The winners of the Made in Lincolnshire 2019 awards have been announced and four Grantham companies came away with glory out of the six categories
The event organised by Streets Chartered Accountants, Business Lincolnshire and NatWestBank took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Thursday, September 19, hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior.
The awards ceremony highlighted Lincolnshire’s well-earned reputation for innovation and manufacturing.
The awards consisted of six categories in which businesses/products were nominated.
The winners in each category were as follows:
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Locally – Bottomley Distillers Ltd
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Nationwide – Beaphar UK
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Overseas – Red Rhino Mini Crushers UK Ltd, Alma Park.
Made in Lincolnshire for Many Generations – Grantham Engineering Ltd, Harlaxton Road.
Made in Lincolnshire World Class – Autocraft Solutions Group Ltd, Belton.
Made in Lincolnshire – Food & Drink – Hawkens Gingerbread, London Road
Managing Director at Grantham Engineering Ltd, Sam Pask said: “True testament to the amazing and hardworking teams we have developed over the last 73 years.
“This one is for employees past and present!
“Also fantastic to see four winning Grantham companies from six awards and others short listed as finalists!”
The judging panel included representation from the three host organisations, Make UK, Midlands Engine, NAMRC and Lincolnshire County Council.
James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, said: “We are especially pleased with the quality and diversity of entries in our second Made in Lincolnshire Awards.
“The UK is enjoying something of resurgence in manufacturing and this seems to be reflected within the sector locally.
“Both entrants and winners highlight that Greater Lincolnshire is becoming a diverse manufacturing base with innovative products and growing demand overseas.”
Samantha Harrison, Head of Business Lincolnshire, said: “Manufacturing plays a major role in the economy of Greater Lincolnshire, contributing over £4.2 billion every year – that’s 20% of the region’s total economic value.
“It employs approximately 67,000 people, accounting for 16% of local jobs – double the UK average of 8%. It has also shown strong growth in Greater Lincolnshire over last few years.
Grantham companies Househam Sprayers Ltd and Rocket Print Promotions were also finalists.