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Employee achievements recognised in Excellence Awards 2020
This year’s awards ceremony was postponed, but the company is still celebrating all the fantastic winners
Employees’ commitment to excellence and passion for delivering innovative solutions was very evident

LONDON, UK, July 16, 2020 - Lockheed Martin’s annual UK Excellence Awards recognise employees that go above and beyond their day-to-day job requirements to meet business objectives.

This year’s awards ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the company is still celebrating all the fantastic winners, from more than 40 nominations.

Lockheed Martin UK CEO Peter Ruddock said: “I’m immensely proud to lead Lockheed Martin’s UK business, and that feeling of pride was reinforced by being part of the judging team for the Excellence Awards. The judges had a tough time selecting the winners and those who were highly commended. Employees’ commitment to excellence and passion for delivering innovative solutions was very evident.”

Here are some of this year’s winners.

Full Spectrum Leadership


Security Manager Paul Oughton has delivered a step change in the security culture at the company’s Ampthill site. He was recognised for delivering a shift in culture from rules adherence to embracing security responsibility to improve business performance and protect important information, transforming the thinking of the whole site.

Outstanding Early Careers Performance


Jenny Edwards, Engineering Graduate at Ampthill, is a natural ambassador who delivers work way above regular standards on her assignments and who is an active member of Lockheed Martin UK community. Jenny leads the Women in STEM group at our Ampthill site, encouraging more women to enter engineering.



Fred Elsey, Adam George and Dave Woodward set up the Pride Network for Lockheed Martin UK, an employee support group for LGBTQ+ staff.  The group is an important support network for employees, contributing to efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Chief Executive Award



Justin Evans is the project manager responsible for delivering all Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme system integration and trial activities. 2019 was an extremely busy year for the team – and they hit all their contract milestones.  This involved significant key engagements with our customer, senior influencers in the MoD, the supply chain and other stakeholders.

Three Business Unit winners were also awarded, along with a number of staff being highly commended. Congratulations to all Excellence Award award winners!