On the evening of 14th November, we held our Annual Dinner – and we’re delighted to say that we had a full house, almost at capacity. The theme of the evening was “Innovation and Enterprise”, a theme which was used by our three speakers to thoroughly entertain and inform guests.
Those who attended the Hammermen Dinner 2018 will have undoubtedly met members of the Master Court, including Chris Vine, as they tried to convince you to buy either the Hammermen Tie or the lapel badge, or both.
It would be difficult to find someone in the UK let alone Scotland who is not aware of the great engineer James Watt. Some would argue that the industrial revolution the UK benefited from would not have been the same without Watt’s innovative work to increase the efficiency of the steam engine and many other innovative engineering solutions.
This year we awarded a record 31 Hammermen awards and also confirmed 2 craftsmanship awards, 2 HMS Defender awards and an Engineering Professors Council award.
4 universities and 11 colleges were represented. Hammermen winners go on to be considered for the Prince Philip Prizes in both university and college categories which will be judged on 16th May.
Engineering is in good hands! Our thanks to the Deacon Convener and Bailie Glenn Elder for their help. Well done to Prizes and Awards Convener Andrew Young
In May 2018 the Prizes Sub Committee interviewed the winners of the Hammermen Awards and found the calibre and qualities of each candidate to be extremely impressive. It was with great difficulty and following lengthy deliberation that the eventual winners were selected for the University and College categories.
The 2018 Prince Philip Prize for the University category was awarded to Erin Caldwell of University of Strathclyde who has completed several successful projects across three different engineering disciplines and is off to work for General Electric. The runner up was Timothy Ness of the University of Glasgow who had completed an internship at Bosch Sensors in Germany and was credited in a patent application for his work.
The 2018 Prince Philip Prize for the College category was awarded to Glen Fraser and Runner up was Kyle Lamont both of Glasgow Clyde College. Both impressed with effort, progress, enthusiasm and application.
Session 2016 to 2017 was an eventful period in the history of The Glasgow Hammermen with the notable visit by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T. who has been an Honorary Member of The Glasgow Hammermen since 1955.
HRH Price Philip supported an annual prize in his name to be given to deserving trainees in the industries associated with Hammermen whether at crafts level, or those in further and higher education since the first prise was awarded in 1967.
Normally the Prince Philip Prizes are awarded during the Hammermen’s Annual Dinner in November but with this welcome opportunity of his visit to Glasgow a special event was held on 3rd of July 2017.
Together with other worthy events through the 2016-17 session with Deacon John A McKnight in post a photographic record has been compiled and it will be recorded in the Hammermen archives for the ongoing history of the Incorporation.