Business Action | June / July 2019


June / July 2019 issue of the independent North Devon-based business magazine covering news about business and enterprise in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Combe Martin, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, South Molton, Torrington, Woolacombe and more.

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The 2019 NDMA Awards

recently recognised North

Devon’s outstanding manufacturers,

which continue to make

a massive contribution to the

area’s economy.

Manufacturer of the Year

Accord UK was awarded the

title of Manufacturer of the

Year for responding positively

to legislative changes affecting

core products, while launching

six new products and planning

for all Brexit scenarios.

Award winners

The winners of the specific

award categories were:

➤➤Apprentice of the Year –

David Harwood of Eaton


➤➤Trainee of the Year –

Thomas Beauchamp of

Anglo Krempel

➤➤Engagement in STEM &

Schools – SEA

➤➤Environmental Project of

the Year – The Sign Maker

➤➤Innovation of the Year –


➤➤Team of the Year – Accord

Q-Edge Team

➤➤Business Transformation of

the Year – Perrigo

➤➤Exporter of the Year – Pall

Life Science

➤➤Product of the Year – SEA


Outstanding manufacturers recognised

Manufacturer of the Year Winner – Accord UK Ltd: (from left) Trudi Spratt

of Anew SW, Alain Casavieille of Accord UK and Janet Phillips of Anew SW

Schools and colleges

The Schools and Educational

Technology Awards recognised

students for projects submitted

in the under-16 and 16+ categories,

while awards were given

to teams in the primary school

STEM challenge, in which

600 pupils from nine schools

participated. The challenge was

to build a tower to hold a raw

egg as high as possible for 30

seconds from only uncooked

spaghetti and marshmallows.

Over and Above

The awards ceremony included

a brief introduction to the

event’s nominated charity,

Over and Above – supporting

Northern Devon Healthcare

NHS Trust – which was given

by Richard Barnes of Beran

Instruments Ltd, who himself

recently received treatment for

multiple life-threatening conditions

at NDDH ICU. A raffle

raised £1,915 for the charity.

High standards

Competition among awards

entrants was tough and feedback

from the judging panel

highlighted the extremely high

standard of entries and incredible

diversity of manufacturing

capability and innovation in

the area.


Paul Mullen with the primary school STEM challenge winning team from

Southmead Primary School

Paul Mullen with primary school STEM challenge Runners Up from

Woolsery Primary School, whose tower held the most eggs for 30 seconds

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