We have been shortlisted!


We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Insider’s Made in the North East Awards 2024.


Now in their 12th year, the awards celebrate and reward the high-quality manufacturing businesses based in the North East and their skilled workforces. They also aim to showcase companies which have excelled in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets over the course of the last 12 months.


We have been shortlisted in the Automotive, Aerospace & Rail Award category. This award recognises the achievements of the region’s manufacturers operating in or supplying the automotive, aerospace and/or rail industries.


Victoria Hodge, General Manager at Petards Rail, said: “I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted for the Automotive, Aerospace & Rail Award in the Made in the North East Awards 2024. It is testament to the hard work and passion of our team, and our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.


“I am looking forward to attending the awards ceremony next month and to celebrating with fellow manufacturers and industry colleagues. I wish all the shortlisted companies the best of luck.”


Other awards categories include Manufacturing Future Talent, Digital Engineering / Technology, Food & Drink, Apprentice of the Year, Export, Manufacturing Start-Up, Sustainable / Ethical Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturing Innovation Award, Manufacturer of the Year (below £25m) and Manufacturer of the Year (above £25m).


The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner taking place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel on 14 March 2024.
All the winners of the Made in the North East Awards will automatically go through to compete in Insider’s national final event, the Made in the UK Awards, which take place in the summer.


As part of our submission, we shared insight into our latest innovation, the PTeye. Find out more about the PTeye here >


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