Having scooped the prize for Manufacturing Services last year, this time Agrimech came away from the awards ceremony at Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre with the honour for the best progressive SME (small to medium enterprise), “recognising manufacturers who are a beacon for other SMEs and are competing at the top of their field.”
Agrimech’s operations and finance director Belinda Smith said the award was a “huge surprise” but she was delighted to see the hard work of the company’s staff recognized and rewarded by the panel of industry experts.
“’Small is beautiful’ is key to the way we operate, and the service we give our customers, so for someone outside the company to see how we operate, understand it and recognise it in this way is wonderful,” she explained.
“Customer service is our number one priority at Agrimech – if necessary we’d rather do something slowly to make sure we get it entirely right for the customer. All the machinery we supply is made by us, and all our staff at all levels understand how it works, so whoever you deal with at our company, you know they can answer your questions.
“This award category isn’t one that’s open for nominations, it’s one that the organisers choose to give someone, so being told we’re a beacon and an example to others is hugely gratifying, and gives our approach the seal of approval from the industry. We couldn’t be more proud.”
The Manufacturer magazine’s awards are presented each year, in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. As part of the prize, Agrimech will receive support over the next 12 months from partner organisations including Cranfield University, the HVM Catapult research group and Santander.
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