A leading electrical and mechanical organisation is celebrating success after picking up a top accolade at a national awards ceremony.
Wombourne based Orton Group was announced as the winner of the coveted Contractor of the Year (Over £5m) category on Thursday 26th October at the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards in London, which recognises the achievements of organisations working in and serving the sector.
The awards ceremony, which is marking its 25th year, was held at the Royal Garden Hotel and recognised the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and installation of electrical products in the past 12 months.
“We’re absolutely over the moon to have won this award,” explained Andrew Lowe, Managing Director of Orton Group. “We’ve just come to the end of celebrating our 25th anniversary in business, so this is truly the icing on the cake for what has been a fantastic year.”
The judges recognised the firm’s positive contribution to the community, having recently raised £25,000 for worthwhile charities chosen by its team, including Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Peter Pan Nursery and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
“Over the past year we’ve secured new contracts and have continued to work with some or our longest-standing clients on a variety of projects, from redevelopment of the UK’s rail infrastructure, to large housing and accommodation refurbishments,” Andrew added. “From a personal point of view, I’m extremely humbled, having set up the business aged just 21 and seeing it grow to become one of the biggest local employers, and a market leader in the field.”
The award win wasn’t the company’s only recognition on the night though, with one of its apprentices, Jordan Yates, being highly commended after being selected as a finalist in the Electrical Apprentice of the Year category.
Over 450 finalists and their guests attended the ceremony to celebrate the best in the industry, from trade and lighting products of the year categories, through to mobile applications and marketing initiatives.