Firmac has won the Best Medium/ Large Business Award and the Business of the Year Award 2015 at the Chamber Bridlington and Yorkshire Coast Business Awards. The winners were announced at a gala dinner hosted by the Chamber on October 16th at the Bridlington Spa.
Firmac along with Detectamet Ltd and Shepcote Distributors Ltd were selected from 15 entries from across the region to compete for the Best Medium/Large Business award.
Simon Morrell, General Manager, along with colleague Alan Waites, accepted the award on behalf of Firmac. “We were absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the best Medium/Large Business Award, and then to be awarded the overall Business of the Year 2015 was just fantastic,” comments Simon. “Everyone back at the factory is over the moon. It’s a great recognition of the engineering skills we have in the business – most of whom have been apprentice trained with us. Credit should be given to the team’s hard work and dedication to continually strive to improve and innovate to ensure the business stays ahead of our highly competitive international market.”
Firmac is a Scarborough based company and is the only business to wholly design and build metal duct forming equipment in the UK. Over 95% of the machinery is exported to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The judges were impressed with how this local business has carved a place in the global marketplace for HVAC and commented “Firmac show how a family engineering business can innovate to protect themselves against changing market conditions and demonstrate that British engineering can still be world class”.
The citation for the Business of the Year stated that Firmac was “A superb example of how a company can diversify from a traditional metal working business into a specialist area that allows them to compete internationally.”