Worshipful Company of Carmen

scite, cito, certe — skilfully, swiftly, surely
Transport Awards Presented in 2019
THE CARMEN’S SPECIAL AWARD

HAIRY BIKERS

for their television series, The Hairy Bikers, which has used two-wheeled transport to bring awareness of the City of London and its Liveries to a country-wide audience, bridged the history knowledge gap for young people, and fronted a charitable campaign to save local meals on wheels for those in need of this key service. This award was presented at the Carmen's Joint Services Dinner on Tuesday 16 April 2019 by HRH The Princess Royal.

THE CARMEN’S HERBERT CROW AWARD

BESTT

for addressing the decline of skilled engineers in heritage steam, by training a new generation. A voluntary, charitable organisation, it has created a syllabus-based scheme to teach heritage steam engineering boiler and mechanical repair. Training is undertaken in workshops throughout the UK and, since 2014, sixteen trainees have successfully completed the one year course, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, twelve finding employment within the sector. Another sixteen are in similar training. The Trust’s scheme ensures maintenance and continuity of working steam power.

THE CARMEN'S ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Will Butler-Adams

Chief Executive Officer of Brompton Bikes, for re-thinking the nature of city transport with the Brompton Electric Bicycle, taking the practical engineering facility of the original folding design, and adding innovative, world-leading electric propulsion, combined with Williams Formula 1 engineering - without compromising design. With total belief in product and company, he is an industry leader who appreciates the growth of cities worldwide and the radical changes it demands in personal mobility.

THE CARMEN'S AWARD OF MERIT

Network Rail

for the redevelopment and restoration of the 1836 London Bridge station. As London's oldest rail terminus, it had developed piece-meal, was badly damaged in World War II and, though rebuilt in the 1970s, no longer met modern travel demands or standards.  Since 2011 a £1bn programme, to increase capacity, provide modern amenities, and respect its past, has enabled much more traffic, in a building sympathetic to its heritage, and one which is exceptionally enjoyable, effective and efficient for the modern traveller.


THE SIR HENRY ROYCE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARD
Ricardo Limited

in recognition of over a century of this British company’s world-leading technology in automotive engineering and transportation, including the 1917 battle tank engine, the turbulent side valve cylinder head of 1921 used almost universally until the 1940s, and the Comet diesel combustion chamber, developed in 1931 - the design standard until the eighties. Post-war Ricardo developed the Harwell Air Pollution Model, 4WD viscous couplings for rally cars, the Bugatti Veyron transmission and V8 engines for Maclaren road cars.