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Double Scoop for Sertec at Business Awards Ceremonies

Release date: 19th June 2013

The evening of 18th June was a rather special night for Sertec Group Holdings as two awards were bestowed on the Midlands manufacturer.

Chairman Graham Mosedale and Group Finance Director Martyn Hughes were in London attending The Sunday Times PWC Profit Track 100 Awards, where they collected the trophy for Best Customer Service, beating other finalists Pret a Manger and Unipart to the award, sponsored by Lloyds Banking.

Meanwhile, back in Birmingham at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Sertec Group Managing Director Grant Adams was awarded the accolade Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year in the Manufacturing category.

Graham Mosedale - Martyn Hughes The Sunday Times PWC Profit Track 100 Best Customer Service AwardThe Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table recognises Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest growing profits, based on the latest 3 years of available accounts. Due in no small part to the tremendous success of Sertec’s main customer Jaguar Land Rover, the company has recorded growth of 119% per annum and has risen to 9th place in the Profit Track 100 table. Additionally, the Company acquired the Tyseley division of DPE Automotive in 2011 which allowed for rapid expansion to fulfil new JLR contracts. Only 12 months ago, Sertec was listed outside the top 100 but was highlighted as ‘one to watch’ for the future.

Graham Mosedale put the Company’s success down to quality performance and a determination to succeed. “Manufacturing suffered hugely in 2008/09 but it is testament to our strong management team and the way we conducted ourselves at that time that we remained strong and were in a position to drive forward when opportunities presented themselves. We showed we had the quality, the performance and importantly the capability to partner our customers in planning for the launch of extremely important vehicles. Our dramatic growth reflects our ability to deliver on our promises.”

Martyn Hughes reflected on the judging criteria, saying “I am especially pleased with this award because it is a true and accurate reflection of our achievement. The figures don’t lie and our financial performance over the last three years compare extremely well against other businesses. It is very satisfying to be recognised for a great deal of hard work”.

Grant Adams, Ernst Young Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year in ManufacturingGrant Adams too was in an ebullient mood after receiving his award. “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award and it is down to the Team at Sertec that I’m in such a privileged position to have won. We have worked so hard to not only maintain standards but to invest in plant, technology and good people, to improve quality to the higher level demanded by our major customers. It’s been a dramatic few years of late and I’m just glad I was part of Sertec, but we still have a great deal of work to do“

Mr Adams can reflect on a career path which saw him start work as an apprentice with British Leyland in 1977 and via Freight Rover and Land Rover he joined Sertec in 1985, when founder Harry Mosedale persuaded him he had something to offer the Presswork and welded assembly manufacturer.