Sharing in Growth beneficiary JJ Churchill has won one of the UK’s most prestigious industry awards.
At The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the Leicestershire-based company won the Leadership and Strategy Award at the culmination of Digital Manufacturing Week.
The award was presented to executive chairman Andrew Churchill in front of over 800 guests and celebrities Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Alistair McGowan.
JJ Churchill, who joined the Sharing in Growth programme in 2014, specialises in aerospace and defence sectors and has more than 80 years’ experience in production of gas turbine blades from forgings, castings and solid billet.
This year alone JJ Churchill has also been recognised with a Rolls-Royce ‘Trusted to Deliver Excellence’ award, a Leicester Mercury Excellence in Manufacturing Award, and a Sharing in Growth All STAR certificate.
The Manufacturer is published by Hennik Research whose managing director, Grace Gilling commented: “At a challenging time for UK industry, it is wonderful to be able to recognise such outstanding organisations as the elite of UK manufacturing. The diversity of the shortlist and winners – across so many regions, sectors and company sizes – shows that manufacturing remains at the heart of the UK economy.
“All the winners and shortlisted companies should be incredibly proud of their achievements. Being recognised by The Manufacturer MX Awards is a true endorsement of their efforts and outstanding performance.”
Paul Brooks, UK head of manufacturing, Santander UK commented: “The impressive entrants and winners of these awards here today reiterate what an innovative and thriving manufacturing sector we have in the UK.
“Having recently ranked ninth in a list of global manufacturing nations, the UK has once again proven its mettle – there’s never been a better time to be part of this industry.”