Chatteris firm Metalcraft scoops top prize at NDA Supply Chain Awards

Austen Adams receiving the Minister’s Award.

Austen Adams receiving the Minister’s Award. - Credit: Archant

A local firm is celebrating after scooping a top award for its contribution to the safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Stainless Metalcraft, based in Chatteris, won the Minister’s Award at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Supply Chain Awards.

The business was also highly commended in the capability and capacity category at the NDA’s Supply Chain event in Manchester today (November 3).

Austen Adams, managing director, said: “This is fantastic news for the business and welcome recognition of all the hard work the team has put in to establish ourselves as a key supplier in the sector.

“The judges’ comments highlighted our commitment to investing in home-grown talent through our apprenticeship scheme – which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary – as well as our determination to supply products and equipment for high-integrity, mission-critical items well into the future, ensuring the next generation of engineers is trained to the highest standards.”

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The Minister’s Award recognises the great value, flexibility and innovation that companies bring to the UK’s nuclear decommissioning programme.

Metalcraft was also praised by judges for its anticipation of an impending skills challenge among an ageing workforce and the development of an apprentice training academy – the Fenland Engineering Skills Centre.

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