WB The Creative Jewellery Group scoops engineering award

WB The Creative Jewellery Group was one of a select group of companies to be honoured in the Midland’s heat of the 2016 ‘EEF Future Manufacturing Awards’. 

The company was named runner-up in the Business Growth category of the awards – staged by the Engineering Employers’ Federation – during a luncheon hosted by BBC presenter Wendy Gibson at Staverton Park in Daventry, earlier this month.

The company’s entry was centred on its ‘Wedding Ring Cell’, which produces entirely British-made wedding bands for Domino’s ‘Created and Crafted in Britain’ range.

The company said its investment in new technologies and its commitment to staff training has resulted in a seven-fold increase in production, with an associated drop in production costs across its growing range of wedding rings.

As well as resulting in a “considerable” growth in sales, the project has also cut the company’s delivery times from four to six weeks to one to two days on stock lines and made to order within 10 days.

Mark Thomas, operations director and mastermind of the project, said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved. The Cell has introduced a strongly engineered product into a traditional craft environment – providing increased accuracy, less room for human error, greater speed of production and a more consistent product.

“To have our efforts acknowledged in this way is the icing on the cake. This competition attracts some really big names and other winners this year were Jaguar Land Rover, Weetabix and UniPart so we are in extremely good company.”

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