Managing Director Barrie Williams receiving Country Representatives Award

The European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC (www.businessawardseurope.com) has announced that Weir & Carmichael Ltd is to represent the United Kingdom in the prestigious 2011 awards programme. Weir & Carmichael beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of the 25 country representatives and will now compete for the coveted Ruban d’Honneur in the next round of the competition.

Weir & Carmichael LTD, an SME based in Bootle, Liverpool, are a flexible packaging and recycling solutions supplier and have been supplying UK Manufacturing industries since 1955. They have been selected as one of the representatives for the UKTI Innovation Award for their product Britwrap Reusable Transit Packaging. Britwrap is a sustainable protective cover, designed to protect products during transit, whilst dramatically cutting packaging costs, waste, damaged returns and promoting correct manual handling.

Martin Ellioth, Commercial Director states “At Weir & Carmichael were absolutely thrilled to be selected to represent the United Kingdom. We have been operating for over 55years in the Flexible packaging sector so it’s an honour to be recognised as one of the leading businesses in our county and in our field. We are looking forward to the next round of the competition where we’ll be competing across Europe to receive a Ruban d’Honneur and hopefully win the category for the UKTI Innovation award.

The European business Awards has identified some of Europe’s brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart of the awards programme. The panel of judges were looking for organisations from the UK who exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards commented: “Over the past few years we’ve received an incredibly high standard of entries from organisations that are passionate about their business. However, very few get to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of the EU’s leading companies. It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a country representative, and together with HSBC we are looking forward to seeing Weir & Carmichael in the next round.

Final category Award winners will be unveiled in Barcelona on 22nd November 2011.

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Kelly Ambrose, Marketing Manager

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