Firm’s award win for ‘reinvention’

A long-standing Sheffield manufacturing firm has scooped a major award for ‘successfully modernising and reinventing itself’.

Pryor Marking Technology, which formed 165 years ago, won the Business Growth Award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards in London last week.

The award, sponsored by Westfield Health, recognises manufacturers who have achieved dynamic business growth through actively managed and consistently delivered growth strategies.

A panel of industry judges were won over by the firm’s determination to grow and gave praise for its ability to ‘successfully modernise and reinvent itself’.

Alastair Morris, sales director at the firm, which is based in Egerton Street, in the city centre, said: “There are so many fantastic manufacturers in the UK – to win this national award is a massive compliment and a huge achievement for our staff.

“Manufacturing is a thriving industry that drives jobs, growth and prosperity and we hope our success will encourage other manufacturers to step forward and share their achievements.

“It’s clear that our value is being increasingly recognised. We’re all delighted and feel that our hard work and dedication has paid off.”

Jill Davies, chief executive of Westfield Health, added: “Manufacturing is a dynamic and exciting part of the economy with a valuable role to play. These awards recognise the contribution made by manufacturers across the UK, and companies that are constantly looking to improve their performance must be supported and rewarded for their efforts.”