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Forgemasters take Made in Sheffield top honour

25 March 2011

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd took top honours at a regional awards ceremony for its contribution to maintaining the national and international renown of the Made in Sheffield brand for high quality craftsmanship.

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd took top honours at a regional awards ceremony for its contribution to maintaining the national and international renown of the Made in Sheffield brand for high quality craftsmanship.

"Overwhelming" winner Sheffield Forgemasters was described as being synonymous with Sheffield and a true champion of the region and took the overall Made in Sheffield award.

Judges felt the company was an inspiration to other UK businesses and a leader of British and global manufacturing through its ability to set impeccable standards and act as a trailblazer for the industry as a whole.

They felt Sheffield Forgemasters had contributed the most to maintaining the Made in Sheffield Brand for high quality craftsmanship so synonymous with the Sheffield City Region.

SFIL chief executive Graham Honeyman said: “Forgemasters is driven by an ethos of maintaining Sheffield manufacture, powered by a Sheffield raised workforce.

“Our manufacturing skills continue to win key global contracts, tap into the fastest growing sectors and maintain a market lead in niche products. We will continue to lly the flag for Sheffield across the globe.”

More than 300 businesses celebrated the strength and dynamism of the Sheffield brand and the great achievements of the city’s thriving manufacturing sector at the gala dinner at the Cutlers' Hall, attended by Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP.

Sheffield Forgemasters was shortlisted for three of the six awards including Exporter of the Year and Investment in People.

The awards ceremony was the final event of the Global Manufacturing Festival, which has been taking place in Sheffield for the 10 days.

The event was sponsored by Barber Harrison & Platt, Barclays Corporate, Creativesheffield, DLA Piper, Sheffield Hallam University, The P&A Group of Companies and Heath Lambert and was organised by Insider Media.