An impressive contribution to his industry has seen the Executive Chairman of a UK company scoop a prestigious accolade.

Jeremy Woolridge, Executive Chairman of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd was awarded a Bablik medal – given to mark outstanding activities of direct benefit to the sector – at the European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) Gala dinner in Austria last year.

He said: “It is an incredible honour to have been recognised in this way, and to be named alongside some fantastic individuals within our profession. I have immense respect for the industry, and the membership bodies such as the EGGA, and so this truly is a wondrous occasion, and one that I don’t take for granted.

“For over 150 years, Wedge Group Galvanizing has been making significant advancements within the galvanizing industry, and we’re proud to be huge advocates for the sector. We’re committed to making a difference – not only to provide a stellar service to our clients across the nation, but to ensure the galvanizing industry as a whole continues to succeed and evolve.”


Jeremy is one of only ten people to have a Bablik Medal – the first two were awarded to Professor Bablik and Mr Sendzimir (in gold) with all medals since being silver.

Andrew Harrison, Sales and Marketing Director at Wedge Group Galvanizing, added: “It’s absolutely fantastic to learn of Jeremy’s award. His contribution to Wedge Group Galvanizing and to the whole galvanizing industry is one to be acknowledged and appreciated, and we’re delighted to congratulate him on this brilliant achievement.”

The EGGA is the industry organisation for Europe’s galvanizing sector, bringing together many national associations from across the continent which collectively represent around 600 galvanizing plants worldwide.

Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd is the largest hot-dip galvanizing organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years. With 14 plants strategically placed across the country, the firm offers a truly national galvanizing service.