Winners of Grundon Sponsored Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2016 ‘Best Place to Work’ Award Announced

Over 450 guests from Gloucestershire’s leading manufacturing businesses decended upon Cheltenham Racecourse last week, flying the flag for regional manufacturing, engineering and innovation excellence, at the second Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards.

The Cotswold Life EMI Awards celebrates a thriving industry across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. There is no other single awards ceremony that comprehensively celebrates and showcases the diversity of manufacturing in the Cotswolds. Representatives from some of the largest national manufacturing and engineering support organisations joined us to showcase the breadth and depth of innovation and skills here.

Celebrating success: Members of the Rotec Engineering Ltd (META) team are delighted to accept the award for ‘Best Place to Work’ from Neil Grundon, Deputy Chairman of Grundon Waste Management (right) at the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2016

Each of the 100 Awards entries offered an impressive insight into what is happening across this sector. Manufacturing is embedded in this region. It employs and trains tens of thousands and offers fantastic opportunities to anyone with ambition and drive. All the 2016 finalists and winners showcased manufacturing brilliance and collective ambition. The judging panel were impressed with the quality of nominations and the truly inspiring innovation happening within Cotswold companies.

The awards programme was supported by Cotswold businesses, including Grundon Waste Management, who sponsored the ‘Best Place to Work’ Award.

Neil Grundon, Deputy Chairman of Grundon Waste Management, was delighted to present the ‘Best Place to Work’ Award to Evesham based Rotec Engineering Ltd (META). Rotec Engineering specialise in medium to high volume production of turned and milled components. The company was established in 1996 and has continued throughout its history to invest in the very latest technology to ensure its competitiveness and quality.

Also highly commended in this category were Cheltenham based Weird Fish Ltd and National Composites Centre from Bristol.

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