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Luton-based Jaltek Systems was named runner-up in the national final of a major manufacturing awards ceremony organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.
After winning the regional Business Growth & Strategy Award, Jaltek were put forward for national judging and awarded runner up to the winner.
Jaltek, which has been designing and manufacturing products for over 30 years, provide electronics systems for clients in a range of sectors including medical, aerospace, defence, energy and security.
Judges of the Business Growth and Strategy category said that they were, "impressed with the clarity of the company’s primary growth strategy; supporting small disruptive businesses alongside established companies and they showed positive collaboration with Universities. The growth and financial outcomes were impressive."
The industries apprentices were also recognised at the virtual ceremony with awards for rising stars and students in their final year in the following categories; ’Business Apprentice’ and ‘Engineering Apprentice' and also there was an ‘Apprentice Endeavour Award’.
Steve Pittom, Jaltek’s Managing Director commented; "We are honoured and thrilled to win the regional award and be national runner-up in this highly competitive category. The whole Jaltek team have played their part in getting us here and our thanks goes to them as well as our customers and suppliers. We were runners-up to worthy winners Gripple."
Pittom continued; "It was also fantastic for the apprentices to receive recognition for their efforts, including a couple from a local aerospace engineering company. There is so much talent evident in our next generation of engineers. Thank you to Make UK for their continued support of the manufacturing industry."
Charlotte Horobin, Midlands Region Director for Make UK, said, “These awards are a testament to the dynamic companies and individuals working within engineering and manufacturing. The sector has been at the heart of delivering during the crisis and as we re-build our economy there will be a bright future for companies and individuals that make the most of their talent.”