Phil Keep wins BFPA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
29 May 2019
Phil Keep of MP Filtri UK Ltd was the winner of this year’s BFPA Lifetime Achievement award which was presented at the third annual MCI Awards ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on 22 May 2019, by Peter Willson, ex-BFPDA Council Chairman and Managing Director of Hopespare Ltd and Penny Smith, celebrity host for the evening.
Phil, who is Managing Director, has been at the helm of MP Filtri UK Ltd for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a design engineer with Plessey Hydraulics before bringing his technical expertise to a new role in sales and his extensive product knowledge has since been developed in roles with some of the biggest names in the hydraulics, filtration, and components industry. In his time as Managing Director he has transformed his companies UK operation from being a small distribution company into an international market leader in the development of contamination control technology and the sale of hydraulic filtration products.
The British operation started out with just two employees and a product range that was new to the market – its first year turnover was a modest £100,000 but sales have increased more than one hundred fold – and by seizing key opportunities to enter new market niches, the company now designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive and world leading range of innovative contamination monitors and particle counters. Phil is a much admired and popular individual with both his friends and employees alike, and is a key supporter of the FPIGS Golf Society. Never missing an opportunity to further the best interests of the industry, he also contributes to a range of domestic and international technical committees and has been a long standing member of the BFPA Board of Directors.
BFPA’s congratulations go to Phil Keep for winning this prestigious award.