Manufacturing Companies Celebrated at Made in NI Awards
A diverse range of companies including a sauce producer and a guitar maker have been recognised at the 2019 Made in Northern Ireland Awards at the Titanic Hotel Belfast. Sponsors for the event were ABL Group, Deloitte, HSBC UK, MCS Group and Queen's University Belfast Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The winners will now go on to compete at Made in the UK, Insider's celebration of all things manufacturing, which takes place in Coventry next month (June).
Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award
Winner: Greiner Packaging
The polymer converter which supplies the food and beverage market delivers a programme in partnership with South West College.
Digital Engineering / Technology Award
Sponsored by Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Camlin has recently developed ARC-Intellicare, a platform enabling precision home-based motor rehabilitation for patients that have suffered a stroke.
Elite Electronic Systems
Sponsored by HSBC UK
Winner: EDGE Innovate
About 96 per cent of EDGE's products are sold outside of the UK, with its principal export markets being the US, Canada and Australia.
Highly commended: Environmental Street Furniture
Food and Drink Award
Winner: Davison Canners
The business has doubled its turnover in recent years and created more than 50 jobs.
Morelli Ice Cream
Cloughbane Farm Foods
Manufacturing Innovation Award
Sponsored by MCS Group
Winner: Camden Group
Camden's Inliten profile system was hailed by the judges for innovation in its sustainable manufacturing processes.
Medical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Award
The data analytics and implementation service provider focuses on precision medicine and improving the testing ecosystem.
Apprentice of the Year Award
Winner: Joe O'Neill, CDE
During his time at CDE, Joe has worked in the assembly facility and the project design team and is now working as an apprentice design engineer.
Aaron Megaw, Greiner Packaging
Matthew Patterson, Mivan Marine
Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
Sponsored by Deloitte
Winner: Lowden Guitars
The guitar maker has further developed its range over the past year, adding eight new models to its core collection including the Sheeran, which stemmed from a collaboration with Ed Sheeran.
Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m)
Sponsored by Deloitte
2018 was described as a "landmark" for CDE, with the launch of its new Monkstown fabrication facility.
Mackle Pet Foods