BM Catalysts has been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category of the Midlands Family Business Awards 2013. The company, which employs up to 300 staff, has been nominated for this prestigious award after demonstrating continuing development, success, commitment to innovation and excellent governance.
This is the second year BM Catalysts has been put forward as a finalist, with the Nottinghamshire based manufacturer picking up the award for ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ at last year’s awards ceremony. News of the latest nomination was welcomed by managing director, Toby Massey, as he confirms: “Having won an award for ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ at last year’s ceremony and finding out that we have been shortlisted at the Midlands Family Business Awards for a second year running is not only a great boost for the company, but is hugely satisfying to be recognised for our family values and success as a family run business.
“We are proud of our family heritage and this award reflects that. The success of our business is down to our ability to manufacture aftermarket parts of the highest quality using state of the art machinery, as well as continually meeting on-going market demands. We are determined to continue investing in our people and facilities to ensure we become a leader in the EU aftermarket.”
Toby Massey is the third generation of the Midlands-based family to lead the business. His father passed him the role of managing director in April 2012, after taking the company from being a local fast fit operation and turned it into Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and front pipes.
Nomination for this, rounds off a great year for BM Catalysts, after expanding its manufacturing facilities, investing in high-tech machinery and announcing that its export sales now account for over 50% of its overall sales. Along with this, BM Catalysts has recently launched its new range of Selective Catalytic Reduction products at this year’s Equip Auto show in Paris.
The overall winner and runners-up in each category will be announced at a prestigious dinner at Birmingham University in The Great Hall on Thursday November 14. The Midlands Family Business Awards is a not-for-profit event and all proceeds raised throughout the awards and at the ceremony will go to The Prince’s Trust.