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Philip Cullen, 600 Group Marketing Manager, pictured (second left) with the EEF Future Manufacturing Award

600 UK, which employs 85 staff manufacturing Colchester and Harrison Lathes, Pratt Burnerd International Workholding Chucks and Gamet Bearings, won the Business Efficiency Award. 

The award celebrates the achievements of manufacturers that have successfully designed and delivered new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance. 

The company 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 Yorkshire and the North East.  600 UK will now go on to find out if it has won the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in April.  

Mike Berry, Managing Director at 600 UK, says: “This award is testament to our team’s hard work and we are absolutely delighted to have won. 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.“It’s great to get this far and now we’re looking forward to finding out how we get on in the national awards in April.” 

Leyton Jeffs, Regional Sales Director of Invoice Finance at Aldermore, says: “Congratulations to 600 UK on their well-deserved success. Business efficiency and the constant quest for better and more effective ways of doing things plays a critical part in companies’ success. 600 UK has to be applauded for taking great strides in boosting their competitiveness - this award is justly deserved and we wish them the best of luck for the national finals.” 

Entries for next year’s EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards will open later this year and local manufacturers are being encouraged to follow in 600 UK’s footsteps.  

For more information about the awards visit:  

For further information, contact: 

Mike Berry, 600 UK Managing Director 

Philip Cullen, Group Marketing Manager 

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 415000