Black Country business award

Published:  30 August, 2007

Wolverhampton based Nuclear Engineering Services (NESL) has been named as the Black Country Chamber's Champion Business of the Year. The company, which provides products and services to the nuclear, defence and industrial sectors, employs 145 people at its facility in Ettingshall.

The NESL entry for Innovation through Technology was selected initially as best in class for the Wolverhampton district and awarded a bronze medal; it then competed against the other Black Country districts of Walsall, Sandwell and West Bromwich to win the silver medal before beating the winners of the other six categories to clinch the gold medal.

The award was announced at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce banquet which took place at Wolverhampton Racecourse recently. Attended by more than 300 businesses, civic and political leaders, guest speakers at the event were Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, Alan Duncan, Derek Thompson of Channel 4 Racing and Grand National winning jockey, Bob Champion.

The award was presented by Chamber president, Peter Matthews, who said: "All our finalists are doing a tremendous job but NESL is a truly outstanding example of a company that is putting the Black Country on the world map. The scale of their projects is hugely impressive, proving that here in the Black Country we have the skills, ambition and ability to deliver major projects of international significance.

NESL sales and marketing director, John Cooper, commented:  "This achievement confirms the continued and dedicated drive to delivery, seen on a daily basis throughout NESL and the ongoing commitment of everyone within our organisation.

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