NEWCASTLE, England, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN), one of the UK's leading EPC service providers to the offshore oil & gas and offshore wind energy sectors, has been awarded the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) "Made in Britain" Award. The honour was jointly awarded to Chase Distillery, an independent, family run distillery in Hertfordshire.
Business leaders from around the UK attended 'The Growing Business Awards' ceremony, which took place last night (23rd October) at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square to celebrate both innovative businesses, and inspirational entrepreneurs.
The "Made in Britain" Award recognises technically-excellent, innovative and world-beating technologies designed, developed and manufactured in the UK. This award acknowledges that companies such as OGN are leading the way in developing UK manufacturing, and that through significant innovation, opportunities for economic growth, and job creation, in the domestic manufacturing sector is a very real possibility.
Graham Kennedy, Chief Technical Officer at OGN said: "For a relatively new company such as OGN it is a fantastic achievement to be awarded the "Made in Britain" award. OGN believe strongly in British manufacturing, British employees and feel confident about the future for British industry."
"A special word of thank you must also go to Apache North Sea Limited for having faith in our fledgling company with an almost derelict yard on Tyneside by "buying British" with OGN. We in turn have bought British throughout our countrywide supply chain.
Graham added, "We must also not forget our workforce who have consistently risen to the challenge, and this is shown in no small part by our recent achievement of having one year free of lost time incidents."
"OGN are making great strides in the right direction. We now look forward to building on this success in the years to come."
Notes to Editors:
- Offshore Group Newcastle Limited (OGN) is a leading UK oil & gas and offshore wind engineering, procurement and construction contractor and service provider with the manufacturing facilities in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, and Lowestoft, Suffolk.
- A picture of the award ceremony is attached in email.