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Award season in full swing for Made for Trade

Made for Trade were said to be thrilled to be on the receiving end two regional North East Business Awards; for Manufacturing and High Growth and Ambition, whilst also shortlisted and finalist as Company of the Year in recognition of recent achievements. Alongside this the company has been nominated for an incredible nine awards at the upcoming National Fenestration Awards.

Together with the Durham/Sunderland/South Tyneside heat and Northumberland/Tyneside heat, MFT’s awards from the Teesside heat go on to contest overall titles at The Grand Final, taking place at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield at the end of September. 

As a business formed in the area and with roots firmly in Teesside but now being a trade supplier on a national level, the Made For Trade team were delighted to be selected for their achievements and growth in the region.

The judging panel reportedly recognised drive and ambition and celebrate all the success stories, most recently looking at businesses in the region that have risen to the unique challenges presented over the past couple of years.

Speaking of the Teesside heat and picking up the awards, Made For Trade’s Operations Director Chris Wann noted the following. He said: “It was an incredible evening; this is the first time that Made for Trade have entered regional awards, and to be recognised and achieve two awards that reflect where we are as a business today was better that we could have imagined.

“It was incredibly humbling to be part of an awards ceremony that represents the local and regional talent and high quality of the businesses we have here in the North East. Our congratulations to the winners and all shortlisted businesses that participated in this year’s event”

Made For Trade’s multi award-winning Korniche brand was founded with the mission to bring inspirational products to light via innovative design and engineering pedigree.

Following in the footsteps of the multi-award winning Korniche Roof Lantern, the company has expanded the same engineering-led ethos with the bi-folding door system; making for an extremely busy year for the Wynyard-based business, alongside a re-brand, new ISO9001 certification and the opening of an in-house showroom – all key attributes proudly promoted at various industry exhibitions across 2022 and around the UK. 

It’s not just behind the factory doors however where Made For Trade is being kept busy; as the North East Business Awards are the next in a long line of recent accolades for which the team back at base are delighted to have contributed. Made For Trade were up for no fewer than nine award nominations at the National Fenestration Awards (NFA) alongside entries to the G-Awards, and will now be hoping to add awards from September’s Grand Final to the list and round out an exceptional year for the expanding business. 

The first pair of NFA nominations see MFT recognised under the categories of both Aluminium Fabricator of the Year and Fabricator/Manufacturer of the Year.

Also in the manufacturing sphere is the award nomination for Bi-Folding Door Manufacturer of the Year. The Korniche Bi-Folding Door was introduced less than 12 months ago and since launch continues to grow its market share as trade partners recognise the pioneering engineering-led focus and hassle-free, time-saving ease of installation qualities.

As the awards focus in more detail on MFT’s products, next on the list of nominations are both Door Component of the Year and New Product 2022 –  both for the Korniche Bi-Fold clip-in bead, known as ‘SPEEDBEAD’.

MFT are also nominated in the Conservatory Product and Conservatory Fabricator categories for the Lantern Roof. Away from the manufacturing workshop and into the office, the nomination of Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year for the Korniche Lantern represents the recent development of the brand, and is a project that has raised the profile of both the product and Korniche name itself across both trade and consumer applications.

And the list of nominations is rounded out with a Business Development Manager / Sales Executive of the Year nomination for Chris Caley, Sales Executive at the company.

Chris added: “Following our success at last year’s awards with a joint win for the Korniche Bi-folding Door, being shortlisted for this huge number of awards in 2022 is incredible, all of which are core to our business services and principles. The support in nominations alone is amazing and MFT are proud to have the backing of voters and pick up any one of those nominated categories.”


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