Chatteris firm Stainless Metalcraft scoops training and development honour at first Cambridge SME Business Awards

PUBLISHED: 16:04 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 12 April 2017

Neil Kirby (left), apprentice trainer at Stainless Metalcraft, receives the Training & Development trophy at the Cambridgeshire SME Business Awards.

Neil Kirby (left), apprentice trainer at Stainless Metalcraft, receives the Training & Development trophy at the Cambridgeshire SME Business Awards.

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A Chatteris engineering firm has won a top award at the inaugural Cambridgeshire SME Business Awards.

Stainless Metalcraft won in the Training and Development category at the awards at the Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon, last week.

The event saw small and medium businesses from across the UK battle it out over 20 categories, with the winner chosen by a specialist panel of judges.

Austen Adams, managing director of Stainless Metalcraft, said: “We’re delighted with this award, which continues the great run of form we’ve enjoyed over the last 18 months.

“While winning awards is a real fillip for the team, it wouldn’t be possible without all the hard work that has gone into transforming the business over the last few years.

“It is this hard work that is driving growth across our business, securing new contracts and helping us create even more training opportunities for young people who are looking to develop meaningful careers in the engineering industry.”

Damian Cummins, from the SME Cambridgeshire Awards, added: “There is clearly an abundance of talent across Cambridgeshire and it is only right and fitting that we celebrate these wonderful achievements.

“With all the doom and gloom around, it is these local entrepreneurs who really are keeping the economy going and whilst the big multi-national conglomerates dither on whether to stay or go, the winners here this evening will still be strutting their stuff in the years to come.”

• The Cambridgeshire SME awards were open to sole traders and businesses employing less than 250 people. For more information, visit www.cambridgeshireawards.co.uk and www.metalcraft.co.uk.

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