Total Carbide claims ‘Company of the Year’ title at business awards

15/06/21 | Tenant News

Westcott is now home to the Buckinghamshire company of the year after Total Carbide scooped the top award.

The firm, which makes extremely hard wearing tungsten carbide parts for a wide range of applications from hospital equipment to parts for space rockets, picked up the honour at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards.

It also won the Apprentice and Young Person Employer category making it a double celebration for Managing Director Andreas Hohmann and his team.

He said: “This is a fantastic achievement for everyone at the company and a real tribute to the efforts of our superb team here at Westcott Venture Park.

“Like all companies, the pandemic has been challenging but these awards give us great confidence for the future, and I am particularly proud that we have managed to keep our focus on training, developing and supporting young people and apprentices to become the next generation of engineers.

“I would also like to thank our supporters including our parent company Versarien, Westcott Space Cluster, Activate Apprenticeships and the Westcott Venture Park team who have been incredibly helpful both recently and over the last five years since we arrived here.”

Organised by Buckinghamshire Business First, the Buckinghamshire Business Awards are an opportunity for local businesses to show that they are leaders in their field who excel through hard work and entrepreneurial vision. Each winner embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship that makes Buckinghamshire renowned for business success.

Jayne Cannell, Business Park Manager at Westcott said: “We are delighted that Total Carbide have received this prestigious reward in recognition for all of their hard work, particularly as they have invested so heavily in training and development for young people to gain valuable experience and develop the skills they need. 

“We are also delighted to be able to say we are home to the Buckinghamshire Company of the Year.”

Total Carbide, part of the Versarien Plc Group, is one of the European leaders in the design and manufacture of tungsten carbide wear parts.

The company sells to a global customer base covering 40 different industries producing bespoke products for a wide spread of wear applications.  These range from all aspects of the oil and gas industry through measurement tools and cutting knives to difficult complex breakthrough technology designed to cut the weight of rockets and is now the leader in providing nozzles for space propulsion and aerospace parts.

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