Sheffield-based SCX group, which specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of specialist mechanical handling and lifting solutions, has won the coveted Innovation Award at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2019.
The flagship national awards, held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London each year, honour the UK’s most creative and innovative businesses who set new standards of excellence within their industries.
SCX was established in 1972 to maintain and repair cranes and hoists, and it has evolved to become a leading mechanical handling specialist. SCX has been responsible for the design and construction of retractable roofs at Wimbledon’s Centre and No.1 Courts, the removable racetrack at Royal Ascot and recently the design and installation of the world’s first dividing retractable football pitch at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in North London.
In other sectors, SCX has fitted cranes to the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carriers, designed decommissioning cranes for the Dounreay nuclear power plant and developed robotic lifting platforms for London’s Crossrail project.
The Innovation Award judges were impressed by SCX’s commitment to innovation and engineering quality. The group has established expertise in three key disciplines; mechanical engineering; electrical control systems; and building solutions for safety-critical environments.
Commenting on the award-winning achievement, Darren Falkingham, Group Marketing Manager at SCX said: “This is a fantastic award to win and means so much to us. We have a truly world-class team at SCX. The Innovation Award recognises their engineering expertise, their commitment and their natural ability to innovate. Being recognised by the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards will help us to promote SCX to a wider audience, not just in the UK, but to new international markets too.”
The judges commented: “The innovative solutions devised by the SCX team stand out on a world stage. Their engineering skills push every boundary and make a real difference for their clients. Congratulations to the whole team.” Judges in the category included; Simon Devonshire OBE, Entrepreneur in Residence, Co-Founder and Investor, Alan Rubenstien, Former Chief Executive at Pension Protection Fund, Richard H Harris, CEO and Co-Founder at Ensygnia and Simon Burckhardt, Chairman at Support to Win.
Now in its 18th year, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is attended by 1,200 business leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians. The awards ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with the UK’s top business leaders.
For more information about SCX and the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards visit: www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/