Winder Power Ltd was last night presented with the Insider Media Made in Yorkshire Small Manufacturer Award 2016 in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the Yorkshire manufacturing sector over the past 12 months.
The win marks a significant period of growth for the company which reported a 70% increase in sales orders over the period (June 2014 – June 2015), leading to the creation of 20 new jobs at the company’s Pudsey HQ at the end of 2015.
The company also achieved over 60% increase in turnover to £18m over 2015, bolstered by new national and international “blue chip” contracts with SSE and the Port of Felixstowe; an exemplary health and safety record; and diversification of Winder’s product offering to include larger, more efficient and complex transformers for clients.
On the international stage, Winder Power also secured a £100k contract with the Aden Refinery, Yemen, and a £560k contract in Bahrain, for the supply of transformers for asset infrastructure development project at Bahrain Petroleum Company.
Welcoming the award, Laurence MacKenzie, Chief Executive of Winder Power Ltd, said;
“Winder Power is extremely proud of its Yorkshire roots and is delighted to receive this award in recognition of our commitment to customer service and manufacturing excellence. Quality, cost-competitive products and the commitment of Winder’s hard-working team are central to our success and I would like to thank the whole team for their dedication. We look forward to continuing our path of strong growth and development over the coming year and flying the flag for Yorkshire on the world stage.”
The award was presented to the Winder Power team as part of the official Insider Media Made in Yorkshire awards ceremony at the Royal Armouries Hall last night, March 3 2016 which was attended by 200 leading manufacturers.
Following last night’s regional win, Winder Power will now be included in the shortlist for the national Insider Media Made in the UK awards, where they will join manufacturers from all across the UK to compete for the prestigious national award in Liverpool on 17 June 2016.
“These awards recognise the efforts to propel growth, break into overseas markets, develop new concepts and train young staff to be the industry leaders of tomorrow,” said Insider‘s Adam Lovell. “Manufacturing remains important to the continued economic recovery of the UK and certainly to Yorkshire. Everyone here tonight deserves a lot of praise for the work they are doing.”