CPI took home three titles at the annual North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) awards.

The technology innovation centre, based at Wilton, won the awards for young achiever, apprentice of the year and the apprenticeship employer. CPI has 15 apprentices working across its business units. The apprenticeship employer of the year award came with a £2,000 prize that CPI donated to Thornaby Academy.

The apprentice of the year was Ben Gay, who is undergoing a laboratory scientist apprenticeship at CPI’s National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, while completing a degree in biological sciences at Teesside University. His work involves ensuring smooth technical delivery and compliance with CPI’s quality procedures, as well as supporting the technical team to set up and carry out experiments.

He said, “I feel privileged that CPI has offered me this platform to develop my skills.”

The young achiever award was won by Dan Wallis, who has worked at CPI for just over seven years, recently being appointed as plant supervisor. Dan was a key player in commissioning the Calysta bespoke demonstration plant.