A Cumbrian engineering firm has won double honours in industry rankings.

TSP Engineering, based in Workington saw two of its senior staff named among the best in the UK by The Manufacturer magazine.

John Coughlan, chief executive officer of TSP, was recognised as one of the Top 20 exemplary inspiring leaders in manufacturing in the UK while project engineer Dean Robinson was included in the UK’s 100 most inspiring and influential individuals.

John, who was named for his work in turning round TSP Engineering, said he was honoured.

He added: “I would wish it to be recognised that the team at TSP Engineering have played a major part in my achieving this honour.”

Dean has developed relationships with specialist SME suppliers increasing business’ spend.

Earlier this year he completed an engineering degree in mechanical plant engineering and was awarded the Institute of Plant Engineers Student of the Year.

He said: “I’m honoured, ecstatic and overjoyed to be nominated and selected in the Top 100 most influential people in manufacturing is an incredible accolade. I’m very happy to accept this prestigious award."

The firm was named company of the year in the recent Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster Business Awards.