Sandwell’s Founder and Technical Director has been awarded the prestigious Shot Peener Magazine’s “Shot Peener of the Year 2016” accolade, becoming only the 3rd ever British recipient in the history of the award. The Shot Peener magazine presents The Shot Peener of the Year award to individuals in the industry that have made significant contributions to the advancement of shot peening. “It is our pleasure to award Colin McGrory the Shot Peener of the year Award”, commented Jack Champaigne, editor of the Shot Peener magazine and chair of the SAE Committee for Surface Enhancement. “Colin has been presented with this award for his tenure in the industry, his entrepreneurial spirit and technical and scientific innovation” he continued. “Colin has continued to develop new technologies and techniques, as well as working on scientific research to drive the industry forward."