Congratulations to Alan Bond, Co Founder of Reaction Engines who was awarded a Sir Arthur Clarke 'Space Lifetime Achievement' award during the UK Space Conference in Manchester.
CEO Mark Thomas collected the award on Alan's behalf.
"I want to thank everyone for the recognition of my effort in Awarding me this Arthur.
Having inspiring ideas is the easy bit, the hard part is realising them.
I have been a team player all my life and I could have achieved very little of my ambitions without the contributions of many talented and enthusiastic friends and colleagues.
I would like to say that this Award is therefore as much theirs as mine.
Thank you again on behalf of us all."