Harvard Engineering wins award
5 February 2013 15.30 GMT
(UK) - Ballast, driver and controller manufacturer wins the 'Judges’ Choice' accolade at the Mail on Sunday’s first 'Made in Britain Awards', which celebrate successful and innovative companies manufacturing in Britain.
Harvard beat out seven other shortlisted companies from across the UK to win the prize, which was presented in January by James Caan from television's 'Dragons' Den'.
The judges described the company as ‘innovative’ and ‘ahead of the curve’ at spotting new markets and there was also praise for the firm's financial management.
John McDonnell, managing director at Harvard, commented: “We are extremely pleased and feel privileged to be named as the winner. The ‘Made in Britain’ message is key for us as it highlights an important strategy for Harvard and we are delighted this was noticed by the judges. We have always designed, developed and manufactured our products in the UK and we have no plans to change this."
In the past couple of years, Harvard has invested more than £3 million in a 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Wakefield, as well as opening offices in Germany, France, Italy and the USA.