Phil Keep has won the MCI’s Lifetime Contribution Award in recognition of his long and successful career in the industry.

MP Filtri’s Managing Director received the award from TV personality Penny Smith and former BFPDA council chairman Peter Wilson.

The award recognises Phil’s success in transforming MP Filtri UK from a fledging distribution company into an international market leader in the development of contamination control technology and the sale of hydraulic filtration products.

Under his guardianship, UK sales have increased more than one hundred fold – and by seizing key opportunities to enter new market niches, the company now designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of innovative contamination monitors and particle counters.

The company broke the £10 million sales barrier for the first time in 2018, marking a major milestone in its growth, and is preparing the next phase of its expansion with a move to a purpose-built high-tech, state-of-the-art production facility.

The BFPA paid tribute to Phil’s outstanding contribution to the industry saying:

“Phil is a much admired and popular individual with both his friends and employees alike and is a key supporter of the FPIGS Golf Society. Never missing an opportunity to further the best interests of the industry, he also contributes to a range of domestic and international technical committees and has been a long-standing member of the BFPA Board of Directors.”