PVL UK Ltd is delighted to announce that we won not just one but two awards at the 10th anniversary of the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.
We were finalists in four categories, winning The Manufacturing Business of The Year and Supply Chain Excellence and runners up for International Business of The Year and Business of the Year.
The Gatwick Diamond is home to a wide range of businesses, spanning all sectors from household names to niche companies and from multinationals to sole traders. The event (hosted by comedy legend, Brian Conley) celebrates businesses, organisations and people who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, demonstrating a real commitment to this fast-developing region. Over 600 people came to celebrate the awards and recognise the achievements of their fellow GDB members.
It was a fantastic night for us and the team, walking away with two awards and being runners up in another, after being finalists for four awards that evening.
GDBA Winners of:
Manufacturing Business of the Year
Neil Gardner of asbLaw said: “PVL UK is a well-presented business with a high attention to detail evident throughout the company. They fully understand their customers’ needs and their products attract business from global markets, with increased export providing exciting growth opportunities.
PVL demonstrated excellent operational efficiency and continuous improvement in their manufacturing processes. Strong production control management is evident with the appointment of new staff and the implementation of new equipment across the manufacturing areas.
Innovation is also fully embraced with the development of new materials technology to differentiate and increase the capabilities of their vehicle products.”
Supply Chain Excellence
Professor Sue Baxter of Brighton University said “PVL UK Ltd demonstrated the importance of the company’s values and ethics and how these are mirrored with the partners that they work with.
“A lot of care and effort has gone into the application and supporting documents highlighting their movement within the export market and how the supply chain has developed to support this.
“They have an innovative approach to managing downstream risk in its supply chain, realising that UK emergency services, of which they have a 50% share of the market, has the potential to change quickly with other competitors coming into the market and limits to UK public spending. “They have therefore spread into a global market with selective partnerships in new markets, including UAE and Algeria.”
And Runners up for…………
International Business of the Year
International growth has enormous benefits for the Gatwick Diamond economy. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.
Nick Broom, CEO said “I am so proud of the PVL team and what we have been recognised for with these awards. I was satisfactorily delighted to make finalists in the four awards we entered, but to win outright in two has exceeded our hopes. We’ve used the awards entry, judging process and feedback as a mechanism to gain impartial feedback on the entire business from an external perspective and brought changes in where we’ve felt it would make us a better business to work for and with. We strive to be the best in not just the region, but our sector and around the world; these awards help confirm that we are moving in the right direction!”
For more information on the event itself and the other winners, follow the link to the GDBA winners of 2018 below: