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The world’s leading total castings solutions provider, Grainger & Worrall, has been named Business of the Year at the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) annual Business Excellence Awards. Held last night (8 January) at Birmingham’s NEC Arena, the national ceremony celebrated the achievements and successes of key automotive players across the UK motorsport sector.

Surpassing such high-profile names as the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and Hewland Engineering, Grainger & Worrall was recognised for its outstanding business growth, investment in people and processes, and continued sales successes over the past 12 months, the judges were impressed by Grainger & Worrall’s sustained business expansion, as well as its significant contribution to the motorsport and wider automotive industries.

Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA and chairman of the judges at the Business Excellence Awards, commented: “Grainger & Worrall is a shining example of how successful a business can be, if the true potential of motorsport engineering is wholeheartedly harnessed. The company has consistently demonstrated a focus on the future, R&D, innovation and new technology application, excelling in regards to both quality and service delivery.

“Grainger & Worrall drives its staff to be the best, an approach truly evidenced in the company’s phenomenal success over recent years.”

With sales now exceeding £40 million, Grainger & Worrall employs more than 500 staff at its UK facility in Shropshire. With annual export figures totalling 55% (£20m) of turnover, the high-precision engineering specialist continues to lead the way globally as the world’s foremost total casting solutions provider.

Commenting on the recent awards success, Edward Grainger, director at Grainger & Worrall, said: “Taking home the Business of the Year Award is a huge accolade for the team, and one that recognises our collective capability in and dedication to the motorsport sector.

“At Grainger & Worrall, we pride ourselves on delivering a market-leading service to an international client base, working in collaboration with customers across the automotive, aerospace and defence sectors, amongst others. The past 12 months have been a really exciting time for us, and one which has seen the business go from strength-to-strength. Winning this accolade has only been made possible through the commitment and innovation of our talented workforce, a team truly at the forefront of British engineering."