On 6th July when the Rt.Hon. Vince Cable MP announced the launch of a new cross party initiative to recognise manufacturing excellence across Britain, Swann-Morton were proud to find they had been nominated by David Blunkett MP as representatives of his Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency.
Mr.Blunkett explained his nomination:
“In the Great Exhibition of 1851, exhibitors from Sheffield were celebrated for their outstanding steel blades and cutlery. 160 years on, Swann-Morton represents how the Sheffield steel industry has adapted and changed, but remains a global leader. They deserve enormous credit for quality and expertise and for the social enterprise model on which they have built their success.”
Swann-Morton Sales and Marketing Director, Chris Taylor responded:
“We are delighted to be nominated for the Made By Britain project. We produce over 280 million blades per year , which we export all over the world however our roots are here in Sheffield where we were founded in 1932 – being based in Britain is fundamental to our business.”
The nomination can be viewed here - http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/made-by-britain/nominations/surgical-blades-swann-morton