LEADING automotive industry manufacturer Helical Technology is celebrating after being shortlisted in the prestigious European Business Awards – and being named in its ‘Ones To Watch’ list.
The independent, family-owned business based in Warton, Lancashire, which designs and manufactures acoustic and EGR exhaust valves, valve rotators and actuators, has a history of engineering innovation stretching back more than 50 years, with operations in the UK as well as China and India.
Now it has been shortlisted in the UK category for ‘Business of the Year with Turnover of €26m-€150m’ and has been named in the ‘Ones To Watch’ list, which sets a benchmark of success for the European business community.
The European Business Awards is Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, recognising the exceptional achievements of firms in 34 countries across the continent. The UK winners will be announced in London on Thursday, with the European grand finale taking place in May.
The winner of the ‘Business of the Year with Turnover of €26m-€150m’ trophy will have shown exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, as well as market leadership in that particular category.
Judges will have looked for evidence of inventiveness, ethical credentials, good stakeholder relationships and long-term planning, balanced by the flexibility to deliver consistent results in dynamic market conditions.
Alistair Morris, managing director of Helical Technology, said they were thrilled with the news.
‘We are very pleased to have been recognised by the prestigious RSM European Business Awards, not only as a finalist but also in the ‘‘Ones to Watch’’ list – it’s a great achievement!
‘It reflects the sustainable growth we have achieved through strategic and innovative research and development.
‘The success reflects the hard work of all our staff. We’ve now got our fingers firmly crossed that we can take the recognition a step further and take home the award in London.’
Adrian Tripp, chief executive of the European Business Awards, said: ‘We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.
‘The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘‘Ones to Watch’’ list will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.’
Jean Stephens, chief executive of sponsor RSM, said: ‘To be listed as a “One to Watch” is a real accolade.
‘At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business, and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.’
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