All in a day’s work: £9m deal plus four awards

The team from Tadcaster engineering firm Lambert picks up the Manufacturer of the Year title at the TMMX Awards 2015 hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Manufacturer magazine. (S)
The team from Tadcaster engineering firm Lambert picks up the Manufacturer of the Year title at the TMMX Awards 2015 hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Manufacturer magazine. (S)

One of Yorkshire’s fastest-growing manufacturers celebrated its most successful month ever after scooping four major industry awards and its biggest ever contract.

Lambert claimed the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year title at the TMMX Awards, hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Manufacturer magazine.

The Tadcaster firm, which provides automation systems, equipment engineering and precision components, also picked up awards for Customer Focus, Leadership and Strategy, and Innovation and Design.

“I don’t think we’ll ever have another day like it,” said sales director Matthew Cox. “One TMMX Award is an achievement, but to walk away with three titles and the main Manufacturer of the Year award has surpassed our wildest dreams.”

Incredibly, the awards came on the same day that Lambert announced the best 24 hours of sales in its 42-year history, with £9m of new business.

The order will be delivered over the next 18 months and involves a new modular manufacturing platform for medical devices that will be installed in Europe and South America.

The company has plans to take on another 25 staff, including four apprentices, and increase turnover to £28m by the end of 2016.

Lambert, which currently employs 185 people, exports nearly 85 per cent of its sales to more than 25 countries across the world.