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The Made In Sheffield Awards

The leading lights from South Yorkshire’s manufacturing sector have been celebrated at the Made in Sheffield Awards 2024. The dinner celebrated world-class companies based within South Yorkshire’s ‘S’ postcode and the products they are making and selling across the world. This year’s event was of particular significance as it marked The Company of Cutlers’ 400th anniversary. It was held at Cutlers’ Hall and compered by Manish Bhasin. The awards were sponsored by The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Aon, BHP LLP, Elevation Recruitment Group, Freeths, HSBC UK and Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber. The networking booklet was sponsored by Brand North and Forged Solutions Group sponsored the drinks reception.

Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer Award
Sponsored by 
Freeths
Winner: Andel
As a manufacturer of water, oil and gas-leak detection systems, Andel has embedded sustainability throughout the organisation and is committed to be Net Zero by 2025. The judges praised the company’s multi-faceted approach, not only to environmental protection but to its people and facilities, the local community and overseas charities. They also commented that its simple yet effective strategy is an inspiration to others.
Shortlisted:
Moss Valley Fine Meats
Kuusakoski Recycling
Jepson & Co
Gripple

Export Award
Sponsored by 
HSBC UK
Winner: ICD Europe
ICD Group’s exports account for 63 per cent of its annual turnover. It recently established a facility in Australia, where it has grown from zero in 2017 to £22.5m in 2023. The judges praised ICD’s impressive growth in what is “a challenging market” and added that it reflects the global recognition of metallurgical skills and products out of this region.
Shortlisted:
Macalloy
LabLogic
Advanced Alloy Services

Food & Drink Award
Sponsored by 
Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber
Winner: Cafeology
Cafeology specialises in ethically sourced coffee through long-term relationships with farmers across Latin America, supplying its products to the out-of-home and retail markets. The judges commended the quality food and drink offering in the region and said that Cafeology stood out for its year-on-year growth, investment in innovation and skills, and strong sustainability profile.
Shortlisted: 
Moss Valley Fine Meats
Henderson’s
Cawa Coffee

Manufacturing Innovation Award
Sponsored by 
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Winner: LabLogic
LabLogic manufactures instrumentation and software for detecting and measuring radioactivity in highly regulated environments. This includes a software package which is digitising data management for the treatment of cancers. The judges praised the company’s commercial success and the way in which it has strategically positioned its core products globally through international partnerships.
Shortlisted:
Iceotope Technologies
Advanced Manufacturing (Sheffield) Ltd
MetLase
Hogen Systems
Blake UK

Apprentice of the Year Award
Sponsored by 
Elevation Recruitment Group
Winner: Dan Ferrow, Stanley Black & Decker
Dan is delivering process improvement at Stanley Black & Decker by developing and implementing operational apps throughout its European network facilities. A new system he developed has saved the site an annual £60,000 spend. The judges were “blown away” by Dan’s achievements and the impact he has made on the company utilising his skills as an Industry 4.0 engineer.
Highly commended: Jack Coates, Cafeology; Olivia Naden, Blake UK; Will Keelan, Cobra Sport Exhausts
Shortlisted:
Solomon Maragh, OSL Cutting Technologies
Charlie Rawding-Ward, LabLogic
Joseph Woodhead, ITM Power
Bethney Machin, Magnetic Systems Technology (Magtec)
Amy Walker, Chesterfield Special Cylinders
Devon Slack, Inspec Solutions
Bradley Healey, Gripple
Adam Mellor, Chesterfield Special Cylinders

Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
Sponsored by
 BHP LLP
Winner: SBD Apparel
SBD Apparel has a vision to be “the global leader in all strength sports” with its range of premium performance supports, apparel and accessories. It has secured a number of international partnerships and is the official title sponsor for the World’s Strongest Man competition. The judges described SBD as a “remarkable company” and said that its impressive growth over a short space of time is putting Sheffield on the map.
Shortlisted:
Equi-Trek
CMD
Cobra Sport Exhausts
Chesterfield Special Cylinders
Baldwin & Francis

Special Recognition Award
Winner: 
Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Described as a “love letter to Sheffield”, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a multi-award winning musical with music and lyrics by Sheffield-born artists Richard Hawley and Chris Bush, and directed by Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Robert Hastie. Hailed as “the most exciting new British musical in years” by WhatsOnStage, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival. It is the first production to receive the Made in Sheffield trademark, which the judges say will be significant in promoting the wealth of talent in our region to a wider audience.

Made in Sheffield Award
Sponsored by 
Aon
Winner: Equi-Trek
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Equi-Trek, which has grown to become the largest horsebox and horse trailer manufacturer in the UK. It operates from a 75-acre site in Stocksbridge and has 50 dealerships worldwide, with plans to expand into new markets. The judges said that Equi-Trek exemplifies the manufacturing talent here in South Yorkshire, and is “going places” thanks to its impressive growth both nationally and overseas.
Shortlisted:
ICD Europe
Hadee Engineering
Preformed Windings
Gripple
Advanced Manufacturing (Sheffield) Ltd