2018 Industry Technician of the Year Winner

Mr Neil Sainty
Mr Neil Sainty 
BP Plc


Awarded for contributions to developing BP's High Throughput Experimentation capability in Hull.



About Neil

I was born in Hull on 1st April 1981. I went to St Mary's College Secondary School in Hull before joining BP Chemicals as a Laboratory Quartz Apprentice in 1997. 

After completing my apprenticeship in 2000, I worked for BP Chemicals in Hull as part of the analytical chemistry team carrying out testing for the various chemical plants based in Hull and environmental testing in the surrounding area to the site. Whilst working in the analytical team I completed my BSc Chemistry degree part-time achieving a 2:1. 

In 2009 I joined the process development operations team working on SaaBre Technology carrying out the experimental program on the full recycle demonstration plant. 

I currently work for The Centre of Expertise for Applied Chemistry and Physics based in Hull. We are part of BP Group Technology and my role involves running various catalyst testing units including the 16 reactor High Throughput Reaction Unit. 

Separate to my main role, I am an elected member of the Hull Site Employee Forum which is the consultative body for all BP employees on based on the Hull site. I represent the technology teams on all things from employee welfare to changes in company policy. 

Outside of work I am married to Bryony and we have a 5 year-old son Elliot. I enjoy watching sport, particularly rugby league and boxing. I also enjoy exercise, particularly circuit training and running. I have completed Tough Mudder, the Humber bridge Half marathon and the Hull 10K.