Two employees from Sheffield Forgemasters have reached the finals of a national photographic competition celebrating British design and manufacturing.
Forgemasters melting shop operations director Mark Tomlinson and melting shop worker Paul Mason have both been shortlisted for The Made in Britain Photography Awards, run by the manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF and sponsored by camera manufacturer Canon.
Mark is a previous double winner, having previously been successful with pictures of a giant ingot mould and a hot forging, seen through another piece of metal.
This time, he has reached the finals with a picture of a steelworker next to a giant shaft made for the refurbishment of the Sayano Sushenskaya hydroelectric plant in Russia, following a disaster which led to the turbine hall and engine room being flooded.
Paul Mason’s shortlisted entry, entitled Waterfall of Steel, shows sparks erupting from a furnace at Brightside Lane-based Forgemasters.
Mark Tomlinson and Paul Mason’s photographs are among 87 shortlisted entries chosen from 800 images.
Andy Tuscher, director of the EEF’s northern region, said: “The standard of entries to the competition continues to grow and, yet again this year, they have highlighted the modern and vibrant sector that is modern manufacturing. Every shortlisted image is to be applauded for capturing the wide variety of products and processes that keeps UK manufacturing world class.”