25 March 2011

Hugh Dennis to host IChemE awards

Hugh Dennis

TV personality Hugh Dennis will host the international 2011 IChemE awards dinner in Birmingham, UK on 3 November.

Best known for his starring roles in BBC television shows Outnumbered and Fast and Loose, Dennis is a former Unilever brand manager and made his name as one half of Punt & Dennis. He and Steve Punt still appear together on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, whilst Dennis also captains his team on Mock the Week.

Dennis started his entertainment career when he turned his talent for impressions to better use and began to provide voices for Spitting Image. He then became a regular guest on the Jasper Carott Show and joined the team on The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

“Every year the IChemE awards dinner fuses  top-class entertainment with the opportunity to celebrate the best in chemical, process and biochemical engineering from all over the world,” says IChemE communications manager Matt Stalker.

Around 500 guests are expected to attend the awards dinner which takes place at the ICC in Birmingham. 

Now in their 18th year, the awards are highly regarded throughout the process industries for recognising and rewarding chemical engineering excellence and innovation. The best overall award entry will be presented with the highly coveted Outstanding achievement in chemical and process engineering prize, with 13 other award categories to reward  both individual and team success.

2011 award categories

  • Bioprocessing
  • Chemical engineering project (sponsored by Sellafield Ltd)
  • Core chemical engineering
  • Education and training
  • Energy
  • Food and drink (sponsored by the School of chemical engineering at Birmingham University)
  • Health and safety 
  • Innovative product
  • Sustainable technology (sponsored by ABB Global consulting)
  • Water management and supply
  • Innovator of the year (sponsored by GSK)
  • Young chemical engineer of the year (sponsored by NES)
  • Chemical engineering innovation for the resource-poor people (sponsored by Reliance Industries)


For more information about each award category and to download an entry form, visit www.icheme.org/awards

For details on sponsoring an award category or to book your place at the awards dinner, contact Nigel Stephens.

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).