The ceremony which took place at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel in Central Birmingham on May 2019
recognises companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the manufacturing sector as a whole, with a turnover of over £25M and/or employing in excess of 250 people.
Tamlite was one of five companies shortlisted and was the only company to receive the judge’s ‘Highly Commended’ honour having ‘…demonstrated excellence, sales growth, increased exports and regional economic impact during the qualifying period (April 2018 - April 2019).’
The awards, which received a record number of entries for the second consecutive year, shine a spotlight on the Midlands region’s contribution to manufacturing excellence and innovation. Insider Media’s Business Editor, Ian Griffin who opened the ceremony remarked that the region's contribution is extraordinary: "No part of the world, in human history, has had a greater impact in making people’s lives better."
Commenting on the commendation, Tamlite Lighting’s Managing Director, John Allden said: “To be recognised for our contribution to the region and our commitment to investment and innovation is absolutely superb news. All of us here at our Redditch and Telford manufacturing bases are proud to play such an active and important role in the Midlands manufacturing sector – and long may this continue. It is fair to say we are all absolutely delighted with our Highly Commended accolade.”