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Tomlinson Hall announced as a finalist in prestigious national awards

The company has been shortlisted in the ‘Distributor of the Year’ category in the Pump Industry Awards 2017, which recognise performance, innovation and achievement in the pump sector.

In addition, Tomlinson Hall’s business support manager, Mark Wright, will compete for the ‘Engineer of the Year’ title at the awards ceremony, which is organised by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA).

Tomlinson Hall is the only North East England-headquartered company to be named as a finalist in the awards, which will take place on March 23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.  The winners will be chosen based on the outcome of an online vote, coupled with the ranking as established by the award judges.

A joint-founding member of the Pump Distributors Association, Tomlinson Hall is an approved global distributor of many leading pump brands, such as DEPA, ELRO, Grundfos, Mono and Richter, and offers a total service to industry – including pump selection and supply, site visits, problem solving, servicing and repairs.

Tomlinson Hall also manufactures its own innovative liquid ring vacuum pump, Liquivac, which can perform operations across industries including seawater extraction, land remediation, chemical processing, food and drink processing and utilities.

2016 saw the company invest heavily in staff training and successfully roll out Energy Check Reports in partnership with Grundfos: these are being delivered nationwide and are designed to help end users make significant energy savings on their pump systems and to improve operational efficiency.

Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall, said: “Having Tomlinson Hall represented in two categories in this year’s Pump Industry Awards is a fantastic achievement – and it’s particularly pleasing to be flying the flag for both Teesside and North East industry at this national event.

“Over the last year we’ve enhanced our capabilities, rolled out innovative new services such as Energy Check Reports, built on our relationships with regional networks and reinforced our commitment to staff training and development, and we believe that this has all played a significant part in Tomlinson Hall being named as a finalist in the Distributor of the Year category.

“Mark, meanwhile, has used his expertise to further improve our services – including maintenance and consultancy – for the benefit of our clients. We’re delighted to see him make the finals and to be representing Tomlinson Hall in the Engineer of the Year category. All of our team are very proud of Mark and wish him the best of luck!”

Mark Wright, business support manager at Tomlinson Hall, said: “I’m humbled to have made the shortlist for the Engineer of the Year award and to have been recognised for my contribution to our business and the wider pump industry. It’s a real honour to be a finalist this year, at an event which is a true highlight in the pump sector’s calendar, nationally and internationally.”

Tomlinson Hall’s achievement in reaching the final follows the company’s success in the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Awards 2017, where the firm won the SME of the Year title for the second time in three years.

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