Eamonn Walsh, Brainboxes Managing Director, accepting the Manufacturing Institutes Small Business of the Year Award and Champions of Best Practice

Brainboxes, a leader in serial and Bluetooth connectivity, came out top at the Manufacturing Institutes' 2007 Business Awards. Not only did Brainboxes win the new Champions of Best Practice category but the company was also named Small Business of the Year.

These prestigious awards acknowledge all that is best in British manufacturing in the North West of England and it is the first time that Brainboxes have taken part. The Manufacturing Institute's aim is to salute the ingenuity, productivity and commitment of the region's manufacturers with these Business Awards. The Institute looks for companies that have travelled far on their continuous improvement journey and seek serial business improvers who are wholly commited in their quest to be world class.

The selection process to find the winners of the Business Awards was rigorous. Each nominated company had to go through a half-day assessment visit by a representative from the Manufacturing Institute, adding substantial credibility to the Awards.

Receiving both awards, Brainboxes' Chairman Eamonn Walsh said, "Our policy of recognising, adopting and championing industry best practice has sharpened our cutting edge and enabled us to manage and drive change. It is an acknowledged fact that small business can be far more dynamic and reactive to the market than larger enterprises. Brainboxes' size has meant that we can keep moving forward and win more business.

"This award recognises what we have known for some time - that with the best in-house practices, and a great team, a small company can cut a blazing trail in the world.  This is the reason that Brainboxes can offer the world's largest PC makers UK designed and manufactured PC add-in cards, providing world class performance at a competitive cost."

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