Firm runner up at regional awards

From left to right Chris Dickinson, Operations Director & Christine Betts, Head of HR from Hi-Force Limited & EEF Midlands Region Director, Richard Halstead. NNL-150219-114514001
From left to right Chris Dickinson, Operations Director & Christine Betts, Head of HR from Hi-Force Limited & EEF Midlands Region Director, Richard Halstead. NNL-150219-114514001

A Daventry-based manufacturer of high pressure hydraulic tools has been named as regional runner-up in the EF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

Hi-Force, which employs 65 staff and has premises off Morris Road, has been based in town since 1972. It was narrowly pipped to the post for the Developing People Award.

The award celebrates the achievements of manufacturers that have done the most to build skills, harness talent and develop employees.

Hi-Force was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and was up against stiff competition from a range of businesses, small and large, from across the Midlands.

Kevin Brown, group managing director at Hi-Force, said: “This achievement is testament to our team’s hard work and we are absolutely delighted to have been recognised.

“It has put us on the map as a dynamic and innovative company, while recognising the valuable contribution made by local manufacturers. It is great to see that all our hard work has paid off and we can’t wait to tell our staff, customers and suppliers the good news.”

Chris Meldrum, regional sales director of invoice finance at Aldermore, said: “Congratulations to Hi-Force on their well-deserved success. Employees play a vital role in any company’s success – their skills and commitment are crucial.

“It’s clear that Hi-Force recognises the importance of its people and has invested in their training and development.”

In December last year, the Daventry Express reported how the firm scooped three awards in training and development, creative innovation and business of the year at the Northamptonshire Business Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation, held at Daventry Court Hotel for

Entries for next year’s EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards will open later this year.

Local manufacturers who would like to follow in Hi-Force’s footsteps can find more information about the awards at www.eef.org.uk/campaigning/awards-and-competitions/future-
manufacturing-awards.