Shipley firm gets Queen's export award

David Cameron

David Cameron

First published in News

A Shipley company is among the best of British businesses to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year.

CarnaudMetalbox Engin-eering Ltd, in Dockfield Road, which employs more than 280 people, is among 160 companies to receive the prestigious award, unveiled today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The company designs and manufactures can-making machinery and provides spare parts supplies and servicing to can manufacturers. It is the second time in four years CarnaudMetalbox has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade, after demonstrating outstanding growth. Its overseas business spans more than 70 countries.

Also honoured in the awards are The Alco Valves Group, of Brighouse, and Turner and Townsend Plc, at Low Hall, Horsforth.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are visited by a Royal representative and presented with a crystal bowl to mark their achievement. They also attend a celebratory reception at Buckingham Palace. They can use the Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years, as a symbol of their quality and success.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I am delighted to congratulate the 162 UK companies on winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”

He hopes other firms will follow their lead.

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9:35am Mon 21 Apr 14

BaildonGuy says...

Perhaps somebody at City Hall will point out to Cllr Green and his Producer City hype that Metalbox, Alco, and Turner & Townsend all operate from brownfield sites in inner city locations.

So, despite what our Director of Strategic Regeneration believes, it is possible to have successful industry with destroying greenfields.
Perhaps somebody at City Hall will point out to Cllr Green and his Producer City hype that Metalbox, Alco, and Turner & Townsend all operate from brownfield sites in inner city locations. So, despite what our Director of Strategic Regeneration believes, it is possible to have successful industry with destroying greenfields. BaildonGuy
  • Score: 4

10:08am Mon 21 Apr 14

sorrow&anger says...

BaildonGuy wrote:
Perhaps somebody at City Hall will point out to Cllr Green and his Producer City hype that Metalbox, Alco, and Turner & Townsend all operate from brownfield sites in inner city locations.

So, despite what our Director of Strategic Regeneration believes, it is possible to have successful industry with destroying greenfields.
Don't fool yourself. City Hall never pays any attention to any evidence that contradicts their assumptions. They would rather destroy what's left of Bradford than change their prejudices.
[quote][p][bold]BaildonGuy[/bold] wrote: Perhaps somebody at City Hall will point out to Cllr Green and his Producer City hype that Metalbox, Alco, and Turner & Townsend all operate from brownfield sites in inner city locations. So, despite what our Director of Strategic Regeneration believes, it is possible to have successful industry with destroying greenfields.[/p][/quote]Don't fool yourself. City Hall never pays any attention to any evidence that contradicts their assumptions. They would rather destroy what's left of Bradford than change their prejudices. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Mon 21 Apr 14

BaildonGuy says...

The Council should read the Queen's export and Radio Design stories carefully. They all show that their Producer City concept is dangerously wrong. Companies can thrive without the need for purpose-built factories on green fields. City Hall's Strategic Regeneration function needs to re-examine the basis of its jobs strategy and question the competence of the experts who have so far advised it.
The Council should read the Queen's export and Radio Design stories carefully. They all show that their Producer City concept is dangerously wrong. Companies can thrive without the need for purpose-built factories on green fields. City Hall's Strategic Regeneration function needs to re-examine the basis of its jobs strategy and question the competence of the experts who have so far advised it. BaildonGuy
  • Score: -1

12:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

City hall is not designed to use common sense: full of councillors and executives getting paid to do jobs that they all should really be sacked from as they have run this city like every other city in this country in to the ground. Useless and not fit for purpose: maggots
City hall is not designed to use common sense: full of councillors and executives getting paid to do jobs that they all should really be sacked from as they have run this city like every other city in this country in to the ground. Useless and not fit for purpose: maggots Not so simple
  • Score: 1

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