2018 Winners at the Wakefield Manufacturing Awards

Manufacturer of the Year

Conservatory Outlet

Conservatory Outlet designs and manufactures innovative, high quality windows, doors and living spaces. It was recently announced as one of the top 1% of fabricators in the UK by volume.

The judges crowned Conservatory Outlet as winner of the Manufacturer of the Year 2018 award for its tremendous growth, dedication to its employees, conscious effort to reduce its environmental impact and its culture of innovation.

Visit Conservatory Outlet’s website: www.conservatoryoutlet.co.uk

Runners Up

Advanced Diesel Engineering

Advanced Diesel Engineering offers off-the-shelf and custom-engineered diesel generators, ancillary equipment, diesel fuel tanks and complete end-to-end power supply solutions.

Visit their website: www.adeltd.co.uk

Brilliant Stages

Brilliant Stages is a world leader in designing, producing and delivering advanced staging technologies to live events around the globe.

The multi-award winning team has built some of the most forward-thinking products used in the live entertainment industry today.

Visit their website: www.brilliantstages.com

Manufacturer of the Year 2018 award sponsored by Pure Technology Group

Exporter of the Year

Yorkshire Laser and Fabrication

Yorkshire Laser offers a round-the-clock laser cutting service and sheet metal fabrication to customers throughout the world.

Its unique mix of expertise, equipment, tooling and software means that it can tackle difficult and complicated parts that often other companies would struggle with.

The judges crowned Yorkshire Laser as winner of the Exporter of the Year 2018 award for its success in developing, producing and bringing to market a fire detection and suppression system that is used across the world, including in the European Space Agency buildings.

Visit Yorkshire Laser’s website: www.yorkshirelaser.co.uk

Runners Up

Fusion Bags

Fusion Bags develops and sells a range of high-end musical instrument bags and cases.

It is a multilingual, female-owned company that exports its products across the world including its best selling case for bagpipes.

Visit their website: www.fusion-bags.com

Production Park

Production Park is a central hub for the live events industry. It breathed new life into the disused industrial units at Langthwaite Industrial Estate, transforming them into state of the art facilities for businesses and organisations at the heart of the creation and execution of live events.

The stages, sets, scenery and props created at Production Park go across the world to bring together the live productions of chart-topping artists like Beyonce and Coldplay.

Visit their website: www.productionpark.co.uk

Exporter of the Year 2018 award sponsored by 4C

New Manufacturer of the Year

Rostech Engineering

Rostech Engineering, established in 2017, provides a design, fabrication, installation and maintenance service to the industrial process and production market. Within its first year it employed 5 skilled people and 1 apprentice, and even secured a contract with a blue chip manufacturer.

The judges crowned Rostech Engineering as winner of the New Manufacturer of the Year 2018 award for its quick growth, ability to win high value contracts and its commitment to training the workforce of the future.

Runners Up

Nationwide Curtain Makers

Nationwide Curtain makers, a family-owned business founded in 2016, manufactures a range of high quality, handmade curtains, blinds and soft furnishings.

In 2016/17 it secured large contracts to supply and fit curtains in show homes, care homes and hotels across the UK.

Visit their website: www.nationwidecurtainmakers.co.uk

Riverside Coatings

Riverside Coatings, a Castleford-based business established in 2017, is a powder coating and shot blasting company that was formed to accommodate a single large order and just took off from that point.

It prides itself on employing local people and providing a high quality finish to a wide selection of products.

Visit their website: www.riversidecoatings.co.uk

New Manufacturer of the Year 2018 award sponsored by Ad:Venture