A glowing example of British manufacturing, Norbar Torque Tools in Banbury, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade for its contribution to UK manufacturing exports. The family-owned business has become the world’s top specialist manufacturer of torque tools and this year celebrates 67 successful years. The award highlights a success story in a sector that has generally experienced decline. As well as success in the Queen's Awards, Norbar were also named Best UK Family Business in the £5-25m turnover category of the Coutts prize for Family Business 2008/9.
Philip Brodey, Sales & Marketing Director of Norbar said: ‘At a time when all we seem to hear about is doom and gloom this award will be a real boost to our staff and also hopefully send a message out to other manufacturers that business is out there to be won.’ And, the award is not the only good news from Norbar. The £20m turnover firm is continuing to invest in production equipment, new business systems, sales channels and people.