The winners of Made in Hull 2016 have been announced at a celebration event at the University of Hull as part of Humber Business Week’s 12th anniversary celebrations.
The Made in Hull celebration event took place on Friday 10th June, recognising the variety of goods and services produced in Hull that demonstrate pioneering thinking.
The event was organised by Streets Chartered Accountants and hosted by John Meehan, Owner at Meehan Media & Comms, and served to highlight the city’s well earned reputation for innovation and manufacturing.
Made in Hull consisted of five categories in which businesses/products could be nominated. The winners in each category were:
Made in Hull Sold Locally – Cock of the Walk Bespoke Tailors
Made in Hull Sold Nationwide – W J Components Ltd
Made in Hull Sold Overseas – Gamebore Cartridge Company Ltd
Made in Hull for Many Generations – GK Beaulah
Made in Hull for the People of Hull – Neighbourhood Network Hull
James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, commented: “Made in Hull is now in its third year and is firmly cemented as an important part of Humber Business Week. It recognises not only the artisan producer but also those business that supply global markets.
“Along with the winners, the entries received reflected the depth of Hull’s manufacturing capabilities and included Jacksons, APD, North Sea Ventilation Ltd, Hull Children’s University and Heald Ltd.
“We have been especially pleased with the number of nominations which total more than 50 and serve to showcase through today’s celebration event the diversity, innovation and creativity of those manufacturing in Hull.”
“All entrants of Made in Hull are invited to become part of the Made in Hull Club, which was formed last year as part of a post-event legacy aimed at supporting those engaged in the sector from across the city. Participants in the Club get the chance to share experiences and through seminars and ‘factory’ visits benefit from the chance to gain knowledge, wisdom and inspiration in all aspects of design and manufacturing.
“Made in Hull seeks to promote and stimulate new enterprises engaged in manufacturing as well as careers in the sector. We also want to raise the profile of manufacturing locally to the general public through wider engagement and activities such as the launch of Made in Hull 2016 at Stephen’s Shopping Centre earlier this year.”
Commenting on the importance of the event to Humber Business Week 2016, Kath Lavery, Chair of the Business Week Steering Group, said: “Humber Business Week 2016 is thrilled to welcome back Streets Chartered Accountants and their ‘Made in Hull Awards’. Now one of the weeks iconic events the awards, which were very difficult to judge this year, will once again give a fabulous feeling to Friday afternoon, and a real high spot as the week draws to a close.”
A list of all of the businesses that were nominated is available at www.madeinhull.org.uk
The Judging panel included representation from the Business Week organising committee, Streets Chartered Accountants, St Stephens Shopping Centre, UKTI, Business Link Magazine Group and Bluestorm.