The first Torque-Expo Awards, celebrating the fastener and tool industries, took place at Torque-Expo UK Telford in May…


Sustainable Product of the Year


Beck unveiled its wooden collated nail system a number of years ago and has this year developed the sustainable range again, this time adding headed nails to the range, developed for façade construction in particular. These efficient metal-free nails are made with renewable beech wood, combining performance and sustainability. They are ideal for the increasing number of construction projects that want to use entirely sustainable or recyclable fastening systems.

Award sponsored and presented by

Community Partnership of the Year

Tite-Fix – Screw-Tite & Men’s Sheds Association

Screw-Tite is the official screw of UK Men’s Sheds Association, supporting the association as it provides spaces for men and women, tackling mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Now with over 600 Men’s Sheds in the UK, communities can come together to work on diverse projects like fixing park benches and repairing bikes. This award winner was selected by the Torque-Expo team.

Video of the Year

Metabo – metaBOX

Metabo’s robust system case is suitable for the construction site and workshop alike, as well as for transporting tools and consumables. An irreverent but effective promotional video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube and carries a short message to end users to ‘sort their stuff out’.

Apprentice of the Year

Gesipa UK – Jonathan Watson

After starting at Gesipa UK’s Keithley HQ, Watson soon applied to its apprenticeship programme, where he combines study at Keighley College with working on the job. His day-to-day role includes carrying out servicing and repairs on tools. Jonathan also assists with tool maintenance training sessions both at Gesipa UK and also on the road and has also taken part in Bradford Manufacturing Week, including local school outreach.

The award is also testament to Gesipa UK’s commitment to develop young talent in the engineering and fastener industry.

Outstanding Industry Achievement Award

Tony Williams & Owlett-Jaton

Tony Williams, Sales Director for Owlett-Jaton, has been with the company for over 40 years. He started on the trade counter at Jaton way back in 1981 and has since worked virtually all angles at the company, from warehouse picking and deliveries to Key Accounts and Sales Manager. He became Sales Director in 2017, where he has been instrumental in the company’s success, with Owlett-Jaton seeing record sales in his tenure in the role. He is a leading figure of the team, and this significant milestone reflects his commitment and dedication to the company. Tony has extensive experience, understanding, knowledge and a similarly significant impact on the fastener and fixings industry.

Thanks to everyone who nominated and had their say on the awards, we couldn’t have done it without you. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to those that didn’t go home with an award on the night.

There’s always next time!