National recognition for the Welder

EEF/Lombard Make it Britain Photographic competition
I am pleased to announce that my image of a TiG welder has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry photographic competition, with the winners being announced at an event at The House of Commons on the 11th December.

Rainham photographer shortlisted for prestigious national award

Nigel Jones LRPS, an amateur photographer from Rainham, Kent, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in the 5th annual EEF/Lombard ‘Make it Britain’ photography competition.

Nigel was shortlisted in the amateur photographer category, sponsored by Lombard, for his image of a welder working on some sheet metal component at KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The photograph will now go on display at an awards ceremony in the House of Commons on Thursday 11th December where the winning photographer will be announced.

The competition aims to raise the profile of British manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage through inspiring photography. It is part of EEF’s ongoing ‘Make it Britain’ campaign, which champions the vitality and vibrancy of the UK’s manufacturing and industrial base.

Nigel is no stranger to success. He was recently awarded a distinction from the Royal Photographic Society for his work.

Nigel says: “I was delighted to find out I’d been shortlisted for this award and knowing my work will be displayed in the House of Commons is the icing on the cake. Manufacturing offers endless opportunities for creative, dramatic and eye-catching images, but the tricky part is really capturing its essence and therefore the imagination of the judges.”

Neil Lloyd, Head of Sales Development, Lombard Business and Commercial, says: “This competition is about capturing the spirit of modern-day manufacturing and Nigel has to be congratulated for taking a standout photograph that does exactly that. His image successfully captures the rich innovation, excitement and importance of industry in Britain today and I can’t wait to see it displayed in Parliament to maximum effect.”

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