Precision engineering boss receives Lifetime Achievement award

Paul Stockhill, managing director of precision engineering firm, Agemaspark, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Doncaster Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Paul, who was instrumental in bringing Doncaster UTC to the city, has been at the helm of Agemaspark for more than two decades.

Andy Morley, president of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce said: “We were thrilled to give Paul this award, he is not only a dedicated business leader but is also a champion of young people and has worked tirelessly on the Doncaster UTC bid, the UTC board and as a mentor and employee of young people apprentices.

“Paul is on the Industry Advisory Board for the AMRC Training Centre and was recognised in the Top 100 Manufacturers in 2021. He runs a great business and is a fantastic advocate for the city of Doncaster.”

Agemaspark works with industries including aerospace, oil and gas, medical, food processing, plastic injection moulding and higher education.

Under Paul’s guidance the business produces parts for the world's largest equipment supplier to the oil and gas industry, aerospace components used in the US, Europe, Asia and Middle East and automotive tooling used in the UK and Japan.

Paul’s highlights in business include some of the projects Agemaspark has worked on with blue chip companies, such as putting things into the space station and working on parts that went to Mars.

Paul said: “This is a huge honour, and I am thrilled to accept this award on behalf of myself and my wife, who works alongside me, and our fantastic team.

“I’m extremely proud of the work that we do in helping young people forge careers in engineering and 11 of our 16 employees are aged under 33, all are apprentice trained and six now hold roles as either senior managers or supervisors.

“Two of my mantras are to "never stand still" and "embrace new technology" to stay relevant in a constantly-changing industry. Following that approach has served us well.”

The Doncaster Chamber of Commerce Awards celebrated success in the city and 18 businesses were awarded for outstanding work.