wins a third national award
at House of Commons, Westminster
An amateur photographer has had his work displayed at the House of Commons after snapping up his THIRD award in three years.
His photograph was one of 72 images shortlisted in the national Engineers Employers Federation Make It Britain competition which champions British manufacturing - Rob had six images shortlisted altogether!
Rob, who has been interested in photography since he was 16, was named Best Amateur Photographer award after impressing judges with his image The Welder Returns.
It shows an engineer welding a perforated plate cylinder into a North Sea oil line filter at Croft Filters.
Mr Watkins said: "Im over the moon to have won this award for the third time, but the most rewarding part was getting to see my work displayed in the House of Commons.."
Neil Burns, director at Croft Filters, added: "The challenge is in capturing a photograph that turns peoples heads and makes them think again about the role and diversity of modern-day industry in Britain today, and Rob has showed he has the eye for this having been successful for a third year running"