Uckfield firm aims for top business award

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UCKFIELD firm Scientifica has been shortlisted for a top business award. The firm could find itself winning the BlackBerry Growth Strategy of the Year award at this year’s National Business Awards in partnership with Orange. Scientifica develops and manufactures high quality equipment for electrophysiology researchers and its export success was recently recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade 2012).

Going up against the likes of Baringa Partners and MVF Global, Scientifica will battle it out for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on November 13 in London.

Leslie Copeland, CEO of Vitesse Media, judge for the category said: “Growing into its niche market, high precision instrument maker Scientifica has a clear idea of where the new growth opportunities are and how to capitalise on them.”

Mark Johnson, joint managing director at Scientifica added: “We are proud of the growth we’ve achieved over the past few years – particularly in export sales – and to have this recognised by the National Business Awards judges is a great achievement for the whole team.”

The National Business Awards has revealed over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer, and London Early Years Foundation.

All National Business Awards finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. The diverse size of the companies entering is also huge – ranging from a business with an annual turnover of less that £50k to high growth and high value companies with multi-billion revenues.