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Fernite have been nominated for two prestigious prizes at Sheffield Business Awards 2018

Fernite nominated for two prestigious awards

Fernite of Sheffield have been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Sheffield Business Awards

For the second year running, Fernite are among the finalists for this prestigious event, which recognises our region’s most successful and innovative companies.

Fernite has been nominated for the Wake Smith Excellence in Manufacturing Award, which is awarded for exceptional standards, investment and innovation in the manufacturing sector.

For the first time, Fernite are also shortlisted for the ‘SME of the Year‘ award sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School.

2018 has been an exciting year for Fernite. We have made significant investments in new technology which has enabled us to take on more complex work and cut lead times on many of our machine knife products.

We have also recruited talented and motivated new staff  – expanding our production, sales and management teams as we continue to grow.


Managing Director James Kitching said:-

“I’m delighted that Fernite have once again been nominated for the ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’ prize at our region’s premier business awards event.  It’s great to be recognised as one of our region’s leading manufacturers, and making the shortlist two years in a row is a fantastic achievement.

In addition, being nominated for ‘SME of the Year’ is testament to the hard work, passion and customer-focused attitude of our staff. 2018 has been a fantastic year for Fernite and it’s great for our successes to be recognised in our home city.” 

The winners will be announced on Thursday 29th November.