We strive to achieve the highest levels of craftsmanship in our products here at J Rotherham, so we were thrilled to hear that we have been recognised with a place on the shortlist for The Manufacturer Awards 2014.
A highly anticipated annual event, this aims to praise British industrial achievement and celebrate the vast array of manufacturing specialities we have in this country, as well as the role they play in boosting the economy.
The prestige of the shortlist
We’re up for Small Sized Enterprise of the Year – and we’ll find out if we can walk away with the prize of category winner at a glittering presentation ceremony on November 27th at Birmingham’s ICC. However, even just being nominated is significant enough for us.
The awards showcase exceptional achievement in manufacturing, from small and medium-sized enterprises to blue chip brands including Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Siemens.
One thing we’re sure all finalists have in common is the passion for ‘Made in Britain’, something we see as a big part of our ethos here.
‘Such an achievement’
Speaking after the shortlist was officially revealed, our commercial director Matt Rotherham said: “It is such an achievement to be shortlisted for an award with such a prominent reputation and high calibre of nominees.
“I am so proud that J Rotherham has achieved such recognition and to be associated across a diverse mix of quality products, again building on the awareness of SME British enterprises like us.”
At the awards ceremony, more than 1,000 members of the manufacturing industry elite will join together to witness the accolades being bestowed on the winners in each of the 14 categories.
Every year, the number of entries grows as organisations all over the country recognise the prestige involved and you can be sure that everything from engineering and aerospace to beauty and medicine will be covered among the finalists – we certainly don’t envy the judges in making a final decision.
Celebrating the SME contribution
However, one thing is for certain: the showcase will certainly put Britain’s small yet essential enterprises on the map. It will also provide the opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work of our stonemasons and show prospective customers that they are working with the best in the business.
J Rotherham has been making quality fireplaces, worktops and much more for four generations now, using only the finest materials sourced from our trusted suppliers. We have also pioneered new cutting and shaping techniques, resulting in us becoming one of the most respected businesses in our industry in the UK.
We hope you’ll keep your fingers crossed for us in November – and your eyes peeled for pictures of the team in their finery at the presentation gala!