It is the fifth time that Tomlinson Hall has triumphed in the Distributor of the Year category, and this recent success represents a major milestone for the company. Organised by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), the Pump Industry Awards recognise performance, innovation and achievement in the UK and Ireland’s pump sector.
The event was held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. Winners were chosen based on the outcome of an online vote, coupled with their ranking as established by the award judges. Colin Simpson, Business Development Director at Tomlinson Hall, said: “It’s a real honour to be named Distributor of the Year in our industry’s ‘Oscars’, which this year showed once again just how many innovative, visionary companies and talented individuals work within the pump sector. Winning this prestigious award is testimony to the dedication of our specialist staff – from our engineering workshop to our sales department.”
Steve Schofield, Director and CEO at the BPMA, said: “We feel this year’s finalists truly encompass the scope of success and innovation in the pump industry and highlight just how valued this awards programme has become.” Tomlinson Hall was also named Distributor of the Year in the Pump Industry Awards in 2009/10, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and was runner-up in the category in 2008, 2013 and 2015. The triumph follows other successes in topping the Small Business category in the North East Business Awards 2015 and being named Small Business of the Year in 2015’s Teesside Business Awards. Last year Tomlinson Hall was also awarded the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) SME of the Year title. Picture shows left to right: BBC News Presenter Mary Rhodes, Tony Keville, Managing Director of Tomlinson Hall and Marek Lukaszczyk, European & Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG (UK), sponsor of the Distributor of the Year category.