RPI made it to the shortlist for Make UK’s Business Growth and Strategy regional manufacturing award last week, attending the regional heats dinner in Bristol. The major national manufacturing awards programme recognise excellence among manufacturing companies in six categories across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector. Representing over 5,000 businesses who are members of Make UK, the organisation provides essential business support and training to champion the manufacturing industry in the UK and the EU – designed to help British manufacturers compete, innovate and grow.
Peter Marchbank, Managing Director at RPI Ltd, said: “Receiving a highly commended award from Make UK for Business Growth and Strategy is very encouraging to the whole team at RPI UK that their hard work and commitment is being recognised. Over the last three years turnover has increased by 63%. We’ve invested in staff and have a constant stream of innovative new products. The creation of a global distributor network has led to exports almost doubling, accounting for 62% of turnover. Looking to the future, we are currently updating our factory so that it can become a world-class manufacturing facility by 2022.”