Fellowship for Sheffield Forgemasters Chief Executive

Sheffield Forgemasters chief executive Dr Graham Honeyman has joined a select group of the country's leading engineers.

Dr Honeyman has been elected this year as a Fellow to the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, 11 years after being awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in recognition of an outstanding personal contribution to British Engineering.

He joins 43 other pioneering industry and academic figures on this year's list of Fellows, including Queen Mary 2 designer Stephen Payne and leader of the UK Energy Research Centre John Loughhead.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is charged with promoting the engineering and technological welfare of the UK.

The Fellowship is comprised of the UK's most eminent engineers, providing leadership and expertise, focussing on the relationships between engineering, technology and quality of life.

The national academy provides independent and impartial advice to the Government, while working to secure the next generation of engineers and provides a voice for Britain's engineering community.

Dr Honeyman said: "It is a great honour to be made a fellow and to be joining such esteemed company. This accolade is recognition of the continuing contribution we are making to British engineering."

Academy President Lord Browne of Madingley said: "Our new Fellows are among the very best engineers working in the UK today. They are pushing the technical boundaries across the most challenging fields from medical imaging to aeronautics and energy technology. Together they demonstrate that engineering is at the heart of modern society."