- The announcement was made at the Pendle Business Awards, held on May 16th at Dunkenhalgh Mercure Hotel in Clayton Le Moors
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The business, which is a member of the PPMA, a Rolls Royce plc approved supplier and an ISO 9001:2008 registered firm with BenchmarQ Gold customer satisfaction accreditation, designs and builds filling equipment and depositors for the food industry within the UK and overseas.
The Awards recognise market leading Lancashire-based businesses of all sizes, and the Manufacturer of the Year award follows the Riggs Autopack Ltd’s success over recent years, during which it was awarded Industry Excellence and Company of the Year at Business titles at Industry Today’s awards in 2011 and 2012.
Councillor Joe Cooney, leader of Pendle Council said, “We were thrilled to receive such a high number of really strong entries, but it made judging really tough. Those on the shortlist had some fantastic success stories. They all deserve recognition and that’s just what Pendle Business Awards is all about.”
Paul Day, works manager at Riggs Autopack said, “It’s a fantastic achievement for Riggs Autopack and one we are extremely proud of. We need to build on the achievements of the last twelve months and drive the company forward. Winning Pendle Manufacturer of the Year award is a great achievement and our thanks goes out to all of those involved.”
Nigel Matthews, general manager at Riggs Autopack said, “We are delighted to have received this award. It reflects well on the high level of skill and commitment shown by our dedicated work force over the past 23 years in assisting us to become the business we are today.
“Our challenge now is to keep up the momentum and to continue with our future plans for growth in offering our customers the best in depositors and filling machinery. The Pendle area has a strong heritage of manufacturing and we are delighted to have been given this prestigious award, especially in light of the high calibre of entrants and fellow nominees.”
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