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Liverpool City Region companies have winning night at annual NAA Awards

The Annual Northern Automotive Alliance Awards & Networking Dinner took place on Thursday 21 September at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, and what a winning night it was for Liverpool City Region companies.

Winners on the night were:

Design & Innovation Award Winner –
ULEMCo, Aintree

ULEMCo Ltd is the world’s first hydrogen commercial vehicle conversion company, enabling fleet and commercial vehicle owners to access zero-emission hydrogen fuel as part of their strategies to reduce transport-related carbon emissions.

ULEMCo is based in Aintree, and was founded in 2014 to commercialise its globally unique UK capability in hydrogen technology, converting commercial vehicles (from LGV to HGV and specialist utility vehicles) to run on hydrogen. This is achieved using the company’s technology for hydrogen dual fuel, or applying know-how and experience to develop zero emission engine vehicles or implementing hydrogen fuel cell integration.

ULEMCo already supports a fleet of vehicles across a range of hydrogen hubs in the UK, and is rapidly extending its capability to provide ‘fleetwide conversion to hydrogen’ across the globe.

International Trade Award Winner, Manufacturing Excellence Award Highly Commended, Logistics Excellence Award Highly Commended and Company of the Year Award – Briggs Automotive Company, Speke

Briggs Automotive Company is the British manufacturer behind the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercars – the BAC Mono and BAC Mono R.

The Liverpool-based business was founded in 2009 by brothers Neill and Ian Briggs, who set about delivering a pinnacle road vehicle that offers the most authentic and purest driving experience possible. Mono and Mono R implement the very latest racing technology and are highly regarded by customers and critics alike as the ultimate pieces of sporting equipment for the art of driving. BAC exports to 47 territories globally, with an export ratio of 90%.

International Trade Award Highly Commended – 
The Abbey Group, Knowsley
The Abbey Group is a dynamic company dedicated to providing quality engineering services. Engineering is the only thing we have ever done; this meticulous ethos runs through the entire design and manufacturing processes.

We pride ourselves on both the quality and range of ‘Material Handling’ products that we manufacture in-house. From stillages and walkways, to conveyors and cages. All our products can be made bespoke to meet the needs and requirements of each individual business.

From planning, development, prototyping, manufacturing and testing. Our teams of engineers and leading-edge technology ensure we deliver exactly what our clients want time and time again. We believe by working with you and taking a flexible approach, we can add value and expertise to your business with exceptional results.

Logistics Excellence Award Highly Commended – 
Wynne Aviation Services
Wynne Aviation, a third-generation family-run freight and logistics company, operates at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Isle of Man Airport. Wynne Aviation provide aircraft handling, import/exports, customs clearance, final mile and same-day delivery, and air freight services. Our expertise serves Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and specialised manufacturers in the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe.