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A manufacturer which ships its machinery around the world from its base in Elvington has been named York’s top business.
Sheppee International was the star of the 2013 Press Business Awards, stealing the show with three awards, including the crown of Business Of The Year.
The £8.5 million turnover company also won the Dare To Export Award and the title of Large Business Of the Year. The wins cement 2013 as a year of award success for Sheppee, which earlier this year was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
The Sheppee brand is globally recognised in the glass container industry, with 95 per cent of its turnover coming from exporting its machinery for hotware handling.
The company has set up an office in China to take advantage of the expanding markets in China, Indonesia and Thailand, and recently began supplying the Australian market.
The awards ceremony also saw Patrick Shepherd, deputy chairman of the Shepherd Group and chairman of York Against Cancer, win the Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to business and charity. Each year the award is presented as a surprise to one unsuspecting guest on the night. [more]
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