24 Oct 2022

Metalfacture wins national BCC award

A Chamber member was among eight national winners at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2022.

Metalfacture, a sheet metal manufacturer based in Wigston, won the Global Player Export Business of the Year category after being commended by judges for “seizing opportunities provided by the international market” and developing a “smart and brave business strategy that is delivering outstanding results”.

It followed its success at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2021, in which it won the Excellence in International Trade, Outstanding Growth Award and Leicestershire Business of the Year categories.

Shevaun Haviland, director general at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Metalfacture has demonstrated significant and sustained international growth through a clear understanding of overseas markets, proving that borders are not a barrier to trade.

“This is a huge success story, growing rapidly and exporting to 52 countries, and is an inspiration to lots of other businesses.”

Metalfacture – which produces innovative displays used in shops that increase brand awareness for brands including Heineken, Molston Coors, Asda and Sainsbury’s – recorded an 8,000% growth in one year and exports make up almost half of its business.

Chamber members accounted for seven of the eight regional winners in the East Midlands. Alongside Metalfacture, the other six were Maggie’s Nottingham (Problem Solver Award), SureScreen Diagnostics (Rapid Riser), Precision Facilities Management (Workforce Developer), White Peak Distillery (Game Changer), TTK Confectionery (Community Champion) and emh group (Equality Trailblazer).