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RS scoops accolade at 2018 Electronics Industry Awards

RS Components (RS) has been recognised in the Electronics Industry Awards 2018, winning in the Academic Support category and beating off competition from organisations including Mouser Electronics and TUV SUD. RS also received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Distributor of the Year category.

The inaugural Electronics Industry Awards, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday Sep 25, featured an innovative scheme format whereby the winners are picked by the industry, rather than a judging panel.

The Academic Support Award recognises a company that is working with young people in education to encourage them into an engineering career. This can include going into schools and having apprenticeship schemes.

Commenting on the win, Laura Giddings, education events manager for RS, said: “We are of course thrilled to have won the Academic Support Award, which recognises dedication to promote the electronics sector to new and future engineers, inspiring them about a career in the industry. Nominated and judged by our peers and customers within the UK electronic industry, the achievement of this amazing accolade highlights our continuous commitment and efforts in STEM engagement and outreach.”