Refrigerated drawer manufacturer Adande has voiced its delight at finishing runner-up in a UK awards ceremony honouring British manufacturers.
The Lowestoft-based company was only beaten by automotive giant Rolls-Royce in the ‘Advanced Manufacturing Innovation/Creative Design’ category, having earlier won its regional heat.
The awards, which are backed by UK Trade & Investment, celebrate the very best in UK manufacturing across all industries.
The event took place on 9 July at St George’s Hall in Liverpool and was compèred by broadcaster Colin Murray, with keynote speeches from Bob Gilbert, chairman of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, alongside Chris Brown, director of Marketing Liverpool.
Adande’s chairman, Nigel Bell, said: “It’s testimony to the hard work of the Adande team and our manufacturing operations to find our revolutionary refrigeration being understood, not only in terms of the foodservice industry but within the manufacturing sector too. The investment from concept to market for any manufacturer is challenging, not least for SMEs in the UK; but in order to drive forward sales and awareness into international territories companies need opportunities to have that recognised.”
Bell said that finishing runner-up to a world-class company like Rolls-Royce was “no mean feat”, adding that the quality of the association is something the company can be proud of.