By Paul Brackley firstname.lastname@example.org Published: 05:31, 25 July 2019
The precision engineering company – which is sponsoring the Award for Innovation at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards – was congratulated at a reception at the Houses of Parliament by corporate responsibility minister Kelly Tolhurst for its work on sustainability, staff well-being and community outreach.
The scheme is run by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) and Cambridge Precision Ltd, which has bases at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge and in St Neots, was nominated by Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly.
Baroness Greengross said: “Cambridge Precision Ltd punched well above its weight. It demonstrates that SMEs – as well as much larger companies – can be a powerful force for good. The parliamentary judges were very impressed by its commitment to achieving rigorous standards in terms of its environmental impact, health and safety, its support for its local community and its support for suppliers to help them achieve high quality standards.”
Business development manager Tony Murray said the team was “blown away to be in such good company as Budweiser and Manchester Airport, and extremely proud to show that an SME can have genuine impact when it comes to sustainability”.
He added: I’m pleased that Jonathan Djanogly, MP. and the APCRG members have taken the initiative to look so deeply into the operation of British business and to celebrate the achievements of the best. MPs are often accused of being disengaged – this awards scheme encourages MPs to really get to know the reality of business operation in their constituency. That definitely helps to lift confidence from British business in the parliamentary decision-making process.”
“We think big at CPL, and the entire team is ambitious. We want to show that manufacturing and engineering can be forward thinking and this award just confirms we are leading in our field. We work with innovators and technology leaders on world-changing technologies and it is important that we have common values – clean-tech, sustainability, corporate responsibility. Congratulations to all that were nominated – it is good to know we are all championing a new model of success. British manufacturing can and should be world-leading. I hope that our success inspires others in manufacturing to be ambitious and bold, working towards creating a responsible environment that young people can see as relevant and attractive, with 21st century ethics, technology and practices.”
Standard Life Aberdeen was named the UK’s top responsible business champion, while SABIC UK Petrochemicals came second. The awards are supported by Anglian Water.
Cambridge Precision Ltd is now looking forward to celebrating innovative companies in our awards.
Tony said: “This is our second year in sponsoring the Science and Technology Awards and we plan to keep that involvement going for many years ahead. Without great ideas, the ability to dream of the unimaginable and the determination to develop a concept into a prototype and then on into full production, progress would come to a halt.
“The Award for Innovation seeks to recognise the ongoing activity of a company in developing technology or processes that really make a difference to their operation. Or it could be awarded for a specific breakthrough product, something that changes or challenges established practice, improving outcomes for the stakeholders.”
Entry to the awards closes at midnight on July 31, 2019.