Tinsley Bridge Group was delighted to be amongst the victors at the city’s annual Business Awards, winning the Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award, in a year of record entrants. Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw hosted the glittering awards ceremony on behalf of Sheffield’s Chamber of Commerce. Over 1,000 people from all sectors of the business community gathered at Ponds Forge International Sports to celebrate the region’s achievements.
Mark Webber, Managing Director, of Tinsley Bridge Group, said: “Manufacturing is the backbone of Sheffield’s heritage. For an independent manufacturing company like ours that has experienced the highs and lows of this industry for over a century, we are immensely proud to be recognised in this way. This award is recognition for the amazing team we have from the shop floor to the boardroom who have worked hard to help us grow, develop and adapt.
“The Award assesses excellence in product innovation, manufacturing efficiency and people investment. Tinsley Bridge-owned Tyzack Machine Knives has also been commended for its contribution to the clean-up operation following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Group’s vehicle suspension division worked with the Ministry of Defence, along with its prime contractor BAE Systems, to develop a suspension upgrade to the British Army Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles currently deployed on the front line in Afghanistan. The improvements to the defence vehicle suspension were completed within a short lead-time and to budget, and have already protected troops from IED strikes in Helmand.”