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Record Breaking Year Anticipated for Manufacturer MPM

James Kilbane receives apprentice of the year from Rodney Hansen

Glass reinforced plastic manufacturer, MPM, is set for its best year ever as the company anticipates 40% growth at the end of 2016.

The company has enjoyed recent success including more than ten appointments since March. Results have improved significantly, with the business growing revenues by over 10% in its last financial year and 20% year on year for the last five years. Expansion plans are already underway to open up another 4,000 square feet of manufacturing space and further recruitment is in the pipeline.

Since 2013 the company has scooped up 10 awards/commendations. Two of these were presented at this month’s Composites UK Awards. James Kilbane, aged 19, was awarded Apprentice of the Year, and the company won the Health & Safety award for outstanding safety practices in the workplace.

The Composites UK Awards are the most highly regarded professional accolades in the composite industry with composite manufacturers from all across the UK hoping to win one of the eight awards up for grabs. MPM is no stranger to these awards and won the Outstanding Employer of the Year award in 2015.

The growth and recognition that MPM has achieved it says has been based on the company’s ability to respond to its customers’ needs and provide new products and service offerings, whilst improving its lean manufacturing and business processes.

Ben Wilson, Director at MPM said; “I’m very proud of the work which we do and the way our organisation is developing and growing. Our achievements are carried forward by the incredible team that strive to provide best in class composite solutions that create real value for our customers.

"We are delighted to once again receive external validation from the Composites UK Awards as they have recognised the work we do throughout the business to create a truly great place to work. James Kilbane thoroughly deserved to win the Apprentice of the Year award, and it is great to see that our investment in an in-house apprenticeship scheme is a going from strength to strength."



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