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Rotherham Companies Recognised at the Made in Sheffield Awards

posted 4 Apr 2012, 08:12 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 4 Apr 2012, 08:13 ]
Three prestigious Rotherham companies picked up awards at the recent Made In Sheffield awards ceremony when over 300 of the city region's biggest and best manufacturers attended a special event at the Cutlers Hall on Thursday 22nd March.

The honours symbolise quality manufacturing and celebrate local companies who wear the symbol of the Sheffield city region's ongoing commitment to quality and excellence. 

AESSEAL Plc won The Made in Sheffield Award and were noted for their phenomenal and consistent growth, along with their firm commitment to the Sheffield city region. 

Chris Rea, OBE, managing director of AESSEAL, said: "Made in Sheffield is a fantastic and globally-recognised brand. AESSEAL is a local business that sells globally and our association as the overall winner with the Made in Sheffield brand will undoubtedly help drive our business performance."

Fellow Rotherham business, Newburgh picked up two awards for the Investment in People Award and  Apprentice of the Year (Luke Thickett).

The judges said that Newburgh Engineering had invested in people over a period of time with a consistent and dedicated approach. They noted that it wasn’t just about apprentices – the culture goes right through to the management with a total commitment to personnel development.

Luke Thickett was described by the judges as someone who had over-achieved at a young age and they were particularly impressed that he had been trusted with the high profile Bloodhound project.