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Gala Dinner

An evening of celebration, laughter, entertainment and networking

The Gala Awards Dinner is the highlight of the pump industry’s social calendar, celebrating the very best, as finalists and winners are awarded with certificates and trophies, in the charged atmosphere of the awards ceremony.

Whether it’s taking a table to host customers or booking a few seats for you, your team and partners it’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening of great food, fantastic live entertainment and networking until the early hours.

This lavish gala dinner is a must-attend for anyone in the pump and associated product/project industries.

Dress Code: Black Tie

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The Hilton
St. George's Park
Burton upon Trent

The 2024 Gala Dinner and Presentation Ceremony took place on Thursday, March 14, at its fantastic venue – the Hilton at St George’s Park in Burton upon Trent.


Situated on the edge of the National Forest, this impressive hotel is part of St. George’s Park – the training ground for all 28 English national football teams – and is recognised the World over as the Home of English Football.

Sporting excellence is synonymous with this venue, and in 2023 it will also became the location for heralding engineering excellence across the pump sector.

Hotel Accommodation

An allocation of bedrooms has been reserved at the Hilton at St. George's Park for the night of the Pump Industry Awards, at a promotional rate of £150.00 (inclusive of breakfast).

If you would like to reserve any onsite bedrooms and benefit from the special reduced rate please email Hannah and she will send you over the link for the PI Awards guests dedicated booking system.


As always all rooms will be allocated on a first come first-serve basis. 

Burton upon Trent, UK, DE13 9PD

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Our 2024 event was hosted by Martin Bayfield, one of the most recognisable faces in British rugby.

At 6'10" Martin Bayfield was one of the tallest players in rugby, a gift he used to full advantage as one of England's most potent forwards. Since retiring, his height has helped win him the part of Robbie Coltrane's body double as the giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

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On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams. He played in the World Cup in South Africa and was selected to represent the British Lions in New Zealand.

 

He is now an established member of the BBC and ITV commentary team, as well as host of Channel Five's NFL coverage, and presenter of BT Sport’s Premiership Rugby and European Rugby Union tournaments and The World's Strongest Man.

 

Appealing to all manner of audiences, he points to one or two telling differences between football and rugby. 

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David Binge

Commercial Manager

World Pumps

 

"Thank you to the BPMA Pump Industry Awards for a brilliant evening. This is the perfect event to network with existing clients and make valuable new connections, all while celebrating the achievements of the leading innovators in the pump industry. It’s a great privilege to sponsor the awards and I look forward to returning next year."

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Chris Powles

Head of Business Development

Sulzer

"I thought last Thursday’s event was excellent - our table consisted of a mixture of Sulzer staff and customers, all of which thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Here’s to another excellent event next year!"

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James Dashwood

Managing Director

Crest Pumps

“We thoroughly enjoyed the event last week and were incredibly honoured to be made finalists for our categories. We were also delighted to be a Sponsor for the Contribution to Skills and Training Award as it’s something very important to us as a company, to help everyone in our team to grow through training and learning and to help achieve their goals. It is brilliant being able to gather with so many from the industry and truly celebrate everyone’s achievements."

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Richard Gee

UK Sales Manager

ABB

"We wish to convey our thanks to the BPMA for putting on such an enjoyable event, which is one of the highlights on the pump industry calendar. We’re pleased to have been recognised by our industry peers for our commitment to quality and innovation in the sector, and our dedication to helping customers to save energy and carbon in working towards Net Zero."

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