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Award wins make it a treble for AESSEAL

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AESSEAL® has reaffirmed its position as an industry leader and training innovator with success at two prestigious awards ceremonies.

The South Yorkshire based mechanical seals design and manufacturing company received the award for International Trade at’s Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2018.

On the same evening, it received the Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Award in the Made in Sheffield (MiS) Awards, which celebrate excellence in manufacturing across the city region.

The two awards come within weeks of AESSEAL® Managing Director Chris Rea receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award in the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) Pump Industry Awards, citing his ‘significant and consistent contribution the pump industry’ over his 39-year career.

MiS award, from left to right: from AESSEAL, apprentice Nathan Wall, Marketing Executive Jasmine Moore, and Marketing Communications Manager Rebecca Clubbe, accepting the award from Rachael Collison, Accreditation Manager at Sheffield University Management School, and Master Cutler Kenneth Cooke. 


The Business Masters Award for International Trade is an acknowledgement of the significant growth in the overseas sales AESSEAL has achieved, its ability to identify and capitalise on growth markets, investment in product development for overseas countries and the international expansion of its award-winning customer service provision.

The MiS Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Award reflects the company’s longstanding commitment to tackling the regional skills shortage, working in collaboration with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Resource Centre and South Yorkshire colleges to provide high quality engineering, manufacturing and higher education apprenticeships.

Since 2012 AESSEAL has trained 100 apprentices. It currently has 20 apprentices, whose learning is supported by access to state-of-the-art machinery such as a £1 million 11 axis Nakamura Tome Super NTX machining centre, the latest of which was recently installed at the AESSEAL Global Technology Centre and Special Product Division in Rotherham.

Business Masters award, from left to right: North West Tonight presenter Nina Warhust, Aziz Rahman, of Rahman Ravelli Solicitors, Claire Dickinson, Finance Director of AESSEAL plc, and Kayley Worsley, Editor of 

AESSEAL MD Chris Rea said: “We’re particularly proud and honoured to have received two such diverse awards from two highly respected organisations as Made in Sheffield and

“They’re a great reflection of the issues that AESSEAL is passionate about – constantly investing and innovating to expand our brand into new markets, and providing a strong and supportive learning environment to develop high calibre, highly skilled engineers of the future.”

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