The awards are designed to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the aerospace and defence industry in the South West.

It is free to enter and open to everyone working in the sector. The winners will be selected by an independent panel of experts from across the region’s aerospace and defence industry.

There are six award categories, which are: Best Aerospace Design Engineer; Best Young Aerospace Entrant; Best representative of Diversity; Heritage Aerospace Ambassador; Best Aerospace Customer Service; and Best Aerospace Media Ambassador (Short film).

Says Simon Young (right), WEAF chief executive: “We’re delighted to launch our brand-new Aerospace Ambassadors Awards.

“We decided to start these awards as we believe the South West aerospace sector contains some of the brightest and most talented individuals in engineering today, whose creativity, integrity, ingenuity, performance and dedication is something of which we should be justifiably proud.There are no limits to the number of nominations you can make, so good luck to everyone and get nominating.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Aerospace Ambassadors Awards ceremony and gala dinner on 28 June.

For more information on the awards, visit the WEAF website.