Pride of Wales!

Pride of Wales!

September is always an eventful month here in Welshpool and this year is no exception – we are busier and better than ever and there’s plenty to whistle about, while we work. As we hit awards season, (it’s not just the film and music industries that get accolades), we have not one, but FOUR awards for which we’ve been shortlisted.

Business Insider’s Made in Wales Awards have honed in on our amazing apprenticeship school and we are finalists in two categories:  The Manufacturing Apprenticeship / Training Scheme Award and one of our young engineering stars, Kieran Grittins, is up for Apprentice of the Year.

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of companies that design, develop and manufacture products in Wales, will be held in Cardiff on Thursday 6th October where we will be celebrating the fact that we are finalists among a strong shortlist of other outstanding businesses and apprentices.

It doesn’t stop there. We are also in the finals of the Powys Business Awards 2022, with nominations in two categories – the Growth Award and the Technology and Innovation Award. The Powys Business Awards are designed to showcase the extent of business talent and the quality of companies present in the region.

Ceri Stephens, Group Manager of the awards’ organiser, Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG) says: “The judges were impressed by the wide variety of businesses that exist within Powys and had a very difficult task shortlisting the finalists. They are looking forward to visiting each of the finalists to unearth the county’s real gems.”

She adds: “We are really pleased that entries were strong again this year despite the challenges of the past two years. I would like to thank all the businesses, social enterprises and charities that took the time to enter the award.”

It will be a really busy week, as the awards presentation is the day after the Made in Wales Awards, on 7th October at Dering Lines, Brecon, Wales!

Wales invested

Low Carbon Vehicle

There was also a significant Welsh presence on the impressive Welsh Government stand with five Welsh Automotive Forum members showcasing products, competencies and capabilities at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook, Bedfordshire.

Alongside leading Welsh manufacturers, we had a chance to discuss with Minister for the Economy, Vaughan Gething, ideas and opportunities and the future of connected mobility. You can find out all about our low carbon vehicle connectors here.

Pride of Britain

And finally, we wanted to say a huge well done to Adele Nicoll for her incredible achievements this year. We’ve sponsored Adele since her professional athletics’ career started over 7 years ago and she is the first British athlete to go to a Winter Olympics and a Commonwealth Games in the same year! Adele is now aiming to compete in the next Summer and Winter Olympics. As the Pride of Wales and Britain, we’ll be supporting her every step of the way. Watch this space for more updates.