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7 October 2009

Lotus Triumphs at Engineering Awards  


Lotus Engineering, the world-renowned automotive consultancy division of Lotus, has been victorious in the recent British Engineering Excellence Awards, winning the Judges’ Special Award, while also being named Highly Commended in the Consultancy of the Year category.

The British Engineering Excellence Awards recognise the design engineering excellence of industry and show the world the depth of variety of engineering design innovation throughout the UK. The Judges’ Special Award was presented to acknowledge a company that epitomised the aim of the British Engineering Excellence Awards by being recognised globally as a world leader in its chosen field of engineering.

Paul Newsome, Managing Director of Lotus Engineering said: “We are delighted by this recognition from the British Engineering Excellence Awards, a testament to the hard work of our talented, visionary work force. Lotus Engineering is revered for innovation, outstanding driving dynamics, exciting niche vehicles and efficient performance engineering and continues to offer a unique blend of technical expertise and proven ability to create successful products that stand out in the market place. Lotus Engineering has seen a 23% sales increase over the last financial year, an incredible achievement in what is a challenging market, firmly reinforcing our position as one of the world’s leading automotive consultancies.”

The judges looked at recent projects that had been undertaken and assessed how Lotus Engineering has been able to diversify its knowledge base and to deliver world class engineering solutions. They were impressed that the company had continued to thrive despite the economic problems experienced by the sector in the last 18 months.

In summing up Lotus Engineering’s achievements, the panel of Judges said: “Most of its business is derived from engineering services and it is even more impressive when you think about the size of some of the companies that have gone to Lotus for its help. Lotus is a truly excellent organisation and an obvious flag bearer for all that is good in UK engineering.”
 


Mark James, Head of UK Operations of Lotus Engineering receiving the Judges Special Award