November 23 2015

Tomlinson Hall to champion the pump industry in national awards

Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd, manufacturer of Liquivac, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Our company is one of ten firms from across the UK competing for the title of Small Business of the Year in the Chamber Awards 2015, which recognises British business excellence and is hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce. The winner of the Small Business Award will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Brewery, London on November 26.

As well as manufacturing Liquivac, Tomlinson Hall is a distributor for major international pump brands such as DEPA, ELRO and Grundfos.

We were named Best Small Business in the Teesside Business Awards 2015 and in April won the Small Business of the Year award in the North East Business Awards 2015, held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce. Tomlinson Hall, which was founded in 1919, was recognised for its sales performance, staff development, close ties to the local community and export strategy for Liquivac.

Tomlinson Hall is also the current holder of the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) SME of the Year title.

Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall, said: “To triumph at the North East Business Awards this year was a huge achievement for Tomlinson Hall and we were delighted to have been recognised in this way. 

“This success is down to the hard work and expertise of our staff and we are proud to be flying the flag for the pump industry and the North East at this national event.

“Our goal is to continue to grow and carry on the increase in sales we’ve seen in the past few years. We’re also looking forward to seeing our innovative Liquivac pump become even more successful overseas, especially in the Middle East, where there is significant demand for the product.”

James Ramsbotham, chief executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce, commented: “Fresh from the Small Business Award win at the North East Business Awards, Tomlinson Hall is ready to take on the Small Business of the Year category in London. This company is an excellent example of how a traditional, family business can diversify, modernise and react to ensure it is in a solid position for its customers and employees for years to come.

“They are a leading light in the North East and will do the region proud on the national stage. I look forward to accompanying our seven-strong contingent of NECC members shortlisted for the national BCC awards and wish them all the very best of luck.”

In addition to its regional awards, Tomlinson Hall has won the Pump Distributor of the Year Award in the Pump Industry Awards four times, most recently in April 2014.

Pictured above: Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall.  Photo courtesy of Peter Skelton and North East Chamber of Commerce.

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