11/09/2003

Cookstown firm bids for national award

A Cookstown company that designs, manufactures and installs electrical control panels has won the Northern Ireland regional final in one of the UK's leading small business awards.

TES (NI) Ltd beat off competition from 157 small businesses in Northern Ireland and will now go through to the Parcelforce Worldwide Small Business Awards national final in October.

Commenting on their success, Noel McCracken, Director TES (NI) Ltd said: "Over the past few years, our aim has been to develop TES (NI) Ltd into a highly professional manufacturing enterprise.

"We believe the key to our success is the personal attention to every detail of every project and it is great to have our achievements recognised by being handpicked by industry professionals as the Regional Winner of the Parcelforce Worldwide Small Business Awards."

Judging the Northern Ireland regional final were Jamie Delargy, Business Correspondent of UTV, Mike Mills, Managing Director of Ulster Carpet Mills, Denis Rooney, Chairman of the Institute of Directors NI and Renah Shepherd, General Manager of Parcelforce Worldwide NI.

Chairing the judging panel was Sir John Semple, Director of Northern Ireland Affairs, Royal Mail Group, who added: "TES (NI) Ltd is an excellent business, with a sound financial base, an eye for the future, excellent relationships with customers and employees, combined with dedication and determination to succeed in a very competitive field."

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