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Manufacturer wins Durham accolade

Friday 7 December 2012 6:00

Dehumidifier and water cooler manufacturer Ebac has won an accolade for its business contribution to South Durham.

The Newton Aycliffe based company received the award of Outstanding Contribution to South Durham for its innovation and ambassadorial role in promoting the importance of engineering, manufacturing and export as a key UK strength.

This was part of a range of awards organised by South Durham Business Network and Engineering & Manufacturing Forum to celebrate and promote the importance of wealth creation.

Ebac is currently planning to design, engineer and manufacture washing machines in County Durham.

Managing director Pamela Petty said: “2012 has been a very exciting year for Ebac and, as we move towards our 40th anniversary year, this award means a lot, because it recognises our position in the community which has helped us to become the company we are today and to which we have made a lasting commitment through the formation of the Ebac Foundation.”

Other winners and award categories include Stuart Hall & Co. in South Church for Best Service Business; Warm Sanctuary in Durham for Best Retail Business; Climb NorthEast in Ferryhill for Best Start-up Business; the Bignall Group in Shildon for Best Engineering & Manufacturing Business; A-Tech Fabrication in Newton Aycliffe for Best Community and Social Enterprise; Jenny Williams of Izumi-Products in South Church for Best Employee; Stuart Hall of Stuart Hall & Co. for Best Employer and Scott Piggott of the Bignall Group for Best Engineering Apprentice of the Year.

Award and event sponsors included Barclays Bank, Business Durham, Newton Press, South Durham Business Network and Engineering & Manufacturing Forum.