Engineering Firm of the Year 2018

Sponsored by Northern Skills Group

Best in class: Steve Walls; Peter Wilson (Northern Skills Group), Colin Simpson (Tomlinson Hall) & Iain Wright (NEPIC)

Engineering Firm of the Year

Winner: Tomlinson Hall

Founded in 1919, Tomlinson Hall & Co. is a specialist pump distribution, engineering and manufacturing firm with extensive experience enabling full service solutions for industry challenges. As a manufacturer of the Liquivac pump, as well as a distributor for major industrial pump brands, Tomlinson Hall has been able to use its understanding of the technical challenges from a manufacturer’s perspective to strengthen the service it offers to clients.

During 2017, the firm applied its engineering expertise to a diverse range of projects – working with Enfield Council to provide a solution for removing duckweed from New River without damaging its ecosystem; assisting with the design and planning of the expansion of a Teesside-based food manufacturer; and supporting a Seal Sands chemical company with the completion of an advantageous 8-week turnaround project. The company has also introduced a free Energy Check service to help firms better understand the status of their pump systems and identify were energy savings can be made and were more energy-efficient pumps would be appropriate.

By continually assessing the market and utilising all the in-house expertise and technical knowhow that the company possesses, this Billingham-based firm is reaping the benefits. Turnover increased by almost 10 per cent in 2017, with sales figures raising from £4.03 million in 2016 to £4.40 million in 2017. A significant 69.5% hike in export sales was also achieved. A strong community player and dedicated employer, Tomlinson Hall & Co. has further growth plans for 2018 including a scrappage scheme and partnerships over the pond as part of a major export push for the firm’s Liquivac pump.

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