Kelvin Hughes wins award in celebration of local commerce

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Kelvin Hughes, designer and supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, charts and nautical publications has been named as a winner of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2014 in the Made in Herts category. The Awards Gala Dinner was held on 15th May 2014 at The Porsche Centre in Hatfield, where the winners for all categories were announced.

Kelvin Hughes was recognised at the awards ceremony for its contribution to local commerce and community since the company’s move to Enfield in August 2012. The company invested £4m in its new facility in the area, enabling the move to a ‘flexible cellular manufacturing’ process for its radar and related equipment production and state of the art charts distribution facility. The new site houses an engineering facility for hardware, electronic and software design and development, as well as two large warehouses and specialist customer witness and Final Acceptance Testing (FAT) facilities.

The Inspiring Hertfordshire campaign was launched in 2012 by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals make. The Made in Herts category, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, was introduced to celebrate manufacturing success within the county.

Kelvin Hughes were also honoured to be included among the finalists for the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards ‘Business of the Year’ Category.

Russell Gould, Kelvin Hughes’ CEO, commented: “Our award win in the Made in Herts category is a source of huge pride for Kelvin Hughes. Hertfordshire is my home county and so the award means a lot personally, as well as to the company. It’s wonderful to have our local community work recognised at home even as a global business.”