We are delighted and very proud to announce that Tuffa UK were winners of the prestigious Employer of the Year Award at last night’s Burton Mail Business Awards at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton.
Tuffa were shortlisted for an impressive total of three of the ten award categories, and were Highly Commended in the Best Use of Innovation and Technology Award as well as being Commended in the Manufacturer of the Year award, which we had previously won in 2015.
The judges were impressed with the progression of a second generation of the business, commenting that the family feel was evident throughout the entire company. They also remarked on the spirit and togetherness of our team, both in the factory and office staff.
One of the judges, Rhea Hewitt from the award sponsors, The Clinigen Group said: “It is very well deserved, and I hope that throughout any future growth the wonderful family culture is the one thing Tuffa always try and keep hold of where possible. It is what makes a difference.”
Fellow Clinigen Group judge, Mandy Tribe added: “We felt that Tuffa had a very similar ethos to Clinigen and we really got what you are all trying to do and felt the passion not only for the business but especially for the people from all of you.”
Team Tuffa celebrated in style at the glittering gala awards Dinner held at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.
Awards Director Dave Bryon said: “We were all so proud to bring together firms, no matter their size, from across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire to celebrate the best of the best at the Burton Mail Business Awards. The standard was, as ever, so incredibly high and all entrants have provided a wonderful overview of the amazing businesses we have across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.”
Julie Crouch, Editor of the Burton Mail, echoed those comments: “What stood out, once again, was the fact that we really are so lucky in East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire to have an astonishing amount of businesses that are helping to put us on the map. Whether it small firms taking their first steps or global giants making waves, the high level of people taking part this year just showcases how, as an area, we are growing and thriving at an amazing rate.
“I would like to say well done to everyone who entered, all who were shortlisted and every winner of a Burton Mail Business Award,” she added.
Tuffa UK Director, Jackie Shenton was delighted to be the winner of The Employer of the Year Award. “It’s very rewarding to win this award and it’s fitting recognition for our dedicated team. If we get on well together, we will work well together. This award shows that not only is Tuffa UK a great company, but it’s also a great company to work for.”
Here are some more pictures from the awards evening