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Scorpion wins Made in the UK National ‘Automotive Award’ 2018

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Now in their fifth year, Insider Media's Made in the UK Awards honour the cream of the manufacturing industry and shine a light on the UK's most innovative and dynamic manufacturers.

The event took place last night at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool and was compèred by broadcaster Mark Durden-Smith. The awards brought together regional winners from the past 12 months to compete for national awards across several categories.

Scorpion Automotive collected the Made in the UK Automotive Award which recognises the achievements of manufacturers and supply chain companies in this £77.5bn sector. Following in the footsteps of Jaguar Land Rover, last year’s title holders, this was a challenging category with the judge’s criteria stipulating that they were looking for: ‘The best-in-class when it comes to all elements of automotive manufacturing, concentrating on innovation and pioneering technology, alongside efficiency and sustainable growth. The judges were also looking for the company that is putting UK automotive manufacturing on a global map’.
The Scorpion team take to the stage at the Made in the UK Awards
The Scorpion team take to the stage to accept the Made in the UK’s national ‘Automotive Award ‘. From left to right: Karen Hicklin, Purchasing Manager; Darrel Murgatroyd, Production Engineering Manager; Ian Davenport, Head of R&D; Sigourney Ifould, Buyer and Carl James, Head of Marketing & Sales Ops with Philip Cunliffe, Business Editor at Insider Media.
Carl James, Head of Marketing & Sales Ops is quizzed at the Made in the UK Awards
Carl James, Scorpion Head of Marketing & Sales Operations is quizzed on the reasons behind Scorpion’s ongoing success and summarises the strategy behind the company's ambitious growth objectives.
Speaking after receiving the award, Carl James, Head of Marketing & Sales Operations at Scorpion Automotive commented:

“I’m delighted to accept this award on behalf of my Scorpion colleagues. This award is dedicated to them – a diverse workforce including engineers, software developers, production, quality, tracking, procurement, sales and marketing professionals who’ve worked tirelessly and collaboratively over the last 12 months to grow our customer base in the face of fierce competition from overseas manufactured products. We now supply bespoke electronics, security and tracking systems to 22 vehicle manufacturers, fleet telematics solutions to 100’s of businesses operating fleets of vehicles and provide insurance approved, Police supported 24/7 theft tracking to tens of 1000’s of private vehicle owners. We’ve significantly expanded our global reach too with Scorpion products now sold in 16 countries spanning 6 continents”.
TV Presenter, Mark Duerden-Smith at the Made in the UK Awards
TV Presenter, Mark Durden-Smith best known for presenting I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here is compere for the evening.
View of the Made in the UK Awards room at the Titanic Hotel
View of the Made in the UK Awards function room at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.
Mark Durden-Smith summarised the rationale behind the judging panel’s decision:
“Scorpion Automotive saw off tough competition to take home this trophy. The judges praised the company’s clear growth and export strategy and its investment in employee engagement.”
This latest award victory follows hot on the heels of the Made in the UK regional award and the International Transport News Award for Best Vehicle Security and Telematics Systems Provider both collected within the last 2 months.

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