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Since our founding over 166 years ago, Survitec has built a reputation for helping customers, creating solutions and applying innovation to help protect lives when it matters most.

Over the years, we have been honoured with highly respected awards that acknowledge our dedication to life safety. We are proud of these awards and promise our customers we will continue to pioneer survival products and services.

2022  We have received the UK defence sector’s highest supplier accolade


In 2022 we received a UK Government Gold Award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for our “outstanding support” to the country’s armed forces. To be considered for the prestigious award, defence industry suppliers must hold a valid Silver Award certificate and have signed the UK’s defence industry covenant. They must also demonstrate support for reservists, assist in their mobilisation, and provide at least 10 additional days paid leave for training.


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2021  Survitec is the UK’s most active maritime company on LinkedIn.


In 2021, we topped the table of The UK’s Most Active Maritime Professionals on Social media, after 12.94% of our colleagues shared LinkedIn content throughout November. The industry average across all regions is 4.5%. The report was collated by employer influencer platform DSMN8, noting that Survitec had interacted highly compared to the next best at 9.17%. This achievement is a testament to our team’s hard work, ensuring our brand is recognised worldwide.

2021  Recognised by the UK Ministry of Defence for our commitment to the Armed Forces.


In 2021 we were awarded the Silver Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for supporting the wider armed forces community and their families, who serve or have served in the Armed Forces while aligning our values with the Armed Forces Covenant. This recognition is thanks to our dedicated team, who work every day to help ensure the safety and security of defence personnel operating across air, land and sea.


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2020  Survitec awarded NHS personal protective equipment contract


In 2020, we were awarded the NHS contract by the UK Department for Health and Social Care to produce sterilised surgical isolation gowns. During those unprecedented times, we were – and remain to be - incredibly proud and humbled to be selected as a key partner to support dedicated front-line workers across the health services who are doing the important work of battling COVID-19.

2020 Cyber Essentials Certificate


We are 100% committed to not only the safety of our customers, but also the safety of their data. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Certificate. This UK Government backed scheme recognises our commitment to cyber security and demonstrates to our customers and suppliers that we have taken extra steps to protect the business against cyber threats.


2019 EEEGR Offshore Wind award


The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and developments that have taken place within the energy sector over the last 12 months. In 2019, we won the EEEGR Award in the Offshore Wind category for the Evacuator system - an emergency wind turbine descent system which the judging panel recognised as representing “a significant contribution” to renewable energy safety. We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award, which we accepted on behalf of Evacuator’s inventors Eugene Verstegen and Joris Veeger.

2019 ‘Best emerging safety solution’ Safety at Sea award


The prestigious IHS Markit Safety at Sea awards ended in triumph for us as we took home the ‘Best Emerging Safety Solution’ award for our game-changing Seahaven evacuation system - a revolutionary slide-based rigid inflatable liferaft for the mass evacuation of passengers and crew from cruise ships. Seahaven is expected not only to revolutionise the way in which passengers evacuate in an emergency, but also how cruise ships are designed. The judges’ recognition of Seahaven confirms that the industry is ready to consider new ways of approaching safety.

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2019 Cornerstone Client Excellence award – ‘Transformational HR Category’


The Cornerstone Client Excellence Awards celebrate leading client organisations for innovation and excellence in talent management. In 2019, we were awarded the Cornerstone Client Excellence award for ‘Transformational HR’ for our outstanding work in using Cornerstone to help align our HR strategy with our overall business goals. We were recognised for actively and deliberately driving change across our organisation, through the use of quantifiable metrics, that resulted in fundamental successful changes in how we managed, viewed and developed our people.

2019  Transform awards ‘Best Visual Identity – the Engineering & Manufacturing sector’ and ‘Best Internal Communications During Brand Development’ 


At the 2019 Transform Awards Europe, we were honoured with not just one award – but two! The awards, which recognise businesses for rebrand and brand development work, followed a major company merger where we built a new visual identity assisted by communications agency UPP B2B. The judges commented that our brand was ‘strong and emotional’ and aided in uniting employees around the importance of their work. They called our brand ‘inspiring’ with one stating ‘it clearly unified the business and ignited a sense of purpose, pride and mission.’

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2019 Yachting Monthly ‘Best on Test’ award


Inspired by developments in the aviation market, our Crewsaver ErgoFit+ lifejacket caught the judge’s attention for the prestigious Yachting Monthly awards. The respected UK-based publication carried out a series of ‘in water’ trials on ten of the most cutting-edge lifejackets available to the yachting market and announced the Crewsaver Ergofit+ ‘best on test.’ Yachting Monthly stated that “if performance in the water is the most important aspect of a lifejacket, the Ergofit+ was streets ahead of everything else on test.” 

2019 Yacht Magazine ‘Best Value Buy’ award


Highly respected German publication ‘Yacht’ conducted a series of both in and out of water trials comparing 15 lifejackets.  Out of the 15, the Crewsaver Crewfit 180N Pro stood out and was named as the ‘best value buy’ lifejacket. Always remembering ‘it’s what’s inside that counts,’ the judging panel especially noted the Crewfit 180N Pro’s bladder design technology - commenting on the shaped bladder, which ‘ensures ideal position in the water.’

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