Company up for awards

A Blyth company has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

Equipment design and manufacturer Tharsus Group has been shorted in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

The company is in line to be named Best Small and Medium–sized Enterprise (SME) and is also shortlisted in the People Effectiveness category.

Tharsus will now be visited by assessors before being judged during the summer ahead of the ceremony in September.

Chief executive Brian Palmer said: “We are delighted with the double recognition from IMechE.

“It’s the latest accolade for our hard-working team and really underlines our commitment to the sort of high standards that the Institution demands.

“This is another proud day for Tharsus and all the attention we are getting just makes us more determined to drive forwards and keep on setting those high standards.”

These nominations follow Tharsus being named Best SME at the latest Best Factory Awards run by Cranfield School of Management.