It is a pleasure to report that Westin Drives was named Service Centre of the Year in the annual awards of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades.
Our Service Manager, Michael Limb, above centre, received a plaque and certificate at a gala dinner in Coventry. A video of event highlights can be seen below.
The awards showcase the best achievements from the electrical and mechanical trades sector in a global celebration of business and professional excellence.
The AEMT citation said: "After a circa £1m investment in the facilities, incorporating a 20 tonne lifting capacity, state-of the-art CNC machinery and a technical training room, Westin Drives now provides its customers with a broad range of services from its Huddersfield-based service centre.
"The company is set-up well for the future of its industry. It is investing in recruiting and training apprentices, as it sees this as a vital requirement in filling the skills gap the industry is experiencing."
Michael said: “We were thrilled and delighted to receive the award from the AEMT. It was a great pleasure to be recognised for the effort we have expended in establishing our new facility.
"Everyone here has played a part in achieving this honour. We are the beneficiaries of considerable investment which has been used to equip our workshop and build a team of highly skilled engineers to support our customers.
"In doing this, we have devoted particular attention to promoting apprenticeships with the intention of acquiring and developing the skills we need for the future.”