CMG Awards winners

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Sellectronics won a brace of awards at last week’s Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) Awards, held at the Eden Project.

Cornwall’s manufacturers gather every two years in celebration of the industry’s regional awards.

Jon Hurrell, CEO of the CMG said “Our awards night is always a significant milestone for our members and for the industry. Manufacturers are very good at innovating, they are powerhouses of brilliance who produce products that are part of everyone’s, everyday life.

“However, they are not so good at accepting recognition for the impact they have on worldwide industries and as such, it is always a pleasure to reward the success of our counties extraordinary manufacturing talent with our biennial awards event.”

Sellectronics was named Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year also picked up an accolade for Innovation/Improvement of the Year.

Other winners on the night included Kaltek Brewery (Environmental Project of the Year), Bott (Large Manufacturer), and ICE Trikes (Exporter of the Year).

Individiual awards were given to Cameron Van Balken, St Eval Candle company, who was named Apprentice/Trainee of the year and Joanne Shaulders from the same company, who won the Business Leadership Award.

With guest speaker Lord Hutton, chair of Make UK and formerly Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, as well as Secretary of State for Defence, everyone from the boardroom to the factory floor, was enraptured by his passion and words that delivered recognition for the manufacturing industry.

CMG chairman, Eric Nicholls, said: “Manufacturing is the unsung hero that makes the world go round. Our awards night shines a spotlight on this invaluable sector, showcasing the industry and celebrating its contribution to Cornwall’s and the UK’s economy.”

The winners will now go forward to the South West Make UK Awards, in advance of the national awards later this year.