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Partspeed revs ahead at Bridgend Business Awards

Partspeed business award
Left to right: TV Personality Sian Lloyd, Emma Lewis (Partspeed), Neil Smith (Mackworth Healthcare)
Auto recycler, Partspeed tell us that they have been named ‘Manufacturing Business of the Year (turnover under £1 million) at the Bridgend Business Forum Awards - impressive!



Alison Hoy, Chair of Bridgend Business Forum and head of the judging panel said: “We were delighted again this year with the high calibre and diverse range of entries. As the Bridgend Business Forum Awards grow in stature, more and more companies are keen to gain the recognition an award brings. This obviously makes the judging process more challenging; but it really does signify that being short listed for an award is truly a fantastic accolade.”

As one of last years’ winners of the Business Forum Awards, Mackworth Healthcare sponsored the category this year. Neil Smith, Managing Director of Mackworth expressed his pride in sponsoring this year’s Awards: “We felt that it was time to ‘give something back’ to the next generation of outstanding business talent from within the South Wales area. The Directors within Mackworth were part of a strict panel that reviewed the many impressive applicants. After much debate and deep consideration, Partspeed Ltd was chosen as the overall winner for outstanding business achievement under the £1m turnover category”.

Partspeed have been instrumental in the changes in processes within the traditional ‘dismantling’ industry so much so that Bridgend Borough Council have classed their operation as ‘manufacturing’. They are the first dismantler of this kind to receive this accolade within the UK. Director David Goodliffe explains: “We have constructed a dismantling process which mirrors the manufacture of a car – in reverse! This is revolutionary in this industry. Our Processes are now being replicated by competitors and collaborators alike in this industry, as we are seen as not only best practice in the industry but extremely innovative”.

Being recognised for the achievements as a business and the efforts we put into growth of not just the working processes, but also our workforce and the local community, brings great satisfaction for the company. Emma Lewis, Business Development says “It was a huge honour to be short listed for the finals, but to actually win against some tough competition just goes to show that the hard work and dedication of everyone at the company really does get noticed. I’d like to thank not only our loyal workforce, but also Bridgend Business Forum and Mackworth Healthcare for deeming us worthy winners in this category”.

The awards evening was held at the prestigious Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel on the 19th September with special guest speaker First Minister, The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister.

November 2014

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