Bowers Electricals’ dedication to business development and innovation saw the company crowned a winner at a major regional awards ceremony. The company claimed the inaugural Derby Telegraph Business Award for Excellence in Manufacturing at a glittering event at Derby’s Roundhouse on June 18, after being shortlisted from a host of entrants.
The Derby Telegraph set up the awards to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Derbyshire who are putting our region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community. Andrew Cochrane, a partner with award sponsors Flint Bishop, said: “Choosing a winner from the entries was incredibly hard, but Bowers Electricals really impressed us across all the judging categories; in particular their ability to maintain a consistent level of turnover despite significant investments in innovation and new product development. This is even more impressive when you consider the number of UK manufacturers that have reduced in size or disappeared altogether.”
Bowers Electricals’ managing director, Michael Bowers, said: “We were up against some fantastic competition for this award and to win it is a testament to all the staff at Bowers Electricals who work exceptionally hard as a team to ensure we offer our customers the best possible service and products. The team we’ve put together over the years is the sole reason that we‘re still in business – and succeeding – 70 years since we started in this industry. “Derby has a great tradition of engineering and manufacturing excellence. To this day, products that are designed and built here are exported all over the world and we are proud to be recognised as part of that heritage. I’d like to think that we’ll be here in another 70 years, still supporting the local economy and still going strong.”