On 8th December 2022, colleagues from across the power industry gathered for the AMPS awards, with the Crestchic Loadbanks team taking home three of the eleven awards on offer.  As well as scooping Manufacturer of the year and Member Company of the year, the Engineer of the Year accolade was awarded to Ben Woodward.  

With AMPS member companies comprising global FTSE 100-listed companies to micro businesses, Crestchic was up against stiff competition. Winning the Manufacturer of the Year award is testament to the company’s recent and ongoing growth. Over the past year, Crestchic has made a huge investment in its manufacturing facilities, expanding its UK factory capacity by 50%. With global demand for load testing equipment on the increase, Crestchic exports its products to more than thirty different countries, and has experienced re cord orders for the fourth year running. 

Chris Caldwell, Managing Director at Crestchic, commented, “While many companies have suffered from the recent pandemic and financial slowdown, Crestchic has bucked the trend and is investing in staff and facilities both in the UK and beyond. We’re very pleased to receive recognition of our journey so far, and of our huge growth in recent years. We’re particularly proud that Ben has received recognition of his outstanding technical aptitude, dedication to innovation and willingness to share his knowledge – he’s a very worthy winner and we’re proud to have him as part of the team. A huge thank you to everyone who has played a part in our ongoing success – and to our colleagues from across the sector who voted for us.” 

Held by AMPS – the trade association and industry voice for the UK’s world-leading diesel and gas-engine power generating sector – the AMPS awards ceremony is one of the industry’s most anticipated events. AMPS was incorporated in 1989 to provide technical guidance, lobbying support, networking opportunities and best-practice assistance for its members. For more information about AMPS, visit www.amps.org.uk/