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Dunedin announces regional manufacturing award winners

By Dunedin,  December 11, 2013

The regional winners of the EEF manufacturing awards, sponsored by Dunedin, have been announced

The hunt for the UK’s greatest exporters in the regions is now over. Dunedin, the UK mid-market private equity firm and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation launched a nationwide search for UK manufacturers who have excelled in exporting, as part of the fifth annual EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.  The regional winners were announced at celebration events this month and now will compete for the national awards at a prestigious ceremony that will be held in London in January 2014.

The Future Manufacturing Awards are now in their fifth year, offering manufacturers and apprentices from across the UK the opportunity to showcase their achievements across seven different award categories: business growth, people and skills, innovation, export, health and safety, environment and education.

Dougal Bennett, partner of Dunedin commented: “As an investor in the British manufacturing sector, Dunedin is really pleased to recognise excellence in export growth across the UK through these awards.  The ability to internationalise and access overseas markets is critical to growth and is something that we work with our own investee companies to achieve.

UK manufacturing represents some of the best talent in the world. The quality of UK manufactured products is often difficult to replicate and this helps make it suitable for exporting since it stands up well against foreign alternatives

 “We would like to congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements in their region.  The UK manufacturing industry will play a crucial role in boosting the British economy and exporting represents a major part of this.  This was a highly competitive process and we commend all those businesses that took part.  We are very much looking forward to the national awards in January to find out which business will be selected as the overall UK winner.”

List of winners & runners-up by region:

Yorkshire and North East:

Winner of the award for Export Growth: Kingspan Access Floors

Runner up: Sheffield Precision Medical Ltd

Winner of the award for Export Development: Kiveton Park Steel

Runner up: Miller International Ltd

North West:

Winner of the award for Outstanding Exports: Trolex Ltd

Runner up: Totalpost


Winner of the award for Export Growth: Grainger and Worrall

Runner up: Belton Massey Ltd

Winner of the award for Export Development: Egbert & Taylor

Runner up: Solios Thermal

South West:

Winner of the award for Outstanding Exports: Haystack Dryers Ltd

Runner up: Advanced Insulation Plc

South East:

Winner of the award for Export Growth: Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons

Runner up: JDR

Winner of the award for Export Development: Pai Skin Care

Runner up: Scarab Sweepers Ltd


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