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Bott wins prestigious regional business award

Clive Woodward, the CEO of Bott, has won a prestigious regional business award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

Clive won the Manufacturing Champion Award, which celebrates the achievements of an individual who, through vision, dedication, hard work and tireless involvement, has made a significant contribution to UK manufacturing.

His company, Bott, was also named runner-up for the Smart Product Award, sponsored by Siemens, for successfully designing and delivering a new product to market that has driven innovation in manufacturing and offered a competitive edge.

They were selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics, and the results were announced at At-Bristol, a leading UK science centre and education charity. Clive, the winner, will now go on to find out if he has won the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January next year.

Clive Woodward, CEO of Bott, says: “I am honoured to have received this award, and for Bott to have received recognition. This is testament to my team as much as to me and recognises the value and contribution made by people who work hard to drive UK manufacturing forward. Manufacturing offers fantastic opportunities for jobs, growth and economic security – it deserves to be recognised and I look forward to the national awards next year.”

Carl D’Ammassa, Group Managing Director - Business Finance at Aldermore, says: “Clive has worked tirelessly to promote manufacturing in his local community and the UK. Ambitious leaders like Clive are driving the sector forward and reinforcing its importance to the economy. As industry’s ambassadors, they are underpinning recognition of the careers, wealth and opportunities that a dynamic and diverse manufacturing base generates. We wish him the best of luck for the national finals, and extend our congratulations to the entire team at Bott.”

For more information about the awards visit: www.eef.org.uk/awards/.