Clitheroe man is North West Young Engineer of Year

engineering success: Aujas Mistry and Professor Roderick Smith, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Photo courtesy of Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
engineering success: Aujas Mistry and Professor Roderick Smith, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Photo courtesy of Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Aujas Mistry, a 26-year-old engineer from Clitheroe, was named the North West’s Young Engineer of the Year after picking up the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ prestigious Andrew Medd award.

Aujas, who works as a nuclear engineer at Warrington’s Nuvia Ltd, was presented with the award at the Institution’s North West Annual Dinner, held at Old Trafford.

He was commended for his volunteer work hosting careers awareness days and promoting science and engineering in schools across the North West. He was also praised for his work at Nuvia Ltd, where a report he produced helped save the company £12m.

Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “We will all rely on the next generation of engineers to meet the major challenges, from climate change to overpopulation, that we are set to face over the coming decades.

“That’s why it is so reassuring to have young engineers like Aujas spearheading the next generation, and he is a very worthy winner of this prestigious award.”

Commenting on his win, Aujas said: “It is a great honour to be recognised for the engineering work I do and my involvement within the industry and surrounding community. I am extremely proud to have won Young Mechanical Engineer of the Year.”

Dick Glover, Research Director at McLaren Automotive, gave the Annual Dinner’s keynote speech, explaining how the British company used Formula One engineering to develop their new McLaren MP4-12C sports car.