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SME Award win for Bestobell Valves

Bestobell Valves parent company, President Engineering Group (PEGL), is celebrating winning the prestigious Made in Sheffield ‘SME Award’ at a ceremony held at Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield on Thursday 10th April.

PEGL faced stiff competition from many high profile Sheffield manufacturers to win the highly acclaimed title and was also shortlisted in the Innovation Award and Exporter of the Year Awards.

Mark Henley, managing director of President Engineering Group, said: “It is a real honour to win this award and will help us to further reinforce the position of our business on an international scale. The awards ceremony was a great night and it was fantastic to be chosen amongst so many exceptional businesses for this title.”

PEGL demonstrated how its Bestobell and Conflow businesses had grown through innovation and because of its reputation for craftsmanship and high quality manufacture, which has led to the company generating 88 per cent of its business internationally.

PEGL demonstrated how it is growing its business by appointing its first agents in Russia and Japan and is capitalizing on the growth of Liquefied Natural Gas as a marine fuel. Despite the decline in some of its markets, such as mining, PEGL showed how it has continued to grow and expand and in 2012 acquired a further business Bretby Gammatech, which has enabled it to cross sell its dust and fire suppression product to new markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Columbia.

Compere at the event was BBC business journalist Declan Curry and speakers were Lawrie Haynes, President of Marine and Industrial Power Systems at Rolls-Royce and John Haynes, Minister without Portfolio and Senior Parliamentary Adviser to the Prime Minister.

28 April 2014

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