Not one award but two – Naylor at the EEF business awards!

Naylor_EEF_Winner The EEF- formerly the Engineering Employers’ Federation- is the largest sectoral employers’ organisation in the UK. Its annual awards ceremony is one of the most prestigious events on the UK’s business calendar; its panel of judges is drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics. As readers of this newsletter may recall, a couple of months ago, Naylor Drainage won a regional EEF award- the Northern Region Outstanding Export Award. This award aimed to recognise the manufacturer regionally that had most impressively developed and implemented a successful new export strategy- and this qualified us for the national awards which were held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 15 April. EEF_Winner-of-winnersWe were thrilled to walk away with the National Outstanding Export Award in the face of tough competition from a range of dynamic businesses, small and large from across the UK. But the winning streak didn’t end there. We were also crowned Winner of Winners on the night- an award presented to the most outstanding and inspiring company out of all the national winners. The judges were particularly won over by our commitment and approach to boosting our exports over the last 4 years, which they saw as having “driven the company’s development into a truly 21st century globally oriented enterprise”. Edward and Bridie collected the award and commented “we have worked really hard to develop innovative products and enter new markets and this is a very welcome recognition of the efforts of our entire team