Torque-Expo 2024 Awards: The winners

This week, the fastener, tool and fixing industries came together to celebrate the successes of the sector at the Torque-Expo 2024 Awards.

The brisk ceremony ran shortly after one-day-trade show Torque-Expo 2024, at Telford International Centre, as part of the Networking Evening, sponsored by Optimas.

This year, seven awards celebrated the innovations, achievements and individuals of the industry.

The winners were:

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Sunco

Highly commended – Lily Smythe, Accu

WINNER – Kalil Cisse, MCP Fixings

Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year

Highly commended – Owlett-Jaton


Sustainability Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Optimas

Highly commended – Tite-Fix

WINNER – Bralo

Webshop of the Year – sponsored by Intact

Highly commended – Accu

WINNER – Harrison & Clough

Product Innovation > Fasteners & Fixings

Highly commended – Fabory (Lubrinox lubricated stainless steel fasteners)

Highly commended – Nord-Lock Group (attaining CE Marking)

WINNER – Phillips Screw Company (BIT-LOK™)

Product Innovation of the Year > Tools

Highly commended – JRP (Battery Rivet Tool Range)

Highly commended – BRALO (BT-18N battery riveter)

WINNER – Hydrajaws (Verify Torque Adaptor)

Outstanding Industry Achievement

Phil Hawtin, Key Accounts Commercial Manager, Owlett-Jaton


Many thanks to individual award sponsors Sunco, Intact Software and Optimas.

The 2024 Torque- Expo Awards were hosted by Torque Magazine Editor Jonathon Harker and Deputy Editor Rachel King. Harker said: “It’s the second time we’ve run the Torque-Expo Awards and it was great to see industry participation grow. This year we had more entries and the editorial judging panel had a harder time picking out the winners, so we thought the time was right to introduce and name entries that were highly commended.

“We also had more people in the room to join the celebration, including some industry executives from overseas as well as the UK, which was great to see.

“Congratulations again to the winners and those that were highly commended. Commiserations to those that didn’t pick up an award on the night.

“We are unashamedly pleased and privileged to be among those celebrating the achievements and individuals of the fastener, tool and fixing industries and we can’t wait to do it all again next time.”

For more from the night on the winners and more, read our forthcoming May-June 2024 issue of Torque Magazine. Don’t get a copy? Subscribe here.