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.
We’ve been quite social of late, and as a result have amassed quite a few photographs of members, friends and guests. Take a look through some of our recent escapades.
The AGM on 21st September saw new masters elected and I am deleted to welcome Dr Nina Baker, Prof Martyn Cullen, James Watson, Vickram Dhami to the Master Court. Andrew Young was elected Collector and Late Deacon Colin Botfield was presented with his replica medal. The accounts and several rule changes were approved and the Deacon read the Legend of the Pears to members at the Collector’s Breakfast.
New Deacon Prof Gordon Masterton OBE at September AGM[/caption]At the Incorporation’s Annual General Meeting held on the morning of 21 September 2018, Professor Gordon Masterton, OBE was installed as Deacon for 2018-19.
Deacon is representing Trades House at commemoration of centenary launch of HMS Hood at Clydebank on 22 August. HMS Hood was lost in action with the German Warship Bismark South West of Iceland in May 1941. Of her ship’s company of 1400 only 3 survived.
It has been a tremendously rewarding experience since being elected Deacon on 22 September 2017. I have managed to attend all 14 Incorporated craft dinners which started with Masons on day of Deacons Choosing and finished on Friday 27th 2018 with that of the Coopers.
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.