. Our nomination for the Innovation and Technology award really emphasised our successes and we were able to gain more client engagement in the industry as a result.

I would encourage any company to get involved as we saw tangible benefits from being involved in 2016. The application process is simple, take a look at the categories and find which are the right fit for you.”

– Richard Knox, Managing Director, EC-OG

“Subsea Supplies was delighted to be named a finalist at the 2016 Subsea UK Awards. The evening provided an opportunity to celebrate the industry, even during these challenging times. There was also the opportunity to network and find out about new products and services. From start to finish, the event was a fantastic experience for the Subsea Supplies team and our guests.”

– Pauline McCann, Sales Manager at Subsea Supplies

“Global Exports was a key award for us. We made a conscious decision some years ago to be recognised as a world leader in the supply of Umbilical and Cable Solutions.  Winning this award is seen throughout the industry as a recognition in achieving excellence in this criteria. We are proud to display this award in our facilities throughout the world and our customers appreciate that they are working with a company who is proficient in supplying and meeting their global demands.”

– Carl Pilmer, Global Sales Director at JDR Cables

Charity Fundraiser

Thanks to the generosity of our guests at the Subsea UK Awards dinner, we have raised an amazing £5,000, to be split between Subsea UK’s nominated charities, Scottish Association for Mental Health and Cancer Research UK!