Sheffield’s PEGL wins national Manufacturer of the Year award

President Engineering Group Ltd, a Sheffield-based manufacturing business supplying specialist products to the industrial gas and energy industries worldwide, has won the prestigious award for ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ in the finals of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Awards 2014.

The company faced stiff competition from hundreds of other leading manufacturers from across the UK to win the award, after PEGL was successful in winning the regional Manufacturer of the Year award. This meant the company went through to the national finals where it faced stiff competition from each region’s winning manufacturing business. The prestigious award was presented by Fox Sports Presenter Georgie Thompson at a glittering ceremony held at the Pavilion at the Tower of London.

Mark Henley, managing director of President Engineering Group, said: “This is the award that every company wants – to be recognised as the top manufacturer of the year is a fantastic achievement for us.  This is testament to the efforts, dedication and true professionalism of our whole team.  It is great to be bringing this award back to Sheffield.”

Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “I visit many businesses up and down the country and I am constantly impressed by their determination, innovation and the contributions they are making to their local communities.  With focus and passion, President Engineering Group has developed a fine offering in the marketplace and has played a vital role driving forward the future prosperity of the UK economy.”

The panel of independent judges at The Chamber Awards were impressed with PEGL’s technical expertise and innovation which had led to the company being able to compete on a worldwide scale producing cryogenic valves and dust suppression systems that are fully compliant and in demand in all the international markets.  The company showed how it has managed to achieve significant growth in turnover over the past three years, despite challenging times globally and in a difficult marketplace. Its investment in cutting edge plant and in developing its workforce means it has a very strong manufacturing strategy, backed by a management structure that has seen its business achieve consistent growth over the past three years.

President Engineering Group is the parent company of Bestobell, a world renowned valve manufacturer supplying the LNG (liquefied natural gas) and industrial gas market, Conflow – which manufactures dust and fire suppression systems for the mining markets and Bretby Gammatech, which designs and supplies monitoring equipment to detect the ash content of coal.  All three businesses supply the majority of their products to the international markets from their base here in the UK.

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