Andy Traynor Senior Investment Executive, of FW Capital, the
Fund Manager which manages the NPIF FW Capital Debt Finance, said
sales overseas was driving strong growth from UK manufacturers in
the first quarter.
The sector has reported positive results in terms of orders with
factory output on course to increase by 2 per cent this year,
beating the 1.5 per cent growth forecast for the wider economy.
FW Capital is sponsoring the Manufacturer of the Year at this
year's Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, which is open for
applications for a further fortnight.
Andy said: "A thriving manufacturing industry is crucial to a
healthy economy and that is particularly true in Lancashire where
manufacturers are a key part of the business community.
“The latest data shows there is demand for British products
across the globe and, as a result, manufacturers are looking to
continue recruiting which can only be good for the economy.
“FW Capital can help Lancashire’s manufacturers with finance
from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. We are
delighted to be supporting the BIBAs through our sponsorship of its
Manufacturer of the Year category and we are looking forward to
meeting some of the best of the region’s manufacturing
The Manufacturer of the Year is one of 18 prize categories which
are open for applications to businesses across Lancashire until
FW Capital is the latest sponsor to join a stellar line-up
backing this year’s BIBAs which has sponsorship opportunities
available for other categories.
If you are interested in partnering with the awards known as
“the one they all want to win”, contact the BIBAs team on 01772
In 2017, the winners of the Business of the Year category,
Burnley-based refrigerated vehicle specialist, CoolKit, also
collected the Manufacturer of the Year award, while Preston-based
Sunshine Events also winning two categories, Employer of the Year
and Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Fox Brothers, which is headquartered in Poulton-le-Fylde, was
the winner of the Construction Business of the Year, with Blackburn
non-profit making body, Community and Business Partners, winning
the Third Sector of the Year category.
For full details of the awards up for grabs at the BIBAs 2018,
visit its official website at www.thebibas.co.uk.