We are absolutely delighted to have won three national awards at a prestigious national ceremony in January 2023

Having won three awards at the Make UK Midlands Regional Awards back in November, SPE won the Developing Future Talent Award before being awarded SME of the Year and the overall Make UK Manufacturer of the Year, beating companies from across the UK !

The awards, organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, the body that represents over twenty thousand manufacturing companies across the UK were held at Canary Wharf in London to recognise the achievements of companies and Apprentices from across the UK.

SPE invests substantially in the development of its future workforce through its ‘Tomorrow’s Engineer’s today’ programme which has involved significant investment in Apprentice training and a focus on building a close relationship with local colleges and schools to promote opportunities available within engineering. Given the complexity of the components that our company engineers and manufactures, there is also a continual focus on innovation in particular to ensure the company remains a key supplier to the next generation nuclear deterrent programme.

The judges citation said:

“This company has a truly inspirational story. They have a focus on key areas of the business to make them operationally successful but also work tirelessly to inspire the next generation in manufacturing and to promote job opportunities to the local community. They are investing in the latest technology to improve their processes and ensuring engineering is about interacting with innovative technology and providing superb customer support. They are a fantastic example of best in class and a well-deserved winner of Manufacturer of the Year.”

Charlotte Horobin, Region Director for Make UK in the Midlands, said:

“These awards are a testament to the dynamic companies and individuals working within engineering and manufacturing. The sector remains at the heart of creating wealth in the Midlands and there will be a bright future for companies and individuals that make the most of their talent.”