A MEMBER of the Made in Britain organisation has won the prestigious manufacturer of the year award at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.
Huddersfield-based Paxman, a leading manufacturer of pioneering scalp-cooling technology, was the biggest winner on the night as it received the Manufacturer of the Year award – a title awarded to the most outstanding company amongst all the category winners. Paxman was also runner-up in the Innovation award and won the Business Growth and Strategy category.
The UK scalp-cooling expert has designed and manufactured pioneering technology used to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Hair loss is consistently ranked as one of the most feared and a common side effects of chemotherapy treatment and often people will refuse it because they do not want to lose their hair.
The judging panel said of Paxman’s work,“This innovation displayed huge impact in terms of social and health benefits. It was multi-dimensional from finance, product development and service delivery. It clearly shows the benefits that innovation has upon business growth.”
Winners were selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and Paxman was up against tough competition from a range of dynamic businesses, small and large, from across the UK.
Richard Paxman, CEO at Paxman, told Made in Britain,“To be recognised as a leading manufacturer across the UK is fantastic. I’m thrilled with all of the awards as everyone within the business has contributed. To be able to provide our product across the globe really pleases me as I know what we do makes a huge difference to people in particularly tough times. We’re all delighted to have won.”
Read more about Paxman’s products at the Made in Britain directory page