Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment business Lincat Ltd became one of the first winners at the Made in Lincolnshire awards on June 16.
The awards, hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Lincoln’s Brayford, celebrated the variety of goods and services produced in the county that demonstrate pioneering thinking and highlighted Lincolnshire’s reputation for innovation and manufacturing.
Organised by Streets Chartered Accountants, Business Lincolnshire and NatWest Bank, judges had more than 75 entries from across the county from the small artisan producer to the larger businesses exporting worldwide.
The winners are:
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Locally – Househam Sprayers Ltd (Leadenham)
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Nationwide – Jakemans (Confectioners) Ltd (Boston)
Made in Lincolnshire Sold Overseas – Tag Guard Ltd (Hemswell Cliff)
Made in Lincolnshire for Many Generations – Lincat Ltd (Lincoln)
To Be Made in Lincolnshire – Avalon Cabins Ltd and BGB SILS (Joint winners)
Made in Lincolnshire World Class – E. H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd (Market Rasen)
James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, said: “Whilst many of the more traditional sectors of the Greater Lincolnshire economy were represented, including food and agriculture, it was great to see entries from emerging sectors including technology. Through this event we hope to promote the importance of manufacturing within the county as a key sector for future enterprise and careers and we sincerely believe we have helped to achieve this.”
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We know Lincolnshire businesses make world-class products, and that’s a message we want to spread far and wide. These awards are a chance to shout about some of the great work taking place right on our doorstep, showcasing the best of the best. Hopefully, this will help raise awareness of all the county has to offer, bringing new opportunities for all involved.”
Garry Wilkinson, Senior Relationship Manager at NatWest Bank said: “Following the success of the Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference in March, we are delighted to co-sponsor the inaugural Made in Lincolnshire awards which showcases and celebrates the many fantastic manufacturing businesses that we have in Lincolnshire.
“There were many excellent entries and the quality of the applications made the task of judging a difficult one. NatWest remain passionate about supporting the manufacturing sector, which is a significant part of the UK economy and as demonstrated by these awards, an area that is strong within our county.”