The winners of the Subsea UK’s annual awards were announced earlier this month at the fifth annual Subsea UK’s awards dinner.

More than 700 business leaders attended the dinner which celebrated the innovation, hard work, and exceptional achievements of outstanding organizations and individuals in the subsea sector.

Subsea Company of the Year, the evening’s top award, went to Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD). The subsea engineering company, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of remotely operated vehicles, was recognized for its annual turn over rise from £12.5million to £42.8million in just five years.

The Emerging Talent Award was given to Stuart Holley, a senior product manager at GE Oil & Gas. Viper Subsea received the New Enterprise Award, and the Subsea Innovation and Technology Award was given to Tritech.

Other awards given were the Subsea Global Exports Award, given to Andrew Palmer and Associates/Penspen, and the Safety Leadership Award was given to RBG.

Mel Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of Subsea 7, was honored for his outstanding contribution to the subsea sector. Since 1974, Fitzgerald has held a number of management positions, including UK vice president for Halliburton.