Sheffield specialist engineering group SCX is gearing up for two major awards ceremonies on the same night this month.
It is shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Made in Sheffield awards, which celebrate the region’s world class reputation for manufacturing quality, on April 26.
On the same evening, the Wincobank-based group, which is a leading mechanical handling solutions provider, is in the running for three prizes at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2018.
The shortlists reinforce SCX’s growing international reputation for engineering excellence, highlighted by its contracts for retractable concertina-style roofs for two courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon and the world’s first dividing retractable pitch for Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.
Last December the 45-year-old company capped its best-ever year by being named Large Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards, backed by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
SCX group managing director Simon Eastwood said: “We are in for a busy night on April 26!
“These latest honours are further testament to the expertise, experience and commitment of our growing workforce and their efforts in 2017. We’ve seen enormous growth, groundbreaking projects, a full order book and the opening of our own training academy.
“It certainly looks like we are going to have another great year, despite these challenging times.”
SCX is on the shortlist in two categories – Innovation and the overall Made in Sheffield ‘Champion’ award – of the Made in Sheffield awards, to be hosted by Yorkshire Business Insider at the Cutlers Hall.
The prizes reflect a commitment to upholding the reputation of one of the world’s great brands in sectors as diverse as advanced manufacturing, materials technology, the creative and digital industries, food, biomedical / healthcare technology and the creative and digital industries.
Meanwhile SCX is on three shortlists in TheBusinessDesk.com’s Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2018 – Innovation, Investment and Medium-Size Business of the Year.
The SCX group has over 160 employees across its three divisions – bespoke precision engineering arm SCX Special Projects, crane servicing and repair firm Street CraneXpress and Burnand XH, which specialises in electronic, electrical, electromechanical and pneumatic control components.