NOVEMBER was quite a month for Made in Britain member Heald Ltd, coming at the end of an extraordinary year. The Yorkshire-based manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems (strong bollards, VERY strong road blocking devices) saw its revenues increase by 60 per cent in 2018.
At a ceremony held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, managing director Debbie Heald MBE was named as an Exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100 listing (ranking in the Top 20), having been identified as an inspiring leader and someone who drives cultural change within the manufacturing industry. The list showcases the most inspiring individuals in industry, to illustrate the enthusiasm and commitment present in modern manufacturing.
Heald Ltd was also awarded a surprise win during The Manufacturer MX Awards which took place the following evening. Having been named as a finalist in the Export category, Heald was named on the evening as the winner of the Progressive SME Award.
Debbie Heald MBE told Made in Britain, “I am incredibly proud to be named as an Exemplar in the Top 100, alongside some of the UK’s manufacturing greats. I am also extremely proud of the Heald team who play an integral role in the success of the business helping to drive forward innovation in manufacturing. To be awarded the Progressive SME award is testament to their hard work and dedication.”
Success with The Manufacturer comes shortly after the company secured a double award win at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards where Heald won the Turnover up to £10m Award, while Debbie Heald MBE took home the Leadership Award. They’ll be expecting a big old party in Hornsea this Christmas.
Heald Ltd’s Made in Britain directory page looks like this