Business of the Year Winner 2008
Newton Equipment Ltd wins Business of the Year and the Award for Marketing Excellence at the Barking and Dagenham Business Enterprise Awards 2008.
Mike Byrne, Managing Director commented that:
"It is a very exciting thing to happen to us and a big boost to staff morale, especially in view of the gloomy economic news. I was proud to learn that Newton Equipment were chosen as winners due to our ability to remain competitive during these times of rising costs by the creation of innovative products combined with strong marketing efforts. This success is due largely to the remarkably young and talented team of people we have built up since relocating to Barking 10 years ago.
The Marketing Excellence award was presented for the successful marketing campaign which launched the new range of Quick Fill Dry-Break Refuelling components into the Motorsport world. Newton Equipment was also a finalist in the Innovative Award category, with the Clean Filling device they designed to refuel military battle tanks in dusty conditions, addressing problems with fuel contamination, fuel spillage and slow refuelling speeds.
Newton Equipment's filler caps and refuelling products can be found all over the world in a multitude of applications; from racing cars, to speed boats and sports aircraft. In the past year they have been lucky enough to work with some of the world's top supercar manufacturers, the Ministry of Defence and on a number of projects in the emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market.
In the immediate future Newton Equipment will concentrate on addressing the Marine market's need for faster, clean refuelling equipment, along with the many environmental issues that are increasingly central to all industries relating to fuel.
Barking and Dagenham Business Award 2008 for Marketing Excellence
Thames Gateway Business Awards 2008 for Design Innovation