Tuesday, October 22, 2013

News: LSM has more to celebrate in 75th year

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Rotherham manufacturer London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Limited (LSM) walked away with the top prize at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards Event on Friday evening.

LSM triumphed over the competition to lift the RBS Business of the Year Trophy in front of over 400 guests at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

Founded in 1938 and now part of AMG Superalloys, LSM is a highly successful manufacturer of high specification metals and alloys and an acknowledged global leader in sustainable metal and powder technology.

Earlier in the night LSM were awarded the ASD Lighting/Rotherham United Excellence in Export Award in addition to also receiving a Salute to Business to mark their 75th Anniversary. Over the last four years, the company has doubled its turnover which has resulted in 87 percent of sales taking place in the export market to over 60 countries. The chamber award follows the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in International Trade.

Itamar Resende, managing director of LSM, said: "LSM were delighted to be part of the Barnsley and Rotherham Awards Event on Friday, what a superb evening recognising the many fantastic and forward looking companies in our region!

"We feel immensely proud to have been recognised, not only for our export sales in receiving the Excellence in Export Award and the Salute to Business 75 Years Award but in particular for the RBS Business of the Year Award.

"As managing director of LSM, it is a great honour to receive this prestigious accolade which coincides with our Diamond Anniversary, celebrating 75 Years of Manufacturing in Rotherham.

"Our achievements, our growth and continued investment are a true reflection of the commitment and dedication of our employees, the people who will help us drive towards a successful future and our Centenary.

Other Rotherham firms celebrating on the night were, The CCTV Factory, Morthyng Group Limited, Willmott Dixon Partnerships, Iceotope and the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Individual awards went to Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent as the 2013 Bull Information Systems Business Person of the Year and Theo Smith from Newburgh Engineering, who was awarded this year's Gala Tent Apprentice of the Year Award.

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber website

Images: Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber

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