Those that know Addison Project in the North East will by now be no doubt aware of the Engineering Firm of the Year award at the recent event at Hardwick Hall. What you might not know is that this was the second significant prize in a week.
Thornton Cleveleys-based Addison Precision won big at the Lancashire Business View Red Rose awards, scooping the prestigious Made in Lancashire title. This event sees Lancashire business, commerce and industry come together and are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success, and to encourage trading within the county.
Since launching the awards in 2011 the Red Rose Awards have steadily grown and become the centrepiece attraction for the business community in the county with the sell-out ceremony taking place at the magnificent Winter Gardens Blackpool. The Awards play out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 business professionals and this year saw the awards celebrate its 13th year.
Addison Precision, whose headquarters are located on the Hillhouse Business Park Enterprise Zone, was recognised for its contribution across a range of sectors, including aerospace, defence and infrastructure to medical implants.
Chief Executive Marcus Addison said: “It is with great pleasure and tremendous pride for Addison Precision to be recognised as the winner of the Made in Lancashire Award at the Red Rose finals ceremony this year. It is brilliant for an engineering manufacturer such as ourselves to achieve this positive recognition. More than 100 companies reached the finals out of over 2,000 entrants to the competition and for Addison to be crowned as the overall winner of the ‘Made in Lancashire’ Award is just absolutely fantastic. We do some tremendous things here at Addison for a diverse blue chip client base, right across the UK, and we are really pleased to have been recognised by the Red Rose judges. Our regular partners are many but include the manufacturing of aero-engine components for Rolls Royce, being a design and manufacturing partner for BAe Systems along with supporting the country’s gas network for National Grid. We also manufacture human implantable devices for the medical industry. The judges commented that our passion and enthusiastic approach from our talented engineers really shone through, as did our commitment to excellence in customer service and sustainability and the credit truly goes across the whole workforce. They really deserve this.”
Mark Verdon, Managing Director of Addison Precision said: “This award recognises the efforts and commitments of all the exceptionally talented engineers and people within our company. The award helps not only raise our business profile and that of British engineering in the north but of the Hillhouse Business Park Enterprise Zone in Thornton-Cleveleys, where we are based. It is especially important right now as we continue to recruit and attract both new engineers and apprentices to the company. We need a steady stream of talented engineers to satisfy our expanding company, so it’s important in the first instance that these people know who we are, what we can offer and where we are based.”
Speaking about the NEPIC success, Steve Davies, Managing Director of Addison Project said “We are incredibly proud to have won this award. It is testament to the fantastic work that each and every member of our highly skilled team carry out every day and the manner in which they do it. They truly deserve this award and recognition. ”
Marcus also commented, “winning such a prestigious award as the NEPIC Engineering Firm of the Year 2023 award means such a lot to us all and will positively contribute to, and support, our growing reputation in the North East and UK wide.
“As a group we have purposeful growth strategies in place to become one of the UK’s leading engineering service providers, built on a foundation of providing excellent customer service, through positive and proactive behaviours and providing the best solutions to meet our client’s challenges. We have been able to clearly showcase our business excellence to the judging panel right across the engineering sector and have demonstrated innovative and timely solutions to engineering problems and ‘best-in-class’ project delivery performance. To have this recognised in such a way and witnessed by some 450 industry leaders on the awards night is a real achievement.”
On entering this award Addison were asked to nominate a local school in the North East who would receive a £2000 donation from NEPIC, in order to fund a science related project. The beneficiary school chosen was St Francis of Assisi, Stockton-on-Tees so they are also delighted and will be presented with this prize in due course.
In addition , the night before the NEPIC awards saw Addison attending the Chemicals Northwest industry awards at the Hilton hotel in Manchester, also as finalists in the Engineering Firm of the Year 2023 award category! There was no trophy on the night but a fantastic time was had and a real sense of achievement on reaching the finals in this category was felt all round.
As a group, Addison are on an upward trajectory with purposeful strategies in place to achieve growth whilst also delivering on an ambitious but very important commitment to our Net-Zero targets.
Marcus added, “Sustainability is very important to us here at Addison. Not only are we focused on reducing our carbon footprint on our journey towards Net-Zero with initiatives including reducing energy waste, we are also increasing our own self supply of electricity with solar on every available roof-space and installing solar canopies and charging ports for our expanding fleet of electric vehicles.”
These award events highlight that as a group, Addison are meeting and exceeding expectations in their field so they thank everyone that has contributed and worked with them so far.
By Addison Project plc