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There's been all kind of activity happening over the last few months. There's never a dull moment at either site with exciting activity happening all year round!

In this newsletter we take a look at top news stories, which include our recent award win, our new MD appointment, European expansion into Germany and our new Business Development Manager, Steve Antcliff.
Excellence In Manufacturing Award Triumph

We have recently been announced as winners of the coveted Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2016. What a fantastic achievement – we are so proud of the team!

Winning the award was tough – we had to go through a rigorous application process which looked at various aspects such as such as manufacturing processes, innovation, R&D, staff training & development and financial performance.

The judges found that we were able to demonstrate an exceptional level of dedication to manufacturing excellence with particular emphasis placed on innovation, quality, investment and sustainability, which all significantly contribute to strengthening the regional economy.

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Our newly appointed Managing Director commented, "What a fantastic achievement this is! We are immensely proud of our people, products and processes. Winning an award like this helps us differentiate ourselves in the marketplace and helps us to reflect on how far we have come over the years. Achieving manufacturing excellence is paramount to our ambitious growth plans for the next 5 years and we will remain focussed on improving processes wherever possible. Winning this award was a team effort and we would like to thank each and every team member that has contributed".

In addition to celebrations on the night, the teams at both sites enjoyed a dress down day and a fish and chip lunch as a thank you!

Advanex Newsletter Ian Beardsmore - Our New Managing Director

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We are pleased to confirm that Ian Beardsmore has now started in his new role as Managing Director. Our previous Managing Director, Paul Clifford has taken on the role of Chairman after 25 years in the role.

Ian will have full responsibility achieving the ambitious growth plans for Advanex Europe. These include growing the business to £30 million turnover within the next 5 years. This will be achieved by developing key markets such as medical, aerospace and automotive and expanding the European distribution network for the groundbreaking CoilThread inserts.

Ian brings extensive experience of engineering, sales and manufacturing with previous positions including appointments at ElringKlinger and Henkel Loctite. Paul and Ian have been working closely together to ensure a smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership.

Wishing Ian all the best in driving the business forward! Advanex Newsletter Advanex Newsletter Advanex Newsletter New Sales Operation Launched In Duisburg, Germany

As part of our expansion plans we have recently opened a new sales operation in Duisburg, Germany. The new sales operation will be largely focussed on developing the automotive and pharmaceutical markets across Europe.

To manage the new sales operation, we have appointed Steve Antcliff as the Business Development Manager. With a strong background in the automotive market working for leading car manufacturers, Steves' focus will be to establish and develop new customers.

Duisburg is an ideal location for us in Germany as this will give us great access to our customers and distribution network. Advanex Newsletter Spotlight On – Steve Antcliff

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As Business Development Manager for the new German sales operation, Steve Antcliff has joined Advanex at a very exciting time!

Steve will be working from the new Duisburg sales office in developing automotive and medical customers. Since graduating from university, Steve has worked mainly in the automotive industry. Steves' previous roles have been both commercial and engineering focussed which have involved developing products for leading manufacturers such as BMW and driving international sales.

In addition to speaking fluent German, Steve has a young family, is a dab hand in the kitchen cooking up his speciality of spare ribs and is also known for helping others get drunk – so watch out! Advanex Newsletter John Celebrates 55 Years Service

John Baxter has recently celebrated 55 years service with Advanex. In fact on the same day John also celebrated his 70th birthday! Mr Kato met up with him and presented him with a bottle of champagne to celebrate these fantastic achievements.

Since joining Advanex in 1961, John has carried out various roles which have included Tool Room Apprentice and Leader. He now works 3 days per week passing on his on years of knowledge and expertise to the next generation of toolmakers and engineers.

We are so proud of John and his time with Advanex. It is really something that he started his career with us at such a young age and has been loyal to the company over all these years.

We'll raise a glass to that!

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There's never a dull moment at Advanex, our teams continue to support local charities with fundraising efforts. We have recently raised over £3,000 for the Teenage Cancer Care Trust and just under £500 for Guide Dogs.

What a brilliant result – well done to everyone involved!

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