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 The winners of the first ever Regional MX Awards in the Midlands and Yorkshire/the North East regions have been announced at high profile ceremonies. The Awards gave companies from across the regions the chance to be the first to take advantage of the online assessment tool to benchmark their business. It also gave finalists the chance to showcase their exceptional products, processes and business practice to their regional peers.

Airedale Springs Ltd was one of three Companies shortlisted for the Yorkshire/ North East Regional MX Awards and has been awarded runner-up at a ceremony at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield.

For nearly 70 years, family-run Airedale Springs has lived by its philosophy of being “small enough to care, big enough to mean business”. In manufacturing bespoke springs, Airedale Springs’ business is based around technical expertise and excellent customer service. As an SME that constantly strives for improvement, the MX Awards has provided the Company with highly useful benchmarking support and innovative new ideas. “I hadn’t planned to enter the company for an award” explains Tim Parkinson. “Initially I had seen a flyer and had gone on to the Institution of Mechanical Engineering website to investigate the online assessment audit. Before I knew it, I was halfway through, so thought as I had invested time in it, I had better complete the process! Tim found the rigorous assessment process and the resulting benchmarking report invaluable. Getting down to the final three was a huge achievement for the company. “It was a complete surprise when I received a phone call from the MX project manager, telling me that we had been shortlisted for an MX Award. It has been a tough few years for our business, following a devastating fire in 2010 and the Award is a real testament to the commitment and determination of our staff to successfully rebuild our business and our client base.” For more information follow the link http://www.imeche.org/event/manufacturing-excellence-awards/case-studies/case-study-airedale-springs