Sandicliffe Sponsors Leicester Innovation Awards 2019

We had a fantastic evening at the very first Leicester Mercury Innovation Awards where we presented the prestigious Research Leadership Award.

Sandicliffe Sponsors Leicester Innovation Awards 2019

The evening consisted of 10 categories each demonstrating amazingly out-of-the-box ideas all deserving of the respected award. Sandicliffe were delighted to present this year’s Research Leadership award to National Space Centre’s Chief Executive, Chas Bishop. Chas Bishop has shown exceptional contribution towards the Government Space Programme and has now been recognised as for all his efforts that have facilitated the way people think and experience space. The award was presented to Bishop by our very own Leicester FordStore Sales Manager and automotive expert, Nik Gokani who shared:

"Being born and bred in Leicester, this is something close to my heart and it\'s lovely to see our community support each other so well. Here at Sandicliffe, we certainly possess the visions and values mentioned throughout the evening and on behalf of Ford GoFurther.

All in all, I would like to thank Dr. Nick Kotecha and George Oliver for arranging such a fantastic night and giving so many individuals this opportunity to excel.

Other winners included Digital Innovation of the Year - Meater. The world’s first meat thermometer to use wireless smart technology that connects straight to your phone or tablet making sure you never burn a Sunday roast again, and it was developed right on our doorsteps in Leicester!

Innovation in Technology was awarded to the Bake in Space team, a mix of food and space scientists, engineers and science communicators whose mission is clear – recreating the complete production of breadmaking…in space. The aim is to successfully provide a source of nutrition and fresh food to astronauts to ensure wellbeing and health whilst on long-duration assignments.

For a full list of the Leicester Mercury Innovation Awards winners please take a look below:

And of course, an evening celebrating innovation would not be the same without some good old VR headset fun! Pictured below is one of our Marketing Executives, Luke Edwards, who was lucky enough to experience sun and sand in April, no wonder he looks so happy.

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